markas101 (1747) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
65 cl bottle, Winnipeg, MB, Canaa. Hazy brown greyish appearance. Zero head. Citrus and coriander aroma with some celery. Caramel flavour, overly carbonated, some lime on the finish.
piscator34 (1844) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample. Copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of woody and mildly citric hops, caramel malt, and a bit of toast. The toasted nut and biscuit elements of the malt come through stronger in the mouth, while the woody hops continue to play a fair role. Fairly bitter with a snappy finish. A bit muted overall. Not a bad pale ale, but calling it an ESB conjures up a beer with more fruity English yeast notes which just aren’t present here.
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Cirtus with a touch of caramel
A - Orange caramel color with thick white head
T - Light sweet and sour followed by controlled bitter
P - Medium body and soft
O - Good bitter...would have liked a bit fuller flavour
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at Darby’s Liquor Store. Aroma and flavour were that of a standard bitter - English malts and hops, mushrooms. Quite bitter and biscuity. Not a lot of complexity, unsurprisingly... But drinkable.
mcberko (4810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of light bitter hops, light toasted caramel and biscuit. Flavour of quite bittering and intense English hops balanced by lightly toasted English malts. Not overly thrilling though decent.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour, white head. Earthy, floral nose. Sweet, bready malts, earthy hops, mildly bitter finish with floral and herbal notes. Very good, classic tasting ESB.
DuffMan (5793) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, brought back by Paksy from Vancouver and generously shared. Medium honey amber with a very long lasting light golden head. Aroma is very hoppy, nice citrus and light pine, toasty malts underlying. Hoppy bitter palate mirrors the nose, light and refreshing, very bitter coniferous finish. In a blind tasting I would have pegged this as an PNW APA, but that is not a criticism. This is a very tasty, hoppy bitter. Delicious!
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral hops join well-rounded caramel malts in the nose. Brilliantly clear golden-copper coloured body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, off white head that recedes slowly to a lasting cover with some very nice lacing. Lemon citrus and lavender-like floral hop flavours join the caramel and toasted malt flavours with fairly strong bitterness. Medium-light body with moderately prickly effervescence. London Bitter sampled on tap at the London Pub on Main Street.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased in Vernon, BC on 03/10/2011. Colour: Wild and dark honey with minimal but lingering head. Nose: Tomato juice, slightly metallic, mushrooms, fresh earth. Taste: Light sweet, medium sour, med-heavy bitter. Tomato again, some tea leaves, then flowery hops take grip and only get stronger as it goes. A bitter finale that leaves me in applause. Unfortunately too fizzy.
Lagerboy (904) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This more average offering from Russell tastes more like a NSB (nothing special bitter) didn’t notice much "rich roasted malt flavours" mostly a dry, bitter hop flavour. It was okay.