MiP (15296) - 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 (15152) - 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.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was too kind to this one. It should have been around a 3.5. Slightly bitter. Golden amber pour. Rated 11/29/2000
mcberko (14644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at The Taphouse, pours clear copper. Bland caramel malts, slight hoppy bitterness - not much character here. Drinkable.
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, hop, malt, caramel. Flavour is sweet, fruit, hop, malt, caramel.
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of light roasted malt with somewhat floral hop. Coppery kind of color with a white head that didn’t amount to much. Pleasant surprise. NIce floral hop, with possibly a bit of citrus, and some roasted malt. Very like an English ESB, but more strong in flavor. Medium body with mild carbonation. Pleasant drink. Finish is not overly anything. Nice balance. Good taste.
FatPhil (14012) - 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.
Tmoney99 (13587) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with medium head that did not last long. Aroma was milt with hoppy tone. Flavor was good combo of bitter and hops.
Ratman197 (13398) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, a hint of earthiness and light fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, some earthiness and a hint of grapefruit rind with a pleasently bitter finish.
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Its ties to Bud means that you can find this quite good beer on tap all over the place. Always a reliable pick, with medium hoppiness (a bit less than you’d expect for an ESB) and good balance.