TimE (5997) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2017 Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a wonderful ESB, characterful, complex, and very well balanced.
It is bright but deep copper with a very large light tan head that dissipates slowly to a permanent frothy top and leaves frothy lace.
The aroma is a rich English ale with caramelized, toasted bread, hints of ginger bread, licorice, tea leaves, caramelized-fermented figs and orange, buttery caramel.
The taste is similarly complex and characterul yet highly pleasant. It is fruity, spicey, and peppery, withtoasted bread, buttery caramel, and citrus. A restrained but firm spicey-citrusy-leafy bitterness just dominates the full-bodied malty sweetness and takes over at the finish but leaves a sweet lingering flavour.
Deep brown color. Very earthy with tons of wood and cherries. Low modest bitterness. Verynfocused around he malt backbone. Well put together but not that interesting Cavie (4760) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle. Clear copper orange color. White head. Sweet malt aroma. Dry bread. Bready flavor. Some sweet notes. Earthy hops. Nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nybol (2280) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Denne øl har vundet "Camra premium beer of the year", og det sætter jo forventningerne en del op.
Den er lidt humlet og smag af malten uden at være sød. Meget lige ud af landevejen øl, troede måske i mit stille sind at der skulle mere til at vinde en Camra award. danlo (3130) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2016
500ml bottle from Ken Warne grocery store, Darlington. Coppery amber colour, tan foam head and aroma of malt, toffee, caramel. Taste is roasty malt, doughy bready, some caramel, fruity and grassy earthy hop bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy malty bitter finish. Quite drinkable. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear amber pour, almost no head. Aroma of spicy malts, licorice, aged hops, honey and some stophoest. Flavor is quite bitter malty, spicy, thick body and smooth. Quite dry.
Erzengel (9078) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2016
*Old rating from 2011. Nice toasted beer with hints of malts and caramel. Nuts. Nice and easy to drink. Full and rich with a nice Ale characteristic. Great and round. gripweed57 (2721) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2015
500 ml bottle. Deep copper color with a small frothy beige head with clinging lace. Toasted malt nose has a sharp fruity character. Upfront, more fruity malt with notes of plums and Demerara sugar. Slightly spicy hops in midtaste. Finish is soft and dry. Pleasant and well balanced. A nice example of an English bitter. SVD (2052) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle at home, dark orange beer small head, aroma is some malts, and hop, hint of cardboard, Taste is some malt, some hop, somwhatbitter, meh goozen (4098) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear brown colored brew with an dry bitter taste and hints of caramel. Like the use of letters in the beername. eastkenttom (132) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
Hints of dates, dark toffee, licorice and caramel. Subtle aftertaste. Hadn’t expected to like this but yeah, it’s rather good.