hman43 (493) - 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.
574deadzone (1163) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a fair off-white head that settles slowly to a thick ring and leaves intricate rings of webby and finely spotted lace as it descends. Nose involves sweet, sugary, and lightly toasted malt, floral and herbal hop aromas, some light spice, and lightly tart English yeast. Somewhat sweet, a bit less bitter. Light to medium bodied, slightly watery, finishing a touch tart with doughy yeast and fairly bitter with herbal notes. Good, crushable low-boost blond ale. It has just enough character and body, but not enough to keep it from being very easy to drink. Don’t know about the classification as an ESB, maybe that’s killing the ratings. Definitely more enjoyable than I imagined.
andrewje41 (1106) - 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 (509) - 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 (2538) - 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 (2426) - 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 (320) - 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 (1460) - 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 (4968) - 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 (206) - 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 (219) - 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.