BritAlesRule (215) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautifully clear nut brown. Aroma is mostly caramel malts against a clear water background with some mild spices, like cinnamon and some very mild hops. The taste is wet newspaper and strained hop against the thick malt background. I love this beer. Not for everyone, but I still think the Brits brew the best stuff.
LLaurin (244) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle pouring dark golden with small white head. Maltiness is immediately present and light caramel nose. Taste is also rich malty sweetness with discrete but distinctive hops with a nice bitterness. Palate with some sweet tones and very shy hops.
mmather (160) - Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very nice, clear, mellow, yet with just enough bite to know there are some hops. lovely very British beer......
Blastomorpha (56) - - JUN 5, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sure it has a nice clear orange colour with thick white and durable head (which I always appreciate), but the aroma is weak, just some citrus notes, malt and hints of caramel, almost no hops.
And in mouth it does not get much better than that.
It’s not bad, I kind of enjoyed its mild nature, the medium-light body coupled with the mild carbonation make it very drinkable but I’m not convinced. I expected something with a stronger bitterness (which you got only in the finish) or more complex and this was not.
Anyway, my bottle had a different drawing on the label.
Durival (3) - - MAY 28, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I tasted thinking be a ipa beer, but it’s a esb. Well, can you take the whole day ...
BIGJOHNO123 (13) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really enjoyed this. Dark gold, almost amber in colour with a full, off-white head. Rich, aromas of malts and vanilla. Slightly woody. Taste is full with vanilla and wood, Other flavours of toffee, treacle, butterscotch gives it lots of character. Almost no carbonation make the beer very smooth and long lasting. Slight bitterness on the finish. Overall a realty enjoyable beer. So much flavour.
VamboladeTolly (1346) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 13, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours clear amber with small yellowish head. Aroma: malty, caramel, hay, year old cow shit. Taste: sweet, caramel, malty, hay, weak toffee, metallic notes. Thin + body. Dry. Sweet finish. Not for me.
tampierre (1185) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, Cesky Brod-Liblice, CZ, Malt,wood,some caramel and floral aroma, Clear golden to amber color, bigger creamy lacing head, Sweeter taste, longer bitter finish, Medium body, Soft carbon, Pretty good.
tomer (2771) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 25, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
At a tasting, thanks Hippoman,stable creamy slightly dense head, clear deep yellow color with orange taints, malty bready aroma, with some honey in the back, light fruity bready flavor, light and touch harsh bitterness. Quite drinkable but not too interesting.
Blankside (17) - Žilina, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden to amber colour with white head. Aroma of bread malt, caramel and herbs hops, . Taste light to medium bitter and lightly sweet. Medium body with sticky texture, soft carbonation with easy honey and caramel finish.
Melkart (431) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Samuel Smith’s India Ale is characterized by the colour of a golden sunset, a refined maltiness and an emphasis on the aroma and flavour from Britain’s best hop gardens."