DMLINAZ (261) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical for the style, this is pretty well balanced; it’s mild with malts on the front and some moderate herbal or spicy bitterness, and some floral notes. From a can at Total Wine beer tasting class on canned beers.
hopbomber (113) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 Keg @ common mcr, similar to traditional English bitter with added American hop bite, hints of caramel and fudge from the malts medium carbonation. Average.
rauchbierlover (566) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This has nothing to do with bitter ale. I found the overhoppiness of this beer something not pleasant. Where is the buscuit/malty taste? Where is the slightly metallic aftertaste of bitter ales?
daniele (4748) - ITALY - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambrata buona schiuma discreta persistenza inizio discretamente naltato poi buona luppolatura discreta secchezza leggero floreae buon amaro
Rasmus40 (9584) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 050313
chrisv10 (9685) - DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Clear dark yellow/amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, little caramel, little earhty and a little hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, little caramel, little sweet, little bitter and a little earthy.
saxo (13331) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, slightly earthy hops and grass.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 Ambrata rossiccia, la carbonazione le conferisce un bel cappello di schiuma mediamente persistente. Ingresso in bocca carbonato, un attacco dolce di malto e un retrogusto di liquirizia, equilibrato da un bell’amaro corrobante. La lattina guasta, indubbiamente, e la birra risulta forse un pò troppo carbonata e metallica. Beverina, ma non eccellente.
unstablefable (210) - SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a golden orange with a thin but good looking head, fair amount of sediment in the glass, aroma is syrup & biscuits, fruity toffee. taste is really rich caramel, more biscuits....bit like ginger hop knobs, nice boozy finish.
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Pedestrian orange-gold appearance with a tiny head and average lacing. Good ***TRUE*** ESB aroma of caramel malts with a bit of raisin/banana fruit and acid, although maybe a bit too much booze for something that is a mere 5.7% ABV. Taste is far too vegetal, though - meh, this is not what I was expecting from the aromas. ESBs should never taste...vegetal. Also some grain. Kind of a mess, really. Disappointed with what smelled so promising. 02/24 update: OK, I was trying some of my beers too warm yesterday, including this one. The vegetal quality is gone now. However, it’s still rather watery and weak - not much beyond some vaguely caramelly malts here. Uprate, but very slight.