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
HenrikSoegaard (10786) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Lubiere (10461) - 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.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber with tiny white head. Sweet yea ty aroma with caramel nand fruity notes. Sweet fruity flavor with citric hops and caramel notes. Ends bitter.
Ratman197 (10216) - 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.
Maria (10176) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - 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 (9808) - 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 (9618) - 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.
hopscotch (9553) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling clear amber brew with a small, frothy, enamel head. Quickly diminishing with minimal lacing.
Malty, yeasty and spicy nose full of white wine and fuzzy fruit. Lightly floral.
The flavor is lightly malty up front with butterscotch highlights. Citrusy and lightly bitter hop presence on the backside. Hints of yeast and alcohol as well.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, dry, crisp finish! Malty and bitter notes at the conclusion.
I can't believe I've not rated this beer before now. An old stand-by!