DocuDrinks (1296) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 27, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2021 Putting rating here as mine is 5.9% alcohol. I don't see any mention of this being unpasteurized or not
Smell-weak malt, hops, roast.
Foam- thin, malty, bitter, roast, citrus, hops. Head is small, white in color with a brown tint.
Appearance- beer bottle cap and bottle specific to brewery, neat.Clear orange-brown medium-dark color, weak carbonation.
From - snifter
Taste - malty, bitter, roast, citrus, hops. Refreshing. A fine beer I must say, perfectly drinkable. Bitter-lasting aftertaste. Feels like it would be great cold on a hot summer day. fistrin (471) - Lleida, POLAND - NOV 25, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2020 Ampolla supermercat Evaristo Terrassa. Bona strong bitter. Maltosa, amb notes de caramel. dunklermessias (1262) - GERMANY - NOV 23, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2020 Nice clear, amber pint with a white head. Appetizer during Diageos Special Release Launch colui72 (2887) - Yuen Long, HONG KONG - OCT 25, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2020 Part of my BJCP study, as a a strong bitter. And it's a classic I tried multiple times, but I admit the last time was at least 3 years ago.
Pours crystal clear light copper, without much visible carbonation and a small head, white and with minor retention. Some lacing until the head lasts.
Aroma has a medium level of hoppiness, floral and fruity, but it's dominated by malts, with a toffee, burnt caramel and bready character. No evident diacetyl.
Tastes bitter, but not overwhelming, with a lot of burnt sugar (homemade caramel). Again, malt dominated, but floral hops and an enjoyable fruitiness emerge soon.
Nice smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation, actually quite flat, but lingering malty flavours go well with that. Long finish with herbal after taste.
Overall, a great classic, flawless and packed with taste.
MaltTasty27 (497) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2020 Flaska 330 ml från Systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad med luftigt vitt skum som snabbt lägger sig. Doft av malt, aprikos och torkad frukt. Smak av malt, torkad frukt, aprikos, tallbarr och citrus. Mycket fruktig och med trevlig beska i eftersmaken.
alex_leit (11729) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 27, 2020
UPDATED: APR 27, 2020 Bottle, draft and can. Bronze color. Aroma: meadow flowers and honey, hoppy, good malts. Taste: sweetish, butter, a little nut in honey, bright tones of malts, warming, dry and bitter finish, very good. bowling (790) - Bury ST Edmunds, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2020 Pours an amber colour ale with a white thin head
Notes of roasted toffee caramel and vanilla malt ophone (1379) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 5, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2020 The bottle I have states 5,9% ABV, not 5,5% as for the other ESB, so I post my rating here.
Amber and clear with a thin head.
Smell of roasted malts. Bitter at the attack, later the malty component develops. Weak bodied and low carbonation. purikss (4) - - NOV 5, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2019 Gerçekten beğendiğim en güzel bitter biralardan özellikle İstanbul’da bulabileceğiniz nadir İngiliz birası afiyetler olsun... BarrelMonger107 (250) - GREECE - OCT 4, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2019 I try before the 'Porter' and classic beer from this brewery and i get and this one due the high ratings.. First of all the aroma remind me little the 'Gouden Carolus imperial Dark' or some 'Quadrupel'.. But the taste is completely different and remind you some 'U.S' beer from 'Sierra Nevada' and 'Anchor' breweries for sure.. The taste is pleasand with great and malty aftertaste.. The carbonation is soft and the beer has medium body.. Is slightly watery and very easy drinkable and that make it much more better.. Also is very refreshing and easy can make your night or your day..
Overall is very good and pleasand beer to drink anywhere and anytime you choose..