bnokk (539) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
APPEARANCE - great dark amber color. White head leaves the glass too soon.
NOSE - strong malty overtones. Perhaps some fruitiness.
FLAVOR - Excellent malty brew, with hints of vanilla.
NOTES - Another refreshing Xmas ale due to its lack of too much spice. American Christmas Beer Makers, take note. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
500ml bottle, from Dutch’s. ABV is labeled 4.7%. Clear reddish brown color, sort of amber. Thin khaki head. Leaves good, thicker lace. The bottle says "complements any turkey!", so I’m pairing it with the turkey sandwich that I eat every day. And damn yeah, I can see how this works. The flavor is like cranberry sauce, in a natural english malty way. Kind of biscuity and rich, but not sweet at the moment -- a good moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Nice mildly earthy hop there to balance things out. Light to medium body, slightly slick. Very smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Very easy-drinking, kind of refreshing. Great biscuity malt and fruity aftertaste. Really enjoyed this one. Much better than expected. Fantastic to wash my sandwich down with. wlajwl (7012) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Aroma is strong English malts and a background of toffee and fruit. The flavor is citrus, fruit, English malts, light caramel and a mildly tart finish. Sigmund (7834) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2014
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. This new 4.7% version makes Rosey Nosey available (unlike the former stronger version) for the first time in Norwegian grocery stores. Beautiful clear copper colour, moderate to low head, slightly off-white. Aroma of malts, toffee and dust, a hint of red fruits. Refreshing zesty flavour, fruity notes with some toffee and caramel, but not sweet. Decent bitterness in the aftertaste. Enjoyable. A good starter beer for a Christmas beer tasting, before you attack the stronger (Vinmonopolet strength) Norwegian and Belgian stuff. BlackHaddock (7585) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Not even going to look at my review of the original, stronger Rosey Nosey: this is a new beer. 500ml bottle: BBD 31 Jan 15, poured into a batemans badged UK pint sleeve at home on 15 Nov 14 during my Pre-Christmas christmas tasting evening: shared with no one! Chestnut body, clear and clean looking, large uneven white pillow for a head. Biscuity malts with molasses in their centre, with a rich fruit cake on top in both the nose and taste. Not really Christmassy in that there seems to be no spice or wintery quirkiness, just a good solid ’sit by the open fire’ sort of feel to the brew. Thought this was fine: not happy with Batemans for dropping the ABV of their XXXB, but can not complain about this beer. Not as good as I remember the original, but more than OK.
asedzie (831) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle Pours deep ruby brown with off white head, some lacing. Nose has bready malt, caramel, fresh dough with some light touches of lemon and herb - mild aroma. Flavor is light for the style, with raisins and wood, some light toasted notes, followed by a smooth flush of hoppiness that has herbs and subdued orange peel. Nice tangy lightly bitter lingering hops in the finish kicks this up an extra point. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Pint nine shared poured a medium to dak amber color with not much oh a head. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel and toffee. Typical English style esb. The flavor is sweet and caramelly. Mildly bitter almost soft. Not a bad beer and definitely worth one. ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Aroma: Lightly biscuity/caramel malt base; slight cider/white grape fruits; a little raisin; tobacco leaves. Appearance: Lightly carbonated copper body with a skin of bone colored head. Flavor: More fruity up front; raisin/biscuit comes in thereafter; slightly bitter finish with tobacco. Palate: Light body, slick texture, very soft carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Overall: Slightly more complex than most bitters I’ve tried, or maybe it’s that my bottle is reasonably fresh for once. This grew on me. Beerhunter111 (22268) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours clear deep orange brown colour with a mid-sized beige head. Aroma of red malt, caramel, nuts, citrus. Taste of bitter hops, red malt, red fruits, some nuts and citrus. gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle (Ales by Mail); pours a clear amber with a thin cream colored head; aroma is caramel with hints of raisins and spices; taste is caramel, yeast, and faint dark fruit; finishes light bitter; not super Christmassy but still a decent beer