Nikokaoja (409) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - DEC 9, 2017 christopherw34 (5) - - SEP 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a coppery color with amber hues. Hops impart a very fruity aroma balanced perfectly with the malts and yeast. This beer has a slightly maltier flavor than bitter; albeit, the hops impart a great balance of grassy herbal with notes of citrus fruits. The body has a terrific caramel toasty flavor imparted by the crystal malts and base malt (maris otter...optic?), which lingers in the mouth with a bitter finish. It is, perhaps, the model beer for the ESB style.
9. 12. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Served a bit underchilled. Aroma held back, hints of corn. Colour is dark orange/amber with off-white head with some retention. Taste is somewhat malty sweet in the beginning, not intense, swallowing creeps in fine bittering which lingers and rings out slowly in the aftertaste. Nice. Med bodied, even thin a bit, easy dryish finish. Good under proper circumstances, but just not my favourite style. p0urmeac0ld0ne (312) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - DEC 8, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 Pre RateBeer review from 1001 Beers book. Noted as a 4/5 rating, with no additional comments. martpez (351) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2017
Amber beer with lots of malt sweetness and some dry hoppiness in the finish. Dont really get its rating a fairly standard strong amber ale. Zilverenmaan (308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2017
Aroma and taste mostly sweetish malts at first, some caramel, some apple, subtle fruity hops, somewhat grainy MF, light bitter finish. Starts of a bit too sweet for my taste but surprisingly complex. beergearbox (121) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2017
deepdrinker (323) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
O England! - model to thy inward greatness,
Like little body with a mighty heart.
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 Pours amber in colour with aromas of caramel , dried fruits . Tastes complex / powerful . Great beer bedzinianin06 (601) - - NOV 24, 2017
Gęsta piana. Barwa ciemnej miedzi. W aromacie słodowe, z fajnymi nutami ziołowymi chmielu i nutami owocowymi. Goryczka wyraźna, na średnim poziomie. Średnie nagazowanie. W smaku słodowe i chmielowe. phfyysik (1464) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours copper with light white head. Aroma is dry, cardboard, hay, brass, cereals, clear, potato, butter. Taste is soft, clear, caramel, hay, fruits, raisins, cardboard, brass, some sweetness, flat, malty. Superb beer! brewtalita (348) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2017
Wonderful golden color, crisp with low head. Aroma earthy and wood with distinct hop character. Palate medium with low carbonation. Easily drinkable and balanced with toasty character with hop aftertaste. Great sipper tomandoaltura (363) - - NOV 20, 2017
Apariencia : ámbar intenso/cobre (aprox. 15 SRM) translúcido. Cabeza color blanco hueso con buena retención y encaje.
Nariz : malta y ligero butterscotch con delicado lúpulo floral
Boca : carácter maltoso, amargor medio (aprox. 35 IBU) balanceado por tenue dulzor. Cuerpo medio, ligero. Buena carbonatación.