hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks good in and out of the bottle. Lovely, dark colour and hoppy aroma. Malt in the taste and a satisfying bitter finish. A really good English bitter. The pride of little Bedfordshire (my home county).
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured dark red amber with a small head and lacing.
Aroma is light malt and ripr fruits.
Flavor is malt, fruits, apple?
Light body and easy drinking.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very drinkable. Light fruitiness balanced by a dull bitterness make this one a pleasant experience. A bit light on the malt, but otherwise a fine drink.
joergen (19354) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at DBF 2005.
Clear brown colour with an off white head.
Aroma of hops and malts.
Watery flavour of malts and hops.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at DBF2005. Aroma of weak hops, some malts. Reddish to amber body, small white head. Hoppy flavor, quite boring.
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a good dark copper, frothy, a good mouthfeel, a little spice a little nice, try it twice. Makes me think a little hop, another gulp, can’t stop. mmmm.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red, thick white head. Hoppy, spicy nose.
Rich, fruity flavour. Medium to full bodied. Rounded malty taste. Sweet aftertaste. Somewhat yeasty and hints of herbs.
Dorqui (2055) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 23, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Discreet and persistent foam. Extinguished and firm aspect, a lot little bubbly. Intense red color. Bitter scent and herbal hoppiness. Dry and deeply bitter taste, little fresh and enough persistent. To me, badly draught.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark copper colour with thick frothy off white head. Mild malt nose. Mild malt taste with dry slightly bitter malt finish.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle. A light brown colour, quite carbonated. A decent frothy head. Aroma is a fruity/flowery maltiness. Flavor is a nutty hoppiness. A good bitter feel in the mouth. Possibly a little too bitter-dominated. A solid example of an English ESB.