Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (according to the label) less than a month prior to this review. Very retentive head and lacing. There is something in that aroma that I just canít figure out. Reminds me ever so slightly of human solid waste (no joke). Good amber color. Very crisp and dry mouthfeel, light to medium body. There is no sweetness to this ale, no maltiness. If a bitter is supposed to be "balanced", this isnít. Hops are very evident, but not overpowering. I donít dislike this at all. It is a different experience than most beers Iíve had.
GuideDogSaint (419) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma is floral orange, malty with some pine. Sweet finish.
ADesenberg (630) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botle: nothing too exciting, which is exactly what I expected. Bready... Malty... Boring.
crossovert (7722) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml embossed stubby bottle. Amer/gold unfiltered olor, forhty 1 finger head. Herbal, bready nose. Flavor is sticky bready, not the worst beer but pretty lame for the style.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"doesnít differentiate itself from the rest of the line-up enough to be unique...or very good. a below average esb. a little to bitter, and slightly light on the flavor. iíll pass."
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice golden amber with 2 finger head. Aroma of malt, and a bit of pine. Flavor matches aroma, low bitterness and sweet. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Kind of watery and flavor doesnít linger.
Pinball (10908) - 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,
Livendadream (123) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Btl pours a hazy dull,pale amber color. Big,thick,soapy off white head that vanished quickly leaving bits of lace on glass. Smells fruity,with a hint of breadiness,a bit of earth and minerals. Tastes of sweet caramel, bread and a touch of herbal hops. Smooth almost watery mouthfeel,average carbonation, light body and a soft,slightly bitter finish. This is a decent beer that is easy to swallow. Unfortunately this beer is nothing special, just an average offering. Boring!!!!
Sigmund (5269) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from bottle at Vecturamesse. Brown colour, Some caramel in aroma and flavour. The flavour is otherwise too bland for an ESB, with too moderate hops. Will re-rate when I get a full bottle.
Baramba (155) - ITALY - SEP 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color, minimal head. Light aroma of fruit, ordinary bitterness, boring.
einherjar (52) - CROATIA - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden color with a small head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste is malty and bitter, well balanced.