Fin (7040) - 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
leaparsons (7805) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown with an off white foam. Aromas are toffee and weetabix with some milk chocolate. Woody and nutty with spiced oranges. Flavours are sweet toffee with orange marmalade and woody notes. Solid.
thewolf (10792) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA Beershop, Kolding. Pours clear amber with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has roses, caramel, pine, citrus. Medium carbonation, light spritzy, dryish and kinda light mouthfeel. Flavour has good piney hops, grapefruit, citrus, caramel. Fine bitterness.
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Fruity with a pleasant distinctive hoppiness. Some citrus is also present. Well bottled, easy to drink and different.
downender (5924) - 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 (523) - 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 (2074) - 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 (2491) - 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.