marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - APR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottiglia alla Tana del Luppolo di Cavi (GE); una buona bitter, leggermente corposa, con un bell’amaro. Peccato la temperatura
Rune (8828) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle conditioned ale from Sourced Market at St Pancras train station. Pours a deep dark amber body topped by a low, white head. Lighter hints of earthy hops to the nose. A bit jam-like, malt-fruity taste. Short-lived bitter endnotes. Anonymous (shared with friends, hotel room, London 20.03.2011).
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy amber with a beige head. Aroma is malt and flowery hop. Flavous is malt, light bitter, flower and perfume.
chrisv10 (11915) - DENMARK - FEB 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amberwith big off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, hops, bitter and fruit.
Kronebryg (1121) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
full and fat nose.
hardly any head, beautiful redbrown nose.
Soft and long. medium body with a slitght bitterness, almost vinous.
Very deliciuóus and easy drinking ale.
Aldolapache (31) - Roma, ITALY - FEB 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Che birra. Bevuta solo in bottiglia, prima al birrifugio, poi alla Piccola Abbazia. Un ale inglese veramente ottima. Non stanca mai. Leggero amaro all’inglese, e non eccessivo.
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - FEB 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A see-through brown with an off-white head.
Aroma; A sweet malt profile, some toffee and sweet coffeenotes. Even a hint of perfume.
Flavour; Good malt profile, some breadnotes in the aftertaste. Fruity. Good carbonation, medium body and a medium + lenght.
Summary; A very good ESB indeed, ESB is best on cask, but this is a great example!
mjs (4976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Gallows Real Ale Festival 2011) The beer poured deep amber and almost clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma was malty and sweet. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, hops, fruitiness, white bread, herbalness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A below average ESB in my opinion.
alexcandy (59) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In a 500ml bottle from Waitrose
Appearance - Dark red beer with a light creamy head
Taste- Hoppy-bitter with peal, spice, fruit cake lots in this.
Overall - There is a lot going on in this beer and for me too much and too rich.
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Gallows Bird XIV Real Ale Festival, Finland.
Clear amber colour with no head.
Caramel, toffee and mild fruit in aroma.
Flavour is fruit, mild bitterness, caramel, malt and some hops.
Rather fizzy. Short bitter aftertaste. Pleasant ESB.