ganache (6088) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2015 Bottle. Light, balanced aroma of malt and hops with a nice dose of funk and sweaty socks. Dark fruitiness. Clear amber gradient with a creamy beige head. Medium bitterness with caramel and a lot of malt, mild-medium carbonation with that characteristic mild hoppy funk. Bittersweet doughy malt on a medium-full body. Touch of sour malt and leather. Long, dry, bitterish aftertaste. Relatively complex and a nice session.[2007.02.10: 3.4]wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - FEB 9, 2007
Absolutely love the fruitiness and appreciate the high crystal content, which works here. Touch of apple, red berry, big caramel, pours crystal-clear orange with a dense and rocky short cream head. Touch watery medium body, flattish, nutty, sourish bitterness with a yeasty (I know)-bready-crystal finish. It hides its alcohol well and is rather moreish, the nutty-malty aftertaste charms me back for more, though it’s quite mineralized. I actually like drinking this one colder, at US serving temps, has some great lager character there not common to ales. [2015.10.22: 3.4]
This rating isn’t the most accurate because I drank this beer at my friends house the other night. So i’m not able to sit here and makes notes as I drink it. But I do remember it had a malty aroma, which reflected the taste aswell. And a good solid head on it’s clear amber shoulders. A tasty beverage all around and one I would certainly buy again. BigBeer45 (1585) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Bottle, pours clear light to medium amber gold with a few bubbles, light malt fragrance, faint musky-off smell (odd for a pale ale), little sweet notes, faint sour on the nose, faint malt taste, watery on the tongue, little hop bite and faint sourness in the mouth,
I was expecting more from this, I have a feeling something bad happened to this beer on the trip over the water, this was dissapointing. omhper (25949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2007
Canned. Clear amber, rich head. Rich hop aroma with flowers and hay. Sweet and light bodied. Some light cookie malt overpowered by the hops. Lightly resiny finish with medium bitterness. MagooinPA (101) - Rotonda Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2007
12oz bottle. Nice head, nice copper/redish color. Way better on draft, but nice basic Pale Ale. It’s pasteurised when bottled, a dissapointment.A complete meld of hops + malt resulting in a great session beer. These can be pounded, not what I normally do. The ESB is their flagship, try it.
larsga (7675) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2008 Medium white head. Chestnut brown body. Thinnish caramelly aroma with light sweetish roasty notes, kind of fruity and peppery. Light sweet-yet-bitter caramelly wooden taste. Perfect dryish/fruity balance with lovely wooden edge. Clean palate, mid body. Dry wooden aftertaste with peppery hop notes. An excellent bitter, impressively well made. (0.5l bottle. Rated twice.) eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma is fruity like fruit snacks with some caramel. Decent malt body with a dry finish. Flavor is floral, raisins, and other sweet fruits. Solid hop presence. GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Light amber with white head. Malty aroma with earthy British hops. Flavor is malty and slight diacytel. mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
[097-20061105] 500mL. Floral, metallic celery aroma. Clear, red-amber body with medium-lasting small creamy white head. Malty roast and raisin flavour with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste. Medium body. Nice togetherness! Wouldn’t mind coming across this in an actual British pub. (Remember remember the fifth of November...) faroeviking (11331) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
London Pride Outstanding Premium Ale. Nice amber colour with frothy beige head. Malty aroma with floral hops. Nutty maltiness, hoppy bitterness,good fruitiness, bit yeasty. Very tasty ale!