McTapps (2333) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Expected so much of this (thinking in IPA terms) but this beer really turns out to be a pissy low-bodied bitter. The look is nice: Clear amber colour with low head and medium body. Disappointing nose (malt, hops, straw) follows disappointing taste: Unripe, unaromatic hops, light malt, straw, nuts, torf and basement. Boring beer which lacks body, taste and deepness. Below average.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Honey-colored clear beer. No lacing, small head. I expected more from this, Iím not a huge fan of the style, though. Itís bitter alright, with not a whole lot of malty warmth. Aftertaste for days, but I wish itíd just stop. Overall, itís fresh enough for the style, and drinkable (it certainly reminds me of england), but I donít think I need to try this beer again. My least favorite sam smithís
MichaelBruch (2201) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Starting off quite noseless with a bit if hops in the first sip. Bit watery, very dry and with a huge bitter end. Gets better after a while and develops a nice drinkability. Far from rocket science but a decent one.
60minuteman (497) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really good example of ESB. Excellent balance of sweet and hoppy. Caramel and yeast lead the way. Love the roasted malt flavor. This was way to good to just be enjoyed in the small bottle.
Ferris (1267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Tropical candied fruit. Clear gold with a rich off white head. Lots of grains, some peach notes and some light grassy bittering hops.
Habanero (1875) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours clear deep golden with a medium sized white head. Aroma of flowerish hops, citrus, peach notes and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and decent bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A nice, crisp ale.
RumRunner101 (569) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, hazy golden pour. Aroma is earthy with a touch of lemon and grain. Flavour is biscuity malts with a nice balanced bitterness.
arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle with thin white head, aroma brought notes of pilsner malt, hints of cracker, biscuit, slight grass, pine, earthy tones as well. Taste is a mix of pils, cracker, hints of earth, grass, slight orange, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter, dry.
Hkrivera (48) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - AUG 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another excellent beer from Samuel Smith! This India Ale tastes smooth, yet strong, with a great maltiness taste. Runs dry in the mouth, superb aftertaste!
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annunz123 (745) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, fruit, honey, and a little skunkiness in the aroma. Flavor starts very malty and a little sweet, with a lot of caramel and some fruit flavors. Finish has a little bitterness and spice. More like a Belgian ale than an IPA or ESB, but really good.