Maria (10130) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper-red with a moderate head. The aroma has notes of malt and fruit and the flavour has slightly malty notes of caramel, fruit and a sharp, harsh grapefruit note in the finish.
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.
Travlr (9997) - 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.
Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber orange beer with a light malty aroma with faint hops and light citrus. Good malt taste, not too sweet, with a mild bitterness in aftertaste, quite sustained. Medium bodied with a good balance of hops and malts. I would not qualify this as a ESB though.
Ratman197 (9550) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy mixed bubble, off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malt, earthy and spicy hops with light rotten fruit notes. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt, spicy, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Bier-Bienne - pours a hazy bronze beer with a poor head retention; lemony and light piney hoppiness; a good malt backbone; light sticky and with some malt sweetness; a decent bitterness; quite dry and long fruity and piney hoppy finish - pretty nice
FatPhil (9182) - 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.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2008
Strong fruit aroma. Golden bronze coloured and very hoppy with a pine flavour. Crisp dry and slightly bitter finish.
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home. Slightly burnt, orange appearance with a cream colored head. Pretty caramel malty, mild to medium hoppy nose. Again a medium caramel malty flavor with a medium hoppy, light piney flavor.