Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared at Bruce’s, thanks to Jack, 06/08/13.
Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is hops, caramel malts, tropical fruit tang, sugars, very light pine.
Taste carries less depth, bready malt, light hops, bread dough, orange.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light bitter notes in the finish.
Drinkable affiar but ulitimately another mediocre ESB from a US brewer who can’t resist throwing in a shit load of hops where they aren’t wanted !
jahshuwuh (304) - USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy golden color with a touch of brown/orange. Finger of white head. Smells orange, apricot, some hoppy notes but a little subtle, other citrus smells as well, lemon. Taste is a little bitter, not much sweetness, some cracker/bread, orange, pretty tame flavors overall, a little watered down tasting. Not bad though, a decent drinker.
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Scopey (5511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can, thanks to Jack at his farewell tasting. It pours golden amber with a small white head. The nose is pine, resin, varnish, juicy orange, peach, earth and light caramel. The taste is earth, wood, watery, leather, dry, twiggy and dull bitterness..... Finishes up rather dry indeed! Light-medium body and high carbonation. Pretty boring stuff.... a disappointment!
Thewade (275) - USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great session brew. This style is starting to grow on me thanks to this Surly offering.
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Bruce’s in London during Jack’s farewell tasting. Thanks to Jack! Pours mostly clear, orange-gold with a slight, creamy white head. Nose has so,e dry bread, dry pine and leaves, hints of dried orange. Light sweet flavor, lots of simple, dry citrus, dry bread. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dry finish, a bit more bread, kind of bland dry orange. Basic.
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Zipp’s Liquor. Pours orange with an inch of white foam. Big fruity aromas on the nose. The taste is more malty which is a 180 from the expectation created by the aroma. I quite kike that curve ball. The finish restores the fruitiness. Nice! Finally a bitter that kicks ass.
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can. Unfiltered glowing orange-copper color. Foamy, glass lacing head. Really has the peach, orange, apricot aroma as advertised. Clean, simple, mild, but has a lot of character. Significantly better and truer to style than most US variations. Capture an English feel, without being fishy or ringwood dominated. A great beer, would love to see this in six-packs.
Doghair (242) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange amber with light foam. Some floaties too. Malty aroma with a slight hop thing going. Great malty biscuit taste with a little hop in the finish. This is a great Bitter. The 4% makes it even better.
kambei70 (498) - - JUL 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 2013 can to a pint glass. Pours a honey/amber color with frothy off-white head. Lots of particulates, some quit large. Decent lacingAroma is slightly floral with bread, citrus and honey/caramel. Taste is sweeter than anticipated with an undercurrent of floral hops and some citrus and herbal qualities. Malty finish with only a little bitterness. Medium, slightly creamy mouthfeel.
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DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pounder->English pint. Hazy orange with huge frothy white head. A: citrus, floral hops, bread, spice. T: malt with solid hop undertones. Very drinkable, though not particularly bitter.