TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark brown pour. Head was tanish white, that disolved quickly. Had a strong alcohol and malt aroma. Has a malty, fruit, alcohol flavor. Has a nice bite at the end. Good drinker.
Petethegod (1) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Phoenix Double ESB (Extra Special Bitter) from Real Ale is a beer with awesome packaging and a great taste to boot. I took a gamble buying it and it was well worth the purchase. If you like other brews from Real Ale, you will not be disappointed with this one.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle pours a deep red with a tall frothy tan head. Aroma is full of biscuit malt and citrus with a heavy dose of grassy hops. Flavor is rich bready malts lots of toast and nuts with lighter notes of rye and a small hint of chocolate malt. Finish is hop dominate with lots of pine and resin flavors balancing that nice malt character. This is a home run!
exparte (59) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of citrus and floral hops with sweet caramel malt. Throw in some chocolate and you’ve got one delicious candy. A center pour produces a thick and rocky tan head that clings fairly well. Color is a brilliant orange. Taste is sweet at first with a substantial bitter bite at the end. Full and slick with resin. Damn fine in every respect.
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
slick golden bitter beer. nice maltiness. had once on tap and happy to see it in bottles
jzzbassman (1571) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark brown with a creamy tan head that stuck around. Alcohol was disguised in the nose and the taste, and this was all about the caramel flavors, with a crisp hoppiness in the end. Well done.
HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet resin-hop with alcohol definitely present. Also contains strong fruity notes that resemble fruity pebbles cereal..... or fruit roll-ups, if you will (Do they still make those?) A beautiful reddish-amber color with a clear complexion. Develops an impressive white frothy head that quickly diminishes after the pour. Very minimal lacing occurs (more like spotting... again, if you will). Heavy bitter taste (much like an IPA) with a fruit notes gathering in the nose. Medium-bodied that is impressive as far as ales go, with a slick texture. Fizzy carbonation in the mouth with a lingering bitter finish that is a bit biting. Not a bad brew, although I’m not jumping off the couch to buy more.
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this beer pours a deep copper with a thin white head that diasipates quickly. the aromas are fruit, malt and nut. the flavors are figs, nut and malty sweetness. I really liked this one! cheers!
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Draught at The Draught House. Pours murky red with an off white head and good lacing. Nice earth, malt, and grassy notes in the nose. Strong bitterness up front with some earth/grassy notes and good malt profile. Very drinkable beer. Another good one from Tim and the crew!
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber into the glass with a off-white head. Aroma is burnt toast with some malt sweetness. Flavor is surprisingly bitter. Not so much from the hops, but a hint of roasted grain. Really enjoyed this offering from Real Ale and would love to see them start offering their seasonals in bottles!