leaparsons (11002) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
Cask, Loughborough Fest 06. Amber with a small head. Aromas are malty with dates and plummy notes. Bready yeast is present with hints of chocolate. Flavours are sweet and malty with spices, fruit and warming alcohol. Has a good bitter finish. Scored lower than the bottled version (somehow). Still very nice. jmgreenuk (10725) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 12, 2012
Cask at The Bishops Arms (Gustav Adolfs Torg) Malmo. Golden brown pour with a thin white head. A rather fruity aroma leading to a mellow fruity malty taste. It seems much less bitter than the bottled version and perhaps not bitter enough. I wonder if its been sitting in the pipes for too long. Still very drinkable though. KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
Clear amber with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with mild hoppy notes. Sweet fruity flavor with caramel and hoppy notes. Bitter finish. MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:mabel (10086) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2007
Minty hops, mineral water and caramel malts converge in this sweetish, lazy pint.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the deep copper.
-Leafy hop bitterness is a little too low for the residual sugar level (in my tastes).
-In the end, this ESB feels very generic even though it’s well made.
-Mouthfeel is somewhere between silky and stagnant.
On cask at The Barrowboy & Banker.
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2008 [770-20071020] Cask @ Volo Cask Days 2007 (Toronto, ON). Mild floral apple aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with a medium-lasting bubbly white head. Mild apple flavour is beery. Medium body is smooth. Nice mild brew. (6/4/6/4/14) 3.4
Erzengel (10032) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2015
[1008C-20071229] Cask @ Duchess of Markham (Markham, ON). Mildly hoppy grains aroma. Slightly cloudy, amber brown body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Mild fish oil hops flavour. Medium body is fairly smooth. Lovely and fresh. (6/4/7/3/15) 3.5
On tap at the brewery-tap. Smooth and fruity, fresh. Malty, quite dry. Malty smooth aftertaste, round and fresh. Fruity hints in the aftertaste. Full and round. Great! The_Osprey (10000) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2017 Svesse (9222) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2006
Dec 2013 - Cask at the Salutation Hammersmith. As 'Fuller's ESB'. Clear dark orange / light brown, still, white bubbles on top. Smell - not a lot to report - maybe some light toffee. Body is medium, carbonation very low. Taste - toffee, slight liquorice, a bit watery, lightly bitter finish. The flavour is actually quite nice but there isn’t much of it. (5-4-6-4-14=3.3)
Jan 2015 - Cask at Culpeper Spitalfields. In contrast to last time, this has quite a big rounded malt flavour, twiggy and ashy with a medium bitterness. Was OK, but got a bit tiring over the course of a pint. (3.1)
Dec 2017 - Cask at The White Horse, Richmond. Paired with lamb shoulder. Taste is malt-forward, toffee apple, gluey hop. In perfect condition. Good stuff today. (6-4-7-4-14=3.5)
(Cask at Churchill Arms, Kensington, London 22 Apr 2006) Colour is dark amber. Malty, fruity nose with notes of toffe, nuts and a sweetish sewage character. Malty, fruity taste with hints of orange, caramel and dried fruit, some sweetness and a nice bitter finish. Complex and very well balanced. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 09/02/2002
Amber golden colour strong in alcohol and slightly rich on the palate. Bitter hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Old Market Tavern, Altrincham 24/06/2003
Amber golden colour hoppy and smooth. Crisp finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Old Joint Stock, Birmingham 25/06/2005
Golden amber colour and slightly sweet. Sour fruit flavour. Some dryness in a full malt finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 06/08/2009
Some hop aroma. Amber golden coloured smooth on the palate and malty with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish. downender (9106) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Mad Bear & Bishop, Paddington 13/1/08. Amber with a slight off-white head. Aroma of caramel, red fruit and some floral hops. Flavour inclined towards sweetness with a decent bitter finish. Good.