madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015 gwoodin (44) - Birmingham, - FEB 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle.Amber colour.Malt present, and quite bitter hop. Overall: perhaps too bitter. More malt flavour required.
17th November 2014dynamiteninja (1890) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Earl Of Essex. Cask. As ’Session Bitter - 3.8%. Almost clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and a little soft. Modest fine carbonation. Smooth malts with very light creamy sweetness. Mild carbonated nip in the mid. Hops present mellow but fresh tasting orange and a whisper of lemon. Light crispy finish. Nice!
Cask at the Euston Tap, Euston. Medium white head. Excellent lacing. Amber body. Citrus, hops, nuts, white sherbet, floral, washing up liquid. Bitter. Dry finish. mr_h (5949) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Cask by handpump at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh (4.3% abv on the pumpclip) - clear golden amber, bubbly off-white head, fruity malty aroma, sporadic lacing, sour malty, hint of citrus, thin bodied, dry bitter finish Beersiveknown (5302) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 16, 2013
Bottle at home from alesellaRichTheVillan (8248) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Pours hazy mid-brown with peach and strawberries on the nose, which takes on some green apple notes as it warms. Light body and carbonation, fairly sweet malt, brief finish with little hop presence. Certainly smooth but a bit dull.
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy amber pour, white head, bitter hoppy taste a bit malty.
The_Bish (1146) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Little aroma, but lots of flavour that unfortunately doens’t last well. Great bitter though. Love Buxton. snzcujo (295) - RUSSIA - NOV 6, 2012
Tasted from the bottle, bought @Buxton brewery, on 06/11/2012.
Pours of beautuful, slightly hazy reddish copper color with a lovely snowy white head.
Aroma is good and intriguing, having a mix of floral/zesty and ashy/coal notes.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and has a medium carbonation level as well, which perfectly suits to the taste. And the taste, in turn, is quite interesting and unusual for a bitter. Could feel some roasty and smoky notes upfront, following by some ashy notes.
Aftertaste is so sticky and pleasant, the ashy/bitter theme dominates.
Not a big fan of bitters, but have to admit that this beer is exception, well balanced and amazingly complex for its 3,8% and at least worth to try.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Rasmus40 (21990) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle @ Yespr tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 221012 joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle at yespr.
Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops and grass.
Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and grass with notes of eucalyptus.
Dry hoppy finish.