BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has an edgy nose, something like warm plums and wheat grass. The complexion is a veil of light brown. The flavor is light and effervescent while also containing caramel and earthy flavors. It’s a decent session brew. Nothing to boll over someone for, though.
arminjewell (7817) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of bottle, slightly hazy orange-red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon into some dark fruits, touch of slight white fruit in there as well. Taste was a mix of white fruit, orange, dark fruits into a bit of cinnamon, hints of toffee and caramel, finishing sweet.
Pumpkin87 (85) - - APR 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange-amber with thin off-white head that leaves only minor skim.
Nose has a bit of malt sweetness with grassy/herbal notes. Taste adds toast, stone and nuts, perhaps a suggestion of dried fruit.
Sometimes beer reviews seem to grope for adjectives, seeking hints of flavor that may be imaginary. Really, there’s not much complexity here. This isn’t a bad drink by any means, but it doesn’t say winter or fireplace or anything in particular.
Ardel1991 (87) - - MAR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klarowne, bursztynowe z kremową pianą. Aromaty słodowe, karmelowe, lekko owocowe. W smaku karmel, delikatna suszona śliwka. Piwo trochę kwaśne z lekką goryczką.
SlimHabib (272) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Clear dark golden with an off white creamy head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is sweet caramel and bread. Thick full body. Light bitter, light salty, and a medium sweet taste.
ttoadee (828) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber pour, fairly quick head. Nose is malt and Yorkshire yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is solid malt backbone, apricots, and more signature yest from the "squares" flavor. Finish is warm and malty. Held on to this one a little bit, and it was pretty good.
AdiBeer (1806) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: intense caramel, bread, grain malts. Appearance: clear amber, medium, white, creamy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense malts, grain, bread, light caramel, lively carbonation, light, dry finish. Overall: decent English Strong Ale, a pleasant drink. Bottle from Utobeer, London Bridge.
edsspoon (700) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle -rusty red with a fizzy beige head. Aroma of fruits, malts and a little blackcurrant. Taste of blackcurrant, light spices and malts. Medium body, medium carbonation.
jkempa (16) - - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoy this beer. I like that it's a winter beer but doesn't have spices in it like many others. A little more robust than a pale ale.
Randy4Beer (314) - - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A filtered orangey copper body, with a quickly settling frothy white head.
Aromas are breads, malts, biscuits and just a hint of grassiness.
Definitely more malts than hops on the tongue, with a grape and raisin centre.
Overall, a decent craft brew, but it kind of gets lost in the crowd.
asedzie (652) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with medium off-white head with lacing. Nose has very light toast notes - maybe some mild herbal hops somewhere in ther very subdued aroma. Mouthfeel is everything here - creamy with good balance between resin acids and soft malts. Flavor is simple - some mild caramel, hazelnut with a fruity, pear/orange hop finish and just a bare touch of bitterness. A simple, straightfoward british ale, if tasted blind I would have said ESB - a rather good ESB but certainly not top of its category.