Mr_Pink_152 (1531) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco. Deep Amber colour with a white head. Aroma of coca and fruit. The taste surprised me with too.
motman (15) - - DEC 5, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer! Beautiful ochre tinged Amber with a fine bubbled, white, long lasting head once you give it a vigorous pour. Moderate carbonation. Malty, saazy aroma I don't particularly enjoy. Wonderful, slightly sweet malty flavour with great complexity. The Saaz type hops flavour is complementary upon tasting.
ctiry (116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Ale. Brown colour. Caramel malts, floral citrus hoppiness. Some sweetnes in the light body.
christhoel (282) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Quality Strong Ale. A very nice hoppy bitterness, but the alcohol is somewhat over bearing of the flavours.brown, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, bitter, soft carbonation, medium body, oily feel,
jamesie1857 (1557) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Waitrose - Amber gold body with thick lasting white head. Aroma is malty with notes of citrus and floral. Fruity sweet taste with caramel and underlying slight hop bittreness which becomes more prominent in the finish. Decent ale
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"this is a slightly dark, medium bodied, and well balanced ale. it won’t do anything that makes you stand up and take notice, but it’s pretty solid if not extraordinary."
Simmo (24) - - OCT 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma of hops in the bottle and glass. Pours a wonderful golden colour in the glass with a frothy cream head that lasts reasonable well. Good lacing. Feels lively in the mouth, very easy to drink. Very tasty flavour of hops, fruit and a spicy aftertaste. A great beer that packs a punch with a high alcohol concentration!
eduardovl (1021) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 500ml bottle served in an English pint glass.
A: Pours a dark orange to amber color. Clear. Forms a medium bubbled and aired white to yellow color. Many lacing are formed and left in the glass
S: Sweet grains. Toffee and caramel malts. Flowery citrus hops. Bready and fruity Ale yeasts
T: Slightly sweet malts. A bit fruity too. Toffee, caramel malts, grapes, brown bread. A little bit metallic. End is hoppy and bitter. Not extremely, just as a good ESB should be :)
M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Grainy and bitter aftertaste. Great balance
O: Excellent drinkability. Great British ale. Recommended
[ BA Review @ 11/28/2012 ]
Alengrin (2928) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apparently originally made by the brewer for his wife of Belgian descent... Cloudy ochre blonde colour, soft malty character with delicate fruitiness and sharpish, ’green’ hop bitterness in the finish (dry-hopping), long-lasting and almost IPA-like. Deservedly a prize winner.
Bulk_Carrier (2520) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks for the bottle, Ben.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a semi-dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing came across in a speckled way.
The smell was a bit grainy with a light milk chocolate and then a slightly herbal quality coming in.
The taste was pretty much the same.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality about it.
Overall, decent English Strong Ale, I think I could see myself having again, maybe in an English pub.