eduardovl (1019) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 500ml bottle served in a Thumbler glass.
A: Pours an absolutely clear light copper color forming a medium bubbled yellow to beige head. Medium retention but with a thin layer that remains for long time forming and leaving many lacings in the glass
S: Very British in the nose. Strong toffee, caramel malts and nuts upfront. Roasted malts, British yeasts. Quite biscuity with strong notes of British grassy and flowery hops
T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet caramel malts upfront followed by roasted malts, brown bread, British yeasts and an intense grassy hops bitterness in the end
M: Light body. good carbonation. Grassy and flowery hops aftertaste
O: Easy drinking beer. Strong British ESB character. Great beer. Recommended
[ BA Review @ 12/17/2012 ]
angel77 (1251) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de 50 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en agosto de 2004. Cuerpo ligero con 6.5 vol bastante fácil de beber. Sin muchas sorpresas e interés.
BlackHaddock (4510) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aug 2006: Very disappointed. For a stong English ale, it fell well short. Light in colour, not straw blond, but almost that light. Putting it in a see through glass bottle didn’t help to excite me either.
It poured well enough, and produced a good head, which soon disappeared, I might have had the beer too cold though!
It did not have the tang of a beer at 6.5% and no real flavours came out and hit my tastebuds, the aroma was also weak.
I will try another in a month or so, if the second is better, I will edit this review. I hope the temp, I drank it at is the reason for the low scores. I normally like the beers from Sheperd Neame, although they are normally draught products.
Grzesiek79 (3388) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
roasty, floral, earthy, cooked vegetables, rotten eggs, soy sauce, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, astringent, lively, thin feel, full body,
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old amateur rating: Amber color small white head. Good hoppy and fruity aroma. good English ale woody taste.
Skinnyviking (7501) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Low fluffy quickly disappearing off-white head. Hazy amber body. Fruity alcohol caramel cocoa aroma. Sweet caramel fruity honey alcohol flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber with white head. Aroma of hop spices. Flavor is malt with a perfumed hop profile
imdownthepub (11091) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 500ml, 3.5yrs aged. Orange brown with short lasting head. Sweet vinous malty beer with a strong caramel note, quite toffee like with hints of treacle syrup. Any hop note has disappeared unfortunately, but leaving a reasonable pasteurised bottled beer.
PLundsgaard (399) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance Head/size-small, Head/Color-light brown,
Head/Longevity-fully diminishing, Body/Hue-light,
Initial Flavor/bitter moderate,
Finish Flavor/bitter ligth,
Muggus69 (1390) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old review from my notes...
Served at cellar temperature in Duvel glass. Pours orange/copper body with washy white head and chunks! Faint suggestions of hops on the nose. Body packs more punch than aroma suggests. Slight surupyness to it with flavours that pop out at you almost unexpectedly. Toffee, orange, and medicinal note, sweet throughout with quite an abrupt finish. Not much bitterness to speak of. Wasn’t sure what to think at the beginning, but has a enjoyable and quite drinkable flavour about it.