imdownthepub (12606) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Brown beer with slight white head. Overbrewed beer in a bottle, a little on the vegetable, cabbagy side. Nice dark malt flavour with some late hops, not as good as the cask.
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an auburn/brown with an inch of light tan head that took about 3 mins to settle into a ring. Looks very carbonated initially, but settled down. Flavor is a bit watery, but noticable malts and hops. Also a strange vegtable (perhaps celery) taste right before swallowing. Doubt I will try it again, but then Ive never really taken to many ESBís.
temporrari (396) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 Strange beer. I canít really describe itís flavor or aroma. Not like anything Iíve had before. I didnít like it all that much, but Iíd be willing to drink it for free.
oh6gdx (24352) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 5.2%. Dark red/brown colour. Aroma mainly of malt and hops, not much of anything else. Mild flavour of malt and caramel with hints of fruit and chocolate. Bittersweet aftertaste.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2009 500mL Bottl. Deep ruby auburn clear pour. Copious off-white head, slowly diminishing. Decent lacing. Typical malt and hops aroma, with nothing particular standing out. Surprising complex taste. Dominated by yeast and buttery toffee, but backed with some mossy and filbert notes. Thin on the palate. A little flat and stale. Minerals dominate the finish. Dryish.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish brown. Flavor is malty with brown sugar and sour fruit. Finish is somewhat alcoholic and a little grassy. Body was a bit watery. Not a great beer, but I wouldnít turn one down. I fond the bottle and label designs to be pretty swell.
Gachupines (1206) - USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad session beer, but Iíve definitely had better ESBís. Color is reddish brown and taste is slightly bitter but a little watery. Goes down pretty easy, not bad for a session, but Iíd probably go back to Fullerís instead.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 9, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice copper color with diminishing head, Drinkable with mild hop notes, a bit sweet and slightly tinny aftertaste.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, garnet color with thin white head. Aroma is full of English hops and a small malt flavor underneath. A bit bland. Flavor is a somewhat sour mix of malt and hops. A milt citric grapefruit hop flavor is very mild and nice at the base of the tongue.
scotty (1128) - SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled.Lovely dark brew with a firm head. A rather "dumb" nose, there are hints of malt & hops but not a lot. Palate makes up for the disappointing aroma this is so full of flavour and is well balanced too. This is a lovely,full bodied and satisfying ale, good stuff!!