Tulle (287) - - JUN 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
golden, brown, clear, tan foam, caramel, toast, leather, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter,
wimpyjoe (1667) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Judging by the amount of overseas ratings and the various languages on the back of the bottle, this dark amber ale has plenty of lager qualities. It has a high carbonation that makes it fizzy in the palate. It has a sweet nose with toffee evident and a small sweetness for its taste.
beer-yum (52) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reasonable session beer. Good bitter balance (as advertised) nicely balanced on the body (malt) side. A pleasant beer overall and I wouldn’t turn one down if offered again.
tampierre (355) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,caramel,roasted and fruity aroma ; Amber color with minimal head ; Medium sweet taste with light bitter finish ; Not bad.
kevnic2008 (5697) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in colour with small white head. Typical English style ale. Big hop mouth feel but lacks any bittnernes
KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lovely clear amber, malty nose. Bittersweet, lots of malt, caramel and cereals, yet enough bitterness to avoid the sugar trap. Not dissimilar to a German Altbier.
MoritzF (7756) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Hazy, dark amber colour with a short and tanned foamy head. Fruity and woody hoppy aroma with notes of citrus and tangerine, accompanied by mildly roasted malt and caramel. Moderately bitter and sweet flavour, rather light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Mildly roasted malt-character with caramel and notes of fruity hops; slightly sweet and roast- and hop- bitter finish with notes of caramel in the aftertaste. Quite rounded Ale. 11.II.13
bartlebier (451) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3 x 500ml bottles over 2 week period. - Pours a reddish hazy brown with carbonised lacing. Lots of undistinguishable but pleasant earthy "autumn" notes in the aroma and taste, more herbs or dried fruit. Great dryness, light but fine-pored mouthfeel, malt rather than hop bitterness and unexpected citric/lactic punch in the aftertaste: balanced, but still "alive".
This might not be considered a spectacular English ale by those who get to taste all kinds of varieties of bitters on draught at their local UK pub, but is certainly one I could have regularly and with many kinds of weekday meals and to my palate is fascinatingly indistinct.
One last paraphrase of Chief ("This D.U.I. is a She-U.I.!") Wiggum: this HSD is an ESB! No?
Bamsen78 (812) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and hops woth a note of flowers and dried fruit. Bitter, hoppy taste combined with the subtle sweetness of malt. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Dry finish. Not bad.
TomCouch (23) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good flavour, bitter twang without much hops. Clean aftertaste. No head with a few bubbles.
edpeg (678) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,5l. Pours red brown copper clear body, with slightly o-white creym lacing head. Aroma is licorice, bubblegum, sweets, peach. Palate is slick soft, carbonation smooth mouthful. Taste is roasty malty, dry bitterness. Cookies and dough. Finish is dry bitter, with some sour fruity notes. Overall pretty OK, balanced bitter ale, nothing spectacular.