rondphoto (3028) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Sergio’s / Louisville KY --- Clear medium amber color, frothy ivory head, splashes of lace. Aroma of malt and floral hops. Taste is crisp malt that adds carbonation on the swallow, then is joined by floral hops in a long finish. Both malt and hops are done with discretion, while continuing to have enough flavor to satisfy. A solid mild English ESB.
Holmen1 (3728) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fra flaske (bb. 290513) på RBHD-treff hos OG: lett uklar gylden med kort hvitt skum. Mynteaktig aroma med sjokoladesnev, her nevnes After Eight. Tørr bitterhet og tørr ttersmak, smakte egentlig gammelt og ufriskt. Må prøves i frisk utgave en gang, og gjerne before eight.
gunnar (6714) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours almost clear dark golden with a tiny white head. Aroma is nice, inviting flowery hops. Taste is moderate sweet earthy and cellar malts. Weak dry finish.
abemorsten (3288) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Shared bottle at RBHD gathering, March 2015. Misty deep golden body with an off-white film. Minty chocolate and wooden and earthy notes on the nose. Sharp carbonation. Dry, metallic with earthy notes. Light to medium bodied. Overdue with a best before date in 2013.
Holmen2 (1976) - NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at RB/HD at OGJ’s 03.03.15. Golden. Off-white head. Mint-chocolate in aroma. Also in taste, combined with hops and fresh fruits. Good drinkability, particularly after eight.
alexsdad06 (7210) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, mild fruit character, a mild hop profile, with light bitterness, seemed older and rather bland.
Skinnyviking (7936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Sweet and mild malt straw aroma. Thinbodied and somewhat watery malt caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long dry finish.
solidfunk (5661) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little more hops makes this a little better than the Oxfordshire for me. Pours amber, a little light than Oxfordshire ESB. Light citrus dose here, texture is a little cloying. Cask at Churchkey.
wheresthepath (1833) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light amber with an off-white head. Bit of bread, bit of earth, bit of straw, bit of vomit, bit of caramel, bit mellow, bit bland, bit boring. Dull for the strength.
PonderStibbons (10) - - SEP 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A generic bitter, not overdoing it either way, not a roller coaster ride. Looks good, rest average good.