hman43 (462) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour to a medium bodied head, but it disappeared quickly. Golden in color. Not a strong smell to it. Not overly tasteful, but a decent beer. A slight more carbonation than other beers of the same style.
andrewje41 (988) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Pours a hazy copper color with a big foam head and lace. Soft grainy aroma. Flavor is grainy and a little floral. All flavor is light, and a little creamy. Finishes mostly empty. Not a whole lot going on here. It’s alright.
fdomig (489) - München, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle in Reykjavík. Aroma is light hops. Appearance is light cloudy orange with a light white foam. Taste is bitter-ish. A bit dry. OK.
Bulk_Carrier (2442) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy semi - transparent orange to brown color with a slim finger’s worth of white foamy head dissipating to the body and leaving some nice looking foamy rings clinging and then falling into the beer.
The smell had a rich sweet nutty to caramel maltiness running in and out underneath my nose.
The taste was mainly sweet through the malts leaving a slight creamy nutty aftertaste. A light dry sweet nutty finish presented itself adequately.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriately styled as it didn’t give off too much harshness.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good ESB that I would have again. It would definitely go well with food.
bartlebier (2363) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Calisky 01/2015, merci. Translucent orange. Aroma of Lady Grey tea leaf, candied orange peel. A mild concoction of those aromas in taste with a clean late bitterness, some caramels. Very clean expression of all flavours. May be macro, but enjoyable and underrated here imo.
VinegarStroke (316) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: light haze, straw, very light head and lace. This has a funky yeasty, malty nose. Dominated by bottle condition and spice. Dry, not sour and moderate bitterness. Medium weight and flavor. Very traditional old world ale. Certainly like a cask beer from yesteryear.
This beer reminds me of Coopers Pale Ale more than any beer I’ve ever taste. There’s a dank, yeasty profile. Honey, malt and spice. First time I’ve tasted this beer and its full of memories.
Calisky (1343) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JAN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couleur dorée très légère mousse bouche. Nez Malt et caramel, typique premium bitter. Gout malté et leger caramel avec notes fruitéé, bien cremeux. Pas mal.
Erzengel (4745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
*Old rating. Best before 31 Aug 11. Smooth and herbal-mild Ale. Fresh with caramel hints, smooth, slightly bitter with hints of grain in the aftertaste. Nice.
Dzhigga (188) - Kirov, RUSSIA - JAN 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color with small disappearing head. Aroma is malty, some flower notes. Taste is medium bitter, some citrus notes. Medium-bodied beer. Finish is bitter and rather long. Good beer.
ILduce (216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle LCBO: amber orange beer with small white head. Slightly cloudy. Grassy, herbal nose with some malt. Taste is much the same, but is imparted with a stale aftertaste. Bitter throughout and thin body. Not horrible by any stretch.
omikr0n (791) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with thin white head. Aroma is malt, honey, slightly herbal. Taste is sweet and bitter with old hops, malt, honey, slightly stale. Unpleasant bitter aftertaste.