pivnizub (10612) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2005
Bottle: Amber coloured, thin off-white head, lacing and lasting very long; very fruity (dried plums, marmalade) nose, hints of malts and some floral hoppiness; very soft fruity beginning with a sweet flavour, quickly becoming pretty dry towards the end; big aromatic hoppy aftertaste, extremely long lasting; a very well balanced, well rounded, full bodied ale. Very pleasant ! murawski (160) - USA - AUG 17, 2005
I have had this on tap in the UK, but this rating is for a bottle I picked-up in the US. What a great beer, even in the bottle. Slightly sweet malty aroma, smooth light brown color. Somewhat dry on the mouthfeel, but the flavor is very well-balanced. Excellent! BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Strong Dactyl taste (Buttery) Good Malt aroma mild finish seemed to be weak on the hops. Not one of the better ESB’s out there. But drinkable! Could have been an old bottle. Will re-try later. PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Pours a reddish copper, nice head with some lacing. Aroma is fruity with carmel and toffee. Flavor is more fruit, caramel, and toffee, complimented with some nuttiness, breadiness and a hint of lemon. Slightly sweet, but very well-balanced. ales4ever (24) - gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Classic bitter. Semi-sweet carmel malt tangos with a nice spring fruit/cirtrus hop bite. Wonderful and basic beer, it doesn’t get much better then this--a perfect session beer.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2005
pours anamber with redish highlights. with a medium bubbly head that fads to a thin cap. Nice hoppy citrus aroma with some malty punchiness to it. (for lack of a better description)
Flavour is nice blend of hops and malt. Some biscuit flavour Not overly bitter Smooth finish. Slight dry lasting bitterness. Excellent ESB. HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
A very goog beer. Mostly lasting nice head, wonderfull orange/nutbrown colour, OK aroma, a bit week perhaps, but fantastic long bitter finish. This is what good beer is all about. A bit too carbonated for my taste. HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Clear medium copper color with an off white creamy head. Creamy lacing. Has a grassy earthy aroma with a malt background. A well balanced malty flavor with a creamy mourh feel and a earthy hop bite . Very drinkable. Great beer. trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Very good beer. Not unnecessarily bitter like some ESB’s. Somewhat fruity, but mostly strong malt with enough hops to give it a bite. Strong hop finish. Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
En fût au Pub Italia, Ottawa, ON. Robe orangée aux reflets cuivrés surmontée d’une mousse blanche en dentelle. Arômes de caramel, de malt. Saveurs métalliques, caramel, bonbon, malt. Houblon amertume en finale.