tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2005
Spicy, floral hops over strong fruity esters in the aroma. Clear amber-copper with generous and lasting, creamy, white head that leaves some patchwork lacing. Sweet, fruity flavour with plenty of toasted and caramel malt, moderate finishing bitterness and earthy, almost roasty burnt aftertaste. Medium body with pointy carbonation. Somewhat metallic in the mouth. Bottle. Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle. Dark golden with a bubbly head. Malt, cardboard and earth flavor notes. Nicely bitter finish. Can only echo Chris-o’s words about the pasteurised and "dead" feel to this beer. harrisoni (19398) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2005
500ml bottle. Dark copper colour, thin whitish head. Some green apple, also flavour of burnt toast (don’t know where that comes from) with lots of bitterness and flowery hops towards the end. Some caramel and sweetness but I can’t get past that burnt toast flavour. OK but not Black Sheep’s best DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2005
Suprizingly good for tesco, bottled ales. Apperance is better than expected with good lacing, aroma and taste are both reasonably sweet, and found the alcohol noticeable too. alround not to bad, go for it again if theres nothign else. turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2005
Pours dark amber with a small head. Lots of lacing. Slightly musky aroma, Spicy, sweet and hoppy taste. A bit watery. ESBs are not my favourite style, but this is okay to me.
chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2005
Amber/copper colour. Fruity and quite heavily hopped, leading to a spicy, tangy character. But its also distinctly sweet and has a sort of stewed, sticky feel that grates a bit and compromises the balance. Plus it has the telltale metallic edge of a pasteurised beer. OK, but could be better. 500ml bottle from Tesco. Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Amber-coloured, slightly hazy beer with a rather massive head that laces my glass. A rather disharmonic blend of aromas with a very bitter finish. A quite special ESB. 121204 Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
(Bottle) Cloudy and not very pretty in the glass. (Love it in the bottle though; What a cute label!) Aroma as well as the flavor are quite special. It smells of spices, alcohold and hops in a peculiar way. And it tastes a bit odd, but not bad. Michael thinks it has a good freshness. Dry palate. Not bad. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2005
I got a curious pineapple aroma. A good, solid head and lacing. First taste was favourable, but a fizzy metallic tang set in and the bitterness at the finish was thin and disappointing. dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2005
White head on top of an orange body. Reasonably hoppy and very easily drinkable, very thrist-quenching and not too strong. There is fruit there, although I can’t says which, and sweet malt. Nice summer ale.