oh6gdx (22632) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@HBF2009 (Thanks Tomas Czarnecky!). Hazy golden colour, mediumssized white head. Grassy and hoppy aroma along iwth some caramel malts, biscuits and mild fruityness. Flavour is grassy/fruity hops with big dryness to it. Also caramel malts giving it some sweetness. Wellbalanced and drinkable ESB.
omhper (21272) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Grassy flowery hop aroma. Very malty. Saltyand resiny with really bitter finish. A more than solid ESB.
Travlr (15867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Deep golden color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of white pepper. Taste is bitter and peppery, a proper bitter, but with fuller body.
TBone (14173) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (HBF2009, bottled 12.05.2008).
Clear amber color, steady off-white head. Bready, a bit juicy aroma. Sweet caramelly malty and bready, ryeish American hops. A bit fizzy. More like APA than ESB.
Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangey-amber. Hazy. Wispy white head. Chewy, caramelly earthiness and mango fruitiness in the aroma. The palate is rich and woody, playing off again light tropical fruitiness. Caramelly, rich maltiness in the back. Long, sweetish, earthy finish. Robust rendition of the style, to say the least.
bhensonb (12452) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Acknud. Many thanks!! Hazy orange apricot pour with a decent off-white head. Aroma of fruity hop. Near full bodied with very mild carbonation. Flavor is light fruit over caramel malt. It has a bit of tang not typical of an English ESB. Finishes dry, fruity and a tad spicy. Just excellent. This was bottled on 11/25/2007, so it may have improved with time. It’s really good now.
argo0 (12113) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottled 11/6/03) Crystal clear amber body with tiny beige head, leaves dense lacing. Aroma is rich, sweet floral and cantaloupe, some caramel. Taste is earthy, floral, rye, dry finish. Medium-full body with nice chewiness. Many thanks Hopscotch.
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Party Town, KY. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet malty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet malty flavor with a smooth tingly bitter finish of average duration. Solid drinkable flavorful brew.
jcwattsrugger (11557) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle-thanks Paul-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt-bready/caramel. Taste is sweet light/medium malt-bready/caramel.
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle (HBF2009)
Aroma is woody peach. As it warms, it becomes black tea. Stale black tea. However, it was flat by the time I got to it. Clearly something pretty OK at its core though, probably some UK hops to give the black tea component.