Pinball (11412) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear orange-yellow, large smooth yellow head. mildly bitter aroma, malts. not so us hoppy.flavor is malty, bitter, bitter malty, faint caramel,
Ratman197 (11260) - 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.
Lubiere (11170) - 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.
jtclockwork (10894) - , 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
FatPhil (10893) - 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.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
cloudy yellow, decient head, great lace, sweet malt aroma with a touch of spicy hops, tight hop flavor, almost an ipa, good bitter aftertste
Score: 3.3 to 3.1
clear amber, wispy white head, light caramel malt aroma with a hint of sweetness, nice sweet malt flavor with spicy hops, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10786) - San Diego, California, 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.
Drake (10526) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from a sampler. Pours a slighty hazy amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and decent lacing. Aroma is earthy with notes of caramel and leafy hops. Taste is caramel, plum, peach and other fruity notes, leafy, bitter hops, nutty notes as well. Medium bodied. Good beer.
Beerhunter111 (10507) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.
Bov (10485) - 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