Derek881 (1016) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured this beer from the bottle into a pint glass to sample. The beer had a light fruity aroma with touches of apricot and caramel, with light citrus hops and malty notes, but was a bit under-developed. The beer had a hazy, wavy, light sediment effect in a rich amber-orange color that had a good-sized white head with great retention and lacing, and top-notch cling. The beer had a sour fruit taste with slightly sweet caramel malt notes. It was a dry beer with lower carbonation and was a bit thin and chalky. A decent beer, but not a favorite, and overall not that exciting.
sir__v (716) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice hoppy nose with grassy and caramel balanced. Taste: nice balanced of malt and hops. Strong caramel taste. Aftertaste: nice wet bitterness.
Lore (1204) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear, darker amber colour, huge, stable yellowish off-white head;aroma of biscuit, caramel, floral-honey notes as well as overripe fruits, like apple and pear; taste is the same; really great ESB with a very tricky name
magpieken (69) - - DEC 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
550ml. Pours a slightly opaque, pale amber, orange colour with an effervescent white head which quickly dissipated leaving a trace of lace. Gentle caramel malt aroma with some citrus. Underlying light sweetness, tangy bitterness in the middle with a very long, mildly bitter finish. Quite dry, creamy texture, medium to full body. Not a beer I would rave about but decent enough in its own way.
scooter131313 (22) - - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinkable, but not one of my favorite from the wonderful selection from Samuel Smith's wonderful brewery.
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Karstenborg (325) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown clear with small white head. Aroma is honey, malt and a bit citrus. Taste is malt, bread and syrup. Medium Carbonation.
Carlisle (88) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light honey color with white lead and substantial lacing. General citrusy aroma with some sweet character. Light caramel malt with toasted biscuit notes. Sweet finish with honey notes and slight bitterness.
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codfishh (111) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pale gold creamy white head. Smells of oxidized malt and herbal hops. Flavor is malty with a balanced bitterness. Some herbal hop flavor. Medium body medium carbonation.
GuideDogSaint (480) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours light brown with a white head. Aroma of pine. Has a raw edge to it.
GlasgowTAD (126) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is deep brown, much like the bottle it comes in. Taste is tangerine, floral, caramel sweet and bitter on the finish. Head is lively. Nice ale that has a decent taste profile.
gripweed57 (768) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
550 ml bottle. Slightly hazy amber orange color. Big rocky off white head. Fruity toasted malt aroma has notes of caramel and tangerines and a floral hoppiness. Tart citrusy malt flavor has a spicy hop backdrop. Hints of grapefruit peel and black pepper lie on the tongue. Finishes quite bitter, but much different than our American IPA’s. Quite nice though.