SarkyNorthener (2261) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with small head. Malty aroma. Taste is malt and some hop bitterness. A little dry and just a smidgen of toffee. A shot of carbonation. Decent.
AtronSeige (676) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 2, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: hops, grainy (cracker), caramel
Appearance: Clear dark golden, slight carbonation, slight off-white long lasting head,
Taste: Malt, grain, cracker-like taste. Medium light hops bitterness that lingers. floral hints. Medium-high sweetness (caramel).
Palate: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation on tongue.
Overall: A really enjoyable bitter. Very well balanced. I could drink this in very large amounts!
500 ml bottle, poured.
Bruman (11) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured lively and bright
A really pleasant beer to sip on
This bottle seems to have travelled really well tastes fresh.
Aroma is marmalade and fresh cut hay
Nice and citrusy on the palate with a drawn out, even and clean bitterness the malt pops out as you swallow, breast and biscuity -English
tampierre (827) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Caramel,toast and floral aroma ; Amber color with smaller head ; Medium sweet and bitter taste ; Pretty good.
jmgreenuk (4798) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear amber with a thick white head and medium carbonation. The aroma is weak, but with hints of malt and hops. The flavour is bitter, malty and refreshingly hopped. It’s a classic, quality English ESB.
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasing orangey-amber colour. The aroma is spicy, marmaladey, with a warming fresh bread character. Medium body, toasty malts with a hint of biscuit. The hops are gentle, well-integrated and the marmaladey Bramling Cross note is a breath of fresh English air. Tasty stuff.
Arve_Christian (3229) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On bottle from shop in Wirksworth.
Golden color, good foam.
Aromas of light hops, malt and some fruitiness.
Medium body & complexity.
Good bitterness & well balanced
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from store in Cape Town. Warm amber with a really lovely head that makes it look like it was pulled from a cask. Balanced, peppery aroma. Juicy body with healthy malts that are kept in check by a dry, spicy hop finish that hints of mustard seed and leaves.
BlackHaddock (4047) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 22nd Feb 08, drank Christmas Eve 2007.
Poured into a Palm Special tulip glass (twice).
Lighter than I thought it would be, a very clear, light amber colour with an off white head that soon clears away to leave a small collar round the glass and nothing else (on both pours).
The aroma is of malts, hops and a little yeast, the label mentions a bitter orange finish but I can’t find that in the nose or the taste.
Bog standard English Ale, no great flavours for me, a little too bitter if anything with the sour citrus fruits coming through more than the orange.
Fairly watery for a 5.2% Ale, no high alcohol feel at all, could be mistaken for a 3.8% session beer.
I drink with all my senses, this didn’t look great and the mouthfeel let it down too, not a beer I will seek out or long for.
ThirstyBird (1674) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear honey color with an off white head that quickly falls to a thin layer. Hops hit the nose first with some citrus and tart fruit with some malt to back it up. The taste follows with a dry crisp and citrusy aftertaste. Medium carbonation with a fine structure, body is on the light side of medium. Overall a pretty nice ale.