mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This hazy amber ale has a rich frothy head with some lacing. The nose is lightly honeyed with rich bready sweetness and a hint of spiciness (anis?). The palate is unique with black licorice (perhaps horehound) and a yeasty, honeyed background. The finish is lightly spicy with an afterthought of citrusy hops.
crispi (106) - AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours slightly hazy, minimal head, some lace. orange amber, aroma of caramel malt with slight orange citrus, with hint of bubblegum or banana. sweet taste, with long sweet finish.
malbert (105) - odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blockley (104) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home
A rather wonderful beer, very rewarding and certainly worth buying. Pours a lovely hazy amber with a pillowy white head, which lasts for some time. The aroma is hoppy and fruity, pleasant. The flavour is comprised mostly of bitter hops and a hint of caramel. A full and refreshing beer, complex and very rewarding. Really the only bad thing about it is a very slightly watery mouthfeel. Excellent.
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is a brown orange mix with an off white fluffy foam. It smell of sweet malts, and a slight fresh hoppy smell along with a hint of toffee. Taste is a little disapointing from what I expected but that did not diminish the enjoyment of this warming malty brew.
Mcbertola (103) - BRAZIL - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveja muito boa. Amargor marcante, coloração laranja, espuma densa. Sabor seco amargo típico de cerveja britânica encorpada. Vale a pena saborear.
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KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy gold colored ale with a orange tint. Nice big off white head that diminishes quickly. Big sweet aroma. Bitter taste with a pleasantly crisp and dry finish.
onehotsexychic (101) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Must be another bad beer night because this is just not good!!! I should have just gone home...
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent Strong Ale. Sweet and then again not too sweet. Has a brownish color, with a longlasting, creamy head.
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an ok ESB, appearance is great and the mouthfeel is nice and creamy. But the smell is plain and uninteresting, and the taste left a lot to be desired. The malt was balanced by some bitterness but not much there. The hops only served to balance with some bitterness, some raisin-like flavors were detected but nothing that I found overly interesting. It is by no means bad in fact the great mouthfeel made this quite a satisfying experience