tomer (1490) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
at a tasting, thanks rosenbergh, small stable creamy head, a bit hazy copper colour, aroma of hay, tobacco and malt with a touch of herbs, flavour of malt, hay, vanila, and almond with a touch of fruit, medium light bitterness. Old style english character, nice but boring.
DSG (4932) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. Hazy reddish amber with a beige head. Aroma of stale malt, some fruitiness and a hint of earthy hops. Sweetish flavor with stale malt, caramel, a hint of biscuit, mild fruitiness and a mildly bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
Erasmus_ro (1147) - Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, batch# 540. Pours a dark amber orange with a rather miniscule, beige head. Aroma is orange, marmalade, caramel, floweriness, even a bit perfumey. Dry wooden tones. Taste is dry though not very bitter or hoppy. Quite a lot of floweriness, some curacao and orange peel. Decent amount of caramel. Quite full with quite a bit of carbonation. Alright quaffer if not very memorable. Good, but not up to the standards of the primarch, Fullers.
thellgren (210) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Label says Extra Special Bitter. OK head, colour is toffee like and so is the taste. Yes, there is some hops, but not much. Tastes something like toffee or butter scotch. Interesting.
Braastad (290) - FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full malty aroma fitting the ESB-title.
Flavor has caramel malts, slight roasted feel and decent bitter backing.
Migmar (215) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper brown, not much head. Citrus, caramel, grass. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Pretty decent bitter.
Dermi (599) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl, bottled. Pours cloudy ruby with a small white head. Aroma: Hops, strawberries, raspberries, malt. Taste: Malty flavours, bread. Medium sweet, balanced mild bitterness. Quite flat taste but not bad. Palate: Near medium body, medium-low carbonation. Decent.
Beerhammaren (862) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
.33l bottle from Alko Keskusta
Pours clear dark amber with low to medium head. Aroma is yeast, hops, malts, some yeast. Flavor is malts, hops, citrus fruits. Nice bitter, dry palate!
Earlier Rating: 6/2/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Pours cloudy orange color with medium head. Aroma is apricot, sweetness, malts and a bit yeast. Flavor is fruits, malts, herbs and especially apricot. Decent.
teddybeer (2058) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Thanks to oh6gdx]. Amber colour with an off-white, large and frothy head with good duration. Aroma has floral notes, slightly caramel and moderate malty. Flavor is slightly bittery with notes of caramel, earthy, citrus. The final is mild bittery with a medium presence and durability.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, keller, caramel, earthy, plastic. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, sharp, keller, malty, muldy - fusty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.