jmgreenuk (5613) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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 (13272) - 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 (3779) - 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 (4692) - 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 (2013) - 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.
ManVsBeer (5466) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Healthy amber ale with a fine hoppiness and a nice citrus orange aftertaste.
Martin243 (859) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle served cool. Bright amber with a thin white head. Fruity aroma, more citrus than tropical, resiny marmalade flavour. Nice lip smacking bitter finish. Very drinkable.
mike_77 (3789) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma has some sweet tropical fruits. Flavour is sweet and fruity with some passion fruit and orange. It leads to a drier hoppy finish with a sweet citrus edge.
danielyabu (1352) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - AUG 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
average frothy offwhite head. gl. md. clear thin dark-yellow body. aroma: light malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, raisin, wood. if and ff: light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. delicioso amargor de lúpulo, mais carbonatada que suas compatriotas, toques de madeira no paladar, talvez falte um pouco de caráter de malte do estilo, mas é muito saborosa, casa com o meu paladar, sabor traz toques condimentados, apimentados, 70 s