foolberry (53) - New Malden, Surrey, - DEC 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’ve drunk a lot of pints of this, because often it’s the only thing on tap in the pubs of North London. Never had the bottle before - probably because I never found those pints particularly inspiring. Bottle starts out better, seems lively, interesting richness. But then it fades - finish (and middle) becomes watery. And weirdly, the more you drink of it, the more watery it becomes. Oily in the mouth, thin taste - just a bit of caramel and bitter at the start and then it fades to nothing. Pass.
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Thick creamy white head. Clear amber pour. Very subtle bitterness. Easy drinking.
Beerhunter111 (5300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, nussig. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht schokoladig. Karamell, fruchtig, nussig.
jbruner (1959) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours clear amber with minimal white head. Aroma is typical English yeast worth a hint of caramel malt and biscuit. Taste follows, pretty normal English ESB with that well water you know.
Cocktus (8) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl bottle, Finland. Dark red colour with longlasting foamy head. Aroma is weak but there’s a little bit of hops and malts. Light body with quite dry finish. Bitter taste as you could imagine from a bitter style beer. Decent but not very enjoyable beer.
weark (208) - SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color with a small beige head - aroma of caramel, malt, hops but hard to describe with hints of roasted malt - flavor of caramel, and hops - light body, medium carbonation, medium bitterness, dry caramel with hints roasted malt finish - simple but good English ale
daniele (4888) - ITALY - APR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg amber malty light biscuit hint of buttery medium dryness smooth medium bitterness short final
LasseVPedersen (166) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can, 50cl. ABV 4,3 %. Pours ruby red, copper and amber with one small finger worth of creamy beige head. Sweet malty, roasted and caramel head. Semi bitter hoppy flavour. Supported by caramel and malty sweetness. Medium dry finish. Smooth mouth-feel the dry character in consideration. Light medium bodied. That was quite ok.
Renobob (450) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super English Bitter ! Légère, minérale, houblons discrets mais présents. Bien équilibrée, finale sèche. Un top dans sa catégorie !
MarkoNm (230) - SLOVENIA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured with a nice coppery color and an average just slightly tan head.
The aroma is sweet, roasted malts, some caramel and slighty spicy.
The taste starts with a medium hoppy bitterness, which is then joined by some roasted feel and caramel.
Finishes with a medium bitterness (slight spices also). Bittery, but then again not too bittery. OK, I guess.
Dzhigga (54) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Tea-like color with medium fast-disappearing head. Aroma of caramel, wine and fruit. Medium bitter-sweet taste with nice bitter aftertaste. Watery texture. Stabiliser(!) in ingridients seems to be unnecessary. Sugar used properly. It plays its role in the background.