Fin (6629) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - JUL 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle consumed at home 11.07.13 picked up last w/e from The Hop Pocket, Bishops Frome. Pours chestnut brown clear as you like with a slim white rim of tight bubbles. Well it seems like Wye Valley have taken a step backwards with this beer and gone a bit too twiggy and ultra traditional. The locally grown Cascade hops make no effort to exert their hoppy presence. This is a malty, rather drab and boring ESB the sort of territory where the likes of Marston excel. I hope that Wye Valley are able to put these hops to better use in future because frankly they were rather wasted here. A6 A4 T5 P3 Ov11 2.9
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Medium brown with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, treacle, fruit cake and orange peel flavours, with a nice malty edge and decent, bitter finish. Good.
Beth101 (512) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish ruby in colour with a slight off white head.Aroma of smokey malt with a hint of toast. Has a taste of toasty malt.
Gethinbeer (2021) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour witg a thin beige head which dissapates quickly. Rich fruit, syrup aroma. Toffee, caramel and butter scotch flavour. Smooth sweet finish. Enjoyed it.
tommann (2294) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours orange brown with a small head. Aroma is toast, twigs and marmalade. Taste is twiggy and toast to start with a burnt, smoked finish.