FatPhil (14527) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught (Fullers Brewery Pub, London).
The standard against which all ESBs should be measured. Rich red-brown colour, malty and light fruit aroma. Very malty tast, with plenty of peppery hops and darker fruit hints. Great finish.
goozen (3892) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at North End, Leiden, Netherlands: Deep Amber well balanced sweet ESB brew. Got caramel taste.
Dedollewaitor (15686) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at C4, Odense: Amber with a little white head. Light malty Caramel/nut flavour with a good bitterness in both aroma and taste. Smooth & soft - little watery. Pleasant bitter somehow spicy end. Very drinkable!
cgarvieuk (22163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Dark amber coloured ale, with a sweet full RICH malty fruit with honey tones showing through.
doubelknv3 (1083) - Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nicer on cask. Aroma comes out a bit better than in the bottle. Starts out with a medium malty flavour and then the hops finish up the journey. Nice light floral aroma. This is a good session beer.
fonefan (45196) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Victoria, W2, London. Deep copper amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty, fruity with notes of hops. Flaovr is sweet and warm, fruity with some spiceness in the end. Duration is good. Full body.
berkshirejohn (6184) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Fishermans Cottage, ReadingThe cellar seemed a trifle cold so it took a while for the aroma to develop, but I did pick up raisins and malt; the pint was a crystal clear light chestnut colour with a thin off-white head that lasted to the bottom, leaving soem attractive tracing behind; big and chewy in the mouth, sweet but not overwhelmingly so, warming, rich and fruity; with a touch of bitterness and spiceness afterwards. A really complex beer.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Harcourt Arms, Oxford. Chestnut pour with a small coarse white cap. Floral hops blending nicely with cool berry esters and soft malt. Brisk, building bitterness, kind of a woody hop flavor, plums, round malt. A good pint, and with a bit more lively carbonation I think it would be significantly better. This wasnít flat, but it was a bit dull.
Rune (11507) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed a pint in a very quiet and relaxing atmosphere early on a Friday evening (29.09.2006) at the Garibaldi, St Albans - now and then described as the best Fullerís pub outside London. I also had a half at The Mad Bishop and Bear in Paddington (19.09.2006).
Both were in perfect condition and served in good (room) temperature. Deep amber coloured with a reddish tint. Great clarity. Very low head but some nice lacing on the glass. A bit poor on aroma, but a dried fruit component came through. Well balanced flavour with caramel and fruity bitterness. Hints of malt and hops. Low carbonation and moderate mouthfeel.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a very fresh fruity smell very enjoyable to drink and smell. tasts of malts orange and lemon