Nocturne (546) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at a Sounders game in a plastic cup. Dark copper in hue with a short ring of bubbles. Big hoppy aroma, not like the ESBs back home. Lots of malty caramel goodness, tangerine and sticky red fruits. Good stuff, nice balance between hops and malt.
chuckstout (167) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of bread and fruit. Pours a brilliant Amber with a off white head and decent lacing. Malty and fruity throughout the background. Pretty drinkable.
Dodgrblu (462) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from sampler, another drinkable, underwhelming offering from Redhook. Not bad but not particularly good either.
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FatPhil (8106) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki)
Simple mashy aroma, caramalts, some hints of sweet nuttiness. Full smooth palate, pleasant carbonation crispens it. Spicy and nutty retronasals, some sharp corners, sweetish too. Big malt-forward body, a little sweet, some sourish hints, nice bittering hops, but heading towards metallic and papery at times. Feel 3.3 is an underrate, let’s put some plus signs on taste and overall. Slips down easily, doesn’t feel like a 5.8% beer at all, nice session bitter. Not sweet enough to be an amber, this is just an ESB. And a pretty tasty one at that.
1guywith_aboat (91) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque orange. Biscuit, toast, and herbal hops on the nose. Labor follows with a medium body. Very tasty and also easy drinking.
BOSSbrewer (1025) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was my first real craft beer many years ago.y how things have changed. Drinkable but not too much to it.
MadRobin (1397) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear, bright amber with a 2-finger off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of bread, grass, citrus and peaches.
Taste of bread, a strong mineral flavor, caramel, peach, pear, herbs and pine. Nothing is all that bad here, but the mix of flavors does not work for me.
Medium body and low/medium carbonization.
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VastActiv (1615) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0.355l at Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, honey, caramel, some hops and malts.
mjs (3998) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l - bottling date unreadable, at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, 20130831) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, caramell and hops. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramell, grassy hops, molasses and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A decent malt forward beer.
hag14 (37) - Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND - AUG 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Sweet malty and caramel flavour. Medium body. Not my favourite style but ok beer.