Jabic (883) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 1, 2018
Draught. Ar: Dry biscuit and peppery hops; some dried pineapple and marmalade. Ap: Copper-orange, crystal clear; medium tight tan head with good retention, slowly receding into a cap of finely bubbled foam. T: Richly biscuity malt; low sweetness; pineapple, marmalade, and a little blackcurrant; medium bitterness, with some black licorice hop flavor; earthy caramel; finish is biscuit and bitters. P: Medium-light body, firm; medium-high carbonation; dry finish. O: A very enjoyable ESB; malt flavor, sweetness; and hop taste are spot on; perhaps a bit too aggressive on the bitterness, but that is only a small ding. Nurmis (1355) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 16, 2018
0,5l bottle. Pours dark amber with white lacing. Caramel malts, flowery hops. Certainly not bad, but don't see what the fuzz is about. Tranquillity (2994) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2018
Titled. Hazy orange body, small beige head. The aroma has sweet raisins. The tatse is funky seeet too, with a nice bitter orange at the end. azzurro (969) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2017
As an ESB, this would probably be my reference. Another success from this micro. Impressive. Nice balance of taste and aroma. Ljus (642) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2018 Apparence : Acajou, translucide, carbonatation élevée, gros col blanc cassé, belle dentelle.
Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2017
Nez : Houblon légèrement fruité, malt caramel doux.
Goût : Léger malt caramel, léger houblon terreux, touche d’amertume herbacée et poivrée. Notes grillées.
Sensation : Mince, effervescence moyenne, amertume de bonne longueur, malt court.
Bref :Définitivement une Bitter équilibrée entre le malt et le houblon. Par contre, je me serais attendu à plus d’expressivité de ces deux ingrédients dans une ESB de 6%. Pas mauvaise, mais pas grandiose non plus.
Slightly veiled dark amber color with moderate activity. Soft creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with dense lacing but faint legs. Flavors of caramel, nutmeg, ginger, roasted grains, lemon, yeast, herbal spices. Bread and toffee sugary feel, with sharp zesty fruity that balance things out. Slick milky medium body with crispy and prickly carbonation. Medium strength finish, quite long, deeply malty and roasted, pleasant burnt caramel, with lingering leafy and citrusy hops. Interesting creamy density (a trademark for La vache folle?), still nicely fresh, with some sharp yeast. Quite tasty and filling, but uplifting like a Belgian. Overall very good quality craft. A robust ESB, heavily spiced and probably too much, not as delicate and pleasant compared to the Fuller’s. bunget (1165) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle. Clear copper body, small to medium beige head with good retention and lots of lacing. Classy aroma of roasted nuts, caramel, flowers, bread and cheese. Taste of caramel malt, herbs, bread and some citrus notes. A tad oily, flat and chewy. Excellent. Franckg (2521) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
En fût au Café Cognac de Trois-Rivieres. Robe dorée claire sans col de mousse. Arômes de céréales, fromage, herbes. En bouche, céréales, orange, levures, zeste de pamplemousse. Texture légère et corps mince. lukin (672) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
bottle. Amber-brown colour with light head. Fruity malts and flowery hops. Could have gone for a bit more bread character in the malts, but otherwise a really nice ESB. josanguapo (2865) - SPAIN - JUL 18, 2016
From lacasadelacerveza. In Ikea’s pint glass. After dinner. More refreshing than usual in the style, maybe thanks to a slight and pleasant sourness. Left me wanting more