Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color, off white head. Aroma of pepper and malt. Medium body. Some sort of spice, decent bitterness in the taste and the finish.
yngwie (15188) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A clear, golden beer with some beige head. Hops, malt, more hops, beef-stock and some alcohol makes the aroma. The flavor is quite hoppy and piney, but is too short on malt to make it a balanced beer. It’s not bad though. It is full-bodied, and with a piney finish followed up by malt and stock. A nice beer, but a bit on the hoppy side, definately not the average English ESB. (070119)
harrisoni (14981) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 08. Slight hazy amber. Thin beige head. Not a great ESB, some good fruit, but no body to back it up. I expected it to be darker to reflect the style. Some US hop on end. Bit of grapefruit. Still a bit murky as I’m not sure it was 100% ready to be served.
saxo (14702) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, hops, fruits and notes of molasses.
MiP (14433) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF08. Weak fruity aroma. Almost clear amber colour. Very small frothy white head. OK fruit flavour, some alcohol. Has a hint of plastic, but nothing to worry about.
Theis (14304) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at DØE BeerFest 2013. Clear golden - white head. Citrus, tobacco, caramel, breadish, light body, light amber malts, toasted, light to medium hoppy, berrie notes.
Rasmus40 (13502) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Clear ambet with an off-white head. Aromais sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet amd moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 090313
Oakes (13398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical of the style and region. That’s not a bad thing.
rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Skövde. Clear amber/copper beer with a decent beige head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, slightly roasted, notes of citrus. Hoppy nutty flavor, caramel, floral, citrus, turning into a quite bitter herbal finish with citrus and biscuits.
brokensail (12744) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is amber/light copper with a creamy off-white head.
S: Some moderate caramel and toffee notes and a floral, earthy hoppiness. Not an overly intense nose, but it’s an English style afterall...
T: Very bready on the palate with a pretty significant amount of hop bitterness. Again, the hops are primarily floral and earthy, and the sweetness is not quite as noticeable as on the nose.
M: The body is medium and so is the level of carbonation. The finish leaves a lingering bitterness.
D: I’m not an expert on ESBs, but I think this one isn’t too bad. Sure, not perfectly to style (or maybe even close), but it’s easy to drink and flavorful.