GoufCustom (2208) - HONG KONG - DEC 7, 2017 Lambister (520) - - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle. Clear orange colored with an off white head. Aroma of malts, fruits and caramel. Flavor of malts, some fruits and hops. Basic pretty good ale.
Grumbo (4120) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017
500 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Clear amber copper colour; One and a half finger head with soapy off-white foam which last for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Fragrant aroma of full Ale malt, with strong caramel, toffee, red fruits, floral, molasses, strong pepper, spices, strong bread, lemon and grass; Medium sweet taste of Ale malt, with caramel, light toffee, red fruits, orange, floral, molasses, spices, dry biscuits, lemon, fair bitter hops and grass; Mid to light body. Thin, dry but slick palate; Mouth Feel is strong Ale maltyness in a pretty watery background, rich and slick. Good deals of toasty caramel, toffee and red fruits flanked by fairly citrus hops. Flowery with strong molasses, spicy biscuity with lemon to round. Solid!... Hoppiness is floral, pepper, spices, lemon and grass in nose. Orange, floral, spices, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is fair for an abrupt, mid-to-low astringent sweet-bitter bready malty finish; Dry after taste. Sweet fruity and slightly bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one has good looks, decent spicy malty aroma, and a sweet but dryish toasty taste. Hoppiness is mostly in the nose, nicely sweet and tightly malted. Enjoyable!
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating. 47574xeCD (1284) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2017
500ml bottle at home, poured clear chestnut with clear colour head. Light malt hop caramel and toffee notes. Not too bad. john44 (3429) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle. BBE Sept 2017; Drank June 2017 - Clear deep orangey gold in colour. Medium foamy off-white head. Malty; toasty bready malts, caramel, toffee, sugar. Dark fruits, raisins. Mildly spicy, peppery. Moderately hoppy. Syrupy but quite dry. Sweet toasty malty fruity throughout. Moderately bitter hoppy finish. (2017-06) Skarecrow (979) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 12, 2017
500ml bottle BB 31 May 2017
prawlie (1684) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2017
Hazy brown with slight head.
Malt vinegar aroma.
Slight bitterness, malt palate then dry finish but this is overcome by oxidization/wet cardboard.
Bottle. Dry, light bitter, full bodied. Good, solid premium bitter, fruity with a solid malt backbone. You can’t knock it, but the cask version is better. gripweed57 (2918) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep translucent mahogany brown color. Bubbly tan head. Toasted malt nose hints at smokiness. Sweetish, toasted malt flavor is soft on the palate, yet deliciously chewy with a spicy hop finish. Long buttery malt aftertaste. Delicious. MayumiH (1224) - - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle at home. Dark copper. Citrus flavours followed by some smooth caramel. It’s ok. Davros IX (534) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
A very good ESB. Lots of malt and caramel and overall very pleasant. It was a very smooth beer and almost Belgian from the taste of the caramel. I_LUV_BEER (232) - - JUL 22, 2016
Served in a snifter from a 500ml bottle. Pours dark clear amber colour with a white head, medium lacing. Aroma is caramel malts and bread with some alcohol laced through. Taste is pretty much following the nose with malts, caramel, bread and some alcohol, bitter-sweet with a subtle bitter finish. Medium smooth body with medium carbonation. Surprisingly, this ale is not ruined by the presence of the alcohol notes at all! Very nice, tasty and enjoyable.