dwyerpg (6188) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Nice sweet flavor and aroma. Some good hops in the finish, but mostly dominated by sweet characters, almost too much...almost. RSRIZZO (1986) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Had this beer on 10/4/2003. Aroma is sweet and a bit wine like. Color is a bright clear golden brown with good carbonation and nice head. Taste is clean and bitter. Starting with light/medium body it goes down crisp. Finish comes on with bright clean bitterness that is backed by a mild sweet malt flavor. Very drinkable beer. bhensonb (15251) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 Bottle. BB 11 Feb 08. Aroma of light caramel and grassy and floral hop. Orangy amber color with a beige head that ringed. Thin to medium body with mild carbonation. Bready caramel malt with mild bitter. Overall it does seem well balanced. Fruity notes run through it. Not really sweet at all. The finish is clean, primarily dry with a decent level of bitter. A British ESB with possibly less strong malt than many. Good, and better than remembered. Good to revisit. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 50cl can from systembolaget. Nice clear amber brown with a smaller dense off-white head. Aroma is yeasty with a funky hoppy note that is slightly sour. Hint of caramel. Not a very thick or rich ale, light body and carbonation. Flavor is dry and balanced with a good spectrum of hops and clean bitter finish. Easy to session. Rerate: Draught at The Britannia Arms. Deep gold/light amber color with a dense, creamy head. Light aroma of caramel. Quite balanced and fruity tasting with sweet caramel and toffee malt flavors. Sweeter and less bitter than I recalled, with subtle but balanced hop flavor that finishes the beer. Medium bodied with light, creamy feeling carbonation. Makes even less impression this time around with the flavors themselves, but I can fully appreciate the balance and drinkability of this ale now that I am more versed in hoppier styles. love the touch that the Fullers yeast adds; something that I often miss in American pale ales. andymccabe501 (5) - ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2007 does not count
I was very very dissapointed with this paticulare ale.
The aroma smelt appaling, the flavour not much better. It looked a fair pint, but just did not taste great.
I had it on tap, lets hope it was a bad pint
glennmastrange (2871) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Tap, from a yard glass. Malt has a moderate light bread note, hops of herbs, and yeast of dough with toffee in the background. Head is creamy white, fully lasting with excellent lacing. Color is a clear light brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, dry/watery with soft carbonation and ends on a slight astringent note. A good beer to do in a large quantity like say, out of a yard glass. cheap (5863) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Smells strong and a little volatile sweet. Like some ol’ malt liquor or beer with whiskey in it. Color is darker and browner than the ubiquitous pale yellow american beer quite brown but it is certainly very clear! Taste is strongish too, like clean and clear alcohol. Everything about this beer is clean, clear and crisp. It’s british, with a stiff upper lip. Even the malty alky bitter bite is clean and clear. What we have here is a beer that is creamy in carbonation and bold. Very difficult on the medicinal finish. A little too much for my girlie taste buds. Comes across like whiskey at times. wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2007
beautiful beer. clear orange amber with a great tight white head that lasts forever and leaves some great lacing. aroma caramel hay light orange...quite nice. sweet orange with a light tartness bitter caramel backbone with a very nice balanced grapefruity slightly funky hop bitterness...a little pine perhaps. bitter dry grapefruit hop finish with some bittersweet tart orange and caramel notes. light to medium body. moderate carbonation. classic. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Poured a clear, thin brown color with a quickly dissipating, one-finger tall white head. Minimal lacing. The aroma was dominated by malt with some floral hops managing to squeak out. The flavor was malt, metallic and caramel. Very little hop presence. The finish is benign and the mouthfeel is the solid construct you’d expect from Fullers. Nice, just not as good as the ESB. rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Overall good beer. Not outstanding but very solid and not overwhelming to drink. Pours a clear amber color, no head, and sites very well on the palate. Good rich taste and no bitter aftertaste. I dont consider it a bitter but rather a good tasty ale.