fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.yespr (47577) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
[ As Cricket Hill Colonel Blides ESB ]. Clear medium amber color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange, citrus and pine notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
Earlier Rating: 10/16/2008 Total Score: 3.4
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium to dark amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, berry, dusty, moderate to heavy hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (060808)
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small to fully gone head. Aroma is Fruity and slight malty. Vague cornish note. Bitter and dry into the finish. Ends dry and bitter. Ungstrup (38424) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. Supposedly an ESB not an amber ale. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a lightly bitter finish. joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles.
Fruity flavour of hops, caramel and pine needles.
Sweet and hoppy finish. anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a clear amber color with no head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoppy finish.
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
[email protected]Travlr (26130) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2012
(as Colonel Blides ESB). Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is wood, some fruits and a bit yeastylike earthy notes. Flavour is quite much the same. Balanced, but quite boring ESB.
Earlier Rating: 8/11/2008 Total Score: 2.6[email protected]
Amber colour, small head. Aroma is caramel, hops, some mild notes of wood and malts. Flavour is wood, saltwater, earth mild grassy hops as well as mild caramel.
Bottle as altbier. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is sweet and peppery caramel, dry finish. cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ....Copper ... sweet fruit little toffee nose...juicy fruits ... sweet floral ... low bitterness.madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
Earlier Rating: 8/17/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Cask, GBBF 08... ambercoloured light haze ... fruity light hop ... malty fruity soft bitterness...
5th August 2009Leighton (22327) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2010
Cask at GBBF. Clear brown beer. Softish palate, a little dry. Sweetish malt. Peachy fruit and a little orange. Low carbonation and finishes dry but a tasty little beer.
Bottle. Pours a light, murky brown with a thin white head. A welcoming aroma of fruity hops and sweet malt. Flavor is moderately rich, with nice, lightly roasted malt character and some bitter hops towards the end. Earthy, with notes of caramel and brown sugar. Medium in body with medium to low carbonation. Finish is semi-dry and lightly warming. Good beer overall.