Benzai (16687) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle @ Kings Day Tasting 2014 shared by Dutchdrebus. Slightly unclear autumn reddish color, full sized off-white head. Aroma is fresh, piney, spruce, hops. Taste lightly malty, hoppy, very nice piney flavor, spruce, freshly cut wood, a superb smooth bitterness and a touch of caramel. Medium body, soft yet suitable carbonation. Very nice!! Would drink this on a regular basis if it were available around here. Impressive stuff. SilkTork (5855) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 January 2012 Snooty Fox. Big malt - roasty, toasty and sweet, with hints of oak and cobwebs. Well balanced with hops. Good. [4.1]spacecube (1770) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
August, 2013 Pommelers Rest. Bags of malty flavour balanced by deep hops. Good. [3.6]
330ml bottle, pours clear ruby red with a small head and lively carbonation. Nice malt flavours to start, caramel with hints of chocolate, nicely textured with some earthy dryness, fruity hints and a dash of cola. Well balanced with a short bitter finish. Nice one. Dijan (23) - - OCT 8, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2017 Red ale, really big hoppy notes for a red, off white head, caramel notes leading to long bitter finish jamestulloch (4330) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2012
Aroma: Caramel, pine, leather and brown sugar.
Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Appearance: Murky mahogany body with a large off-white head that holds well. Good lacing.
Taste: Very hoppy but balanced by sweet malt flavours. Maple syrup, toffee and pine resin with a subtle plum note. Bitter finish.
Palate: Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.
Overall: Impressive balance between sweet and bitter flavours.
Cask, handpump at The Parcel Yard, Kings Cross Station, London, Wednesday 26th March 2014 Pours a reddy/brown colour with a off-white creamy head. This is an excellent ESB its tangy, fruity yet with a pleasant little seam of hops, really good beer. Nice malty character throughout, fresh and very, very moreish. I don’t see so many really good ESB’s these days but in a changing beer world with more golden hoppy beers coming to the fore here is a very good example. I reckon Steve Silktork would really like this beer! A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9 DutchDrebus (6197) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle @ KDT14 @ benzai. Amber to copper colour with a medium to full sized off-white head. Smells hops, fresh, slightly floral, some pine resin, nice. Tastes pine resin, floral, bitter, nice. Quite refreshing. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.