LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a medium cream colored head. Aroma of spice is pronounced; almost like a mulled wine. Cinnamon or nutmeg? Full bodied, malty, sweet with a taste of hops. Surprisingly spicy. I have mixed feelings about this beer. I like a malty, winter weather ale, but there is something almost metallic in the taste. Perhaps it’s the water. Overall, not bad.
R4N5H (205) - SINGAPORE - APR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle at Alfies, Princes Building, Hong Kong on 20/04/15. Lovely reddish copper colour with a thin white head. Fruity aroma with a little malt. Medium carbonation. Flavours of apple, melon, a little caramel - sweet and light bodied. Drinkable, but a little too fruity for my palate.
DIBBLE (67) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Pallant of Arundel, West Sussex. Bought today April 23rd 2015. Got home and noticed BBE on neck says MAR15. Hmph! Malty, reminiscent of malt vinegar aroma. Tan head dissipated swiftly to none. Clear deep copper coloured beer. Thick full slightly oily mouthfeel. Low carb fizz on tongue with a slightly acidic bite. Hops are difficult to pick out. Dry finish. Not bad but I don?t think I?m getting this beer at it?s best. As a wise friend once said "Every days a school day".
mr_h (3407) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550ml bottle at home, source unknown - lovely caramel, barley grain aroma, clear amber brown, thiin off-white head, no lacing, caramel, sweet, a bit lively
craighill (35) - GERMANY - APR 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from supermarket. Pours a clear copper colour with slightly off-white dense head. Smell is caramel malt sweetness, raisin fruitiness, and some herbal hop aroma as a secondary component. Taste is relatively sweet, with hop bitterness coming through at the end.
bartalone (41) - Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like this Samuel Smith Pale Ale of organic nature portion – it looks good, smells good, tastes good and has much flavor and vigor for pale ale variety of beverage. What I like most is that it is smooth and has a beauty color. It makes me remember my dear friend Giovanna who had similar color to her skin as Samuel Smith beverage and at same time had beauty hair that is color of head from ale. Giovanna was very special in that she had this mix of hair and skin in all natural with no help from bottle. I think the sayings is the carpet match color with table cloths! This make me think of special times when we dance and she move her glorious butt-cheeks to the smooth voice of Louis Prima as we drink much and laugh with youth and desire for one of each other. While Giovanna was beauty all over, she has special round buttocks that make tear come to eye it is of such beauty like art or food. I drink this fine ale and think of Giovanna’s glorious butt-cheeks and smile.
ClubGonzo (4498) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Utobeer, London. Pours a crystal clear light copper-hued body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is red berries, nuts, muscovado sugars, caramel and hints of wet grass and herbs. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, wet grass and hints of grains, straw and nuts. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. A pretty straightforward, yet pleasant classic ESB from the oh-so-classic Samuel Smith brewery. Quite nice, yet rather predictable of course.
joejames (289) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear copper, two finger quick light beige head, no lacing but good retention. Aroma of caramel. Taste is rather sweet, only just a tad of bitterness. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. chalky mouth feel. Finishes sweet with a touch of earthy bitterness. Tasting notes of toffee, hazelnut, melon, herbs and bread. Good example of the style.
Cokemonkey11 (120) - - MAR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Hendersons, Edinburgh City. Pours red with a perfect head, subsiding at an average pace. Smell is distinct and peppery, fantastic. Taste is sweet and malty, finishing mostly simple. Great.
47574xeCD (497) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle at home. Light chestnut gold with white head. Malty yeasty notes with an old slipper thrown in. Didn’t enjoy this.
alteregoo (192) - POLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Barwa jest bursztynowa, herbaciana, klarowna, piana bujna, ale nierówna, średnio pęcherzykowa, błyskawicznie opada do minimalnej koronki. Aromat stonowany, wyraźnie słodowy, miodowy, karmelowy wzbogacony o delikatne zioła od chmielu, ocierające się wręcz o oregano, bazylię, majeranek. W smaku podobnie, solidna słodowo-karmelowa podstawa skontrowana lekką goryczką o ziołowym profilu. Nagazowanie średnie, alkohol niewyczuwalny.
Pijalne angielskie lekkie jasne piwo o karmelowo-ziołowym profilu...