Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another winner from several new (to me) English ales that I have purchased recently. This is, simply put, good beer. It’s not Imperial anything, it does not have extra extra hops or malt, or funny flavorings - no, it is just a well made, good tasting beer. Sometimes that’s what this is all about. This is real tasty stuff!
LetsGoState (585) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance clear amber with medium head. Aroma has some malts. Taste is malts made milder by a small amount of bitterness. Overall not bad, but not great.
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle in Aviolene, Scotland. Just average. Dark amber color with a fading head. Bitter flavors that makes it a standard bitter. Eh.
dnicolaescu (786) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: clear ruby red, smallish tan head.
Aroma: quite strong caramel, dried fruit, fruit marmalade, some earthy hops.
Taste: rich caramel body, moderate spicy-earthy hop bitterness.
ozarkspops (361) - - SEP 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper clear pour. Light off white head and dissipates quickly. Toasty malt. Bready yeast aroma. Mild earthy hop aroma. Bready, toasty flavor. Mild earthy hop spiciness. Mild yeast aroma as well. Dry medium bitter finish with some residual malt flavor.
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adster (345) - HUNGARY - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pörkölt alaphangú, könnyed malátás, kissé karamellás, mogyorós színezetű, óvatosan komlózott ale.
luser2000 (42) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klasszik inglis bír, kellemes íz és szép szín jellemzi. Jól oltja a szomjat. Ajánlom. Xxxxc
Evigil (4) - MEXICO - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice bitter, with a light body, beautiful color and good taste. A little light for me.
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Vighals (1165) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orangebrun klar med hřyt beige skum som legger seg fort. Malt, karamell og noe humlelukt. Karamell, brunt sukker, malt mye sřte smaker her altsĺ. Beskjeden bitterhet i avslutningen. Lite kullsyre
GoufCustom (824) - HONG KONG - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle bought at Wellcome Superstore in Sheung Shui.
Clear copper brown colour; One finger head and off-white foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Slightly fragrant aroma of dark malt, with caramel, toffee, plums and dark fruits, sugar, Coffee-Mate powder, very light musty and faint grass; Mid to light sweet taste of dark ale malt, with moderate roastyness, light tartness, potent caramel, thick molasses, earth, Cola, strong toast, bread, light yeast, strong lime, moderate bitter hops and sharp grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is dark malt with pretty good roastyness. Very strong caramel and toasty background with thick and pleasant molasses sweetness not very common for this style. Very earthy and limey hoppiness. Not too bready. Good!... Hoppiness is very light grass in nose. Earth, strong lime and light sharp grass in taste. Moderate bitterness matches well with molasses for a light and abrupt bitter-sweet finish; Fairly dry after taste. Easy and limey to mouth.
Comments: As an ESB, this one features a bit more in every way - unassuming but fruity drak malt aroma, nice toasty dark malt taste with thick molasses, earthy and limey hops. I want something more from this empty style and I’ve got it, nicely. Strongly recommended!
Rob_D_UK (782) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with a medium off white head. Caramel, hops and bread in aroma. The flavour is malty and bitter.