DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours turbid copper with off-khaki head. Nose is caramel malt, vinous fruit, brown sugar. Tasted somewhat tart, with notes of caramel, hops, and figgy fruit.
ST247 (380) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @home. Pours cloudy amber/brown with off-white foam. Aroma is a bit sour, not a pleasant one. Malty, light to medium sour taste. Medium carbonation. Little sour, dry aftertaste.
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Okay so I have a question. What was the brewer’s intention here, really? Did the person who entered this beer into the database decide this was an ESB, or did the brewer decide? I don’t know because I can’t understand Italian so I can’t read the label. It’s important, because if the brewer says that this is a sour brown or sour red ale, then that changes everything. This beer is lightly sour, lightly phenolic, and moderately malty. As an ESB it is a dismal fail. As a sour ale of any sort, it is moderately successful. I don’t know how to score this because I don’t know what it claims to be. So I’m going to go middle of the road to give the brewer a benefit of doubt.
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki)
Nice brown, but was a massive gusher - docking points for that. Quite nice sour aroma, to be honest, nice toffee. Clearly has potential, if it hadn’t spoiled, but it has spoiled, so they fail, and I give them a low score. Not the first dodginess encounter from these guys, IIRC.
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where and how: Bottle 500 ml - Virginia Beach
Aroma quiet sweet , plenty of caramel. Slight funk. Aromatic floral hop feel Touch of Arabic gum.
Top: medium of white cap.
Base: hazy, cloudy amber-red.
Palate : medium bodied, milder.
Taste: gentle sourness on sweet mild malt base. Caramel with ripe tart fruit with slight bitterness on end.
Other notes Not half bad.
mike5326 (907) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a cold bottle. Plum color, not much of a head. Sour bitter aroma with a hint of wet towel. Slight tart, fruit flavor.
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[ Trade by madsenbryg ]. Clear medium to dark red - orange amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, shoe polish. Flavour is moderate sweet and light acidic with a long duration, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
TommyFi (101) - ITALY - JUL 19, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Di color rosso ramato, poco limpida, schiuma evanescente. Al naso presenta lo stesso odore di fondo che hanno tutte le birre di questo birrificio, ossidato/fenolico, si avvertono odori metallici. Non è nemmeno parente di una bitter come scritto nella descrizione...
wlajwl (3875) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is medium perfumed fruit bordering on lambic-strength almost. The flavor is fruit/berries, biscuit/slightly earthy malts, lambic-like tart notes and a mildly sour finish.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a cloudy reddish amber with an off-white head. Sweet fruity nose. Medium body, again some sweet fruit and then the lactic acid comes rushing in. Surely not an ESB but at least this Montelupo doesn’t appear like a health hazard. 070413