loscovar (304) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 23, 2017 kvnstfrd (32) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright golden honey color with a white frothy head. Smells of English malts, cereal, apples and herbal hops. Taste is a strong cider-like sweetness up front with cereal grain character while in the mouth. Aftertaste is smooth, buttery with just the right amount of hops. Carbonation is soft. Nice balance, awesome complexity. Good ale! Again, style categories at this site are in serious need of correction. This is an English Pale Ale, not an ESB.
Bottle at home. Nice amber red colour, Malty and nicely bitter, pleasant ale PugUglyBrewer (658) - - JUL 18, 2017
Clean reddish brown color with a creamy head of off-white colored foam. Very medicinal aroma up front with caramel and dried apple. Somewhat dry, crisp, and smooth. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Bready aromas, caramel, toffee, light orange citrus. Hazy red-amber with a fairly lasting beige head. Mostly dry, biscuity, bready, somewhat herbaceous. Medium bodied. DrNosha (2345) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2017
500ml Flasche. Bernsteinfarben, beiger Schaum. Etwas Malz und Nussaromen. Geschmack recht dezent. Bitternoten und Brot. Chopper925 (562) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2017 Bottle. Clear, light brown color, nice white head. Malt, bread and grass aroma. Dry taste, high bitterness, light sour. Malty, bitter aftertaste, but a refreshing bitterness. Medium texture, fresh carbonation.
thepatrickman (1347) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2017
Pint at a wedding. This isn’t the most exciting bitter in the world, but it doesn’t have many flaws, either. There’s a big caramel sweetness at first, but it never gets cloying, and there’s a hint of earthy/minty hops at the end. ChadPolenz (1819) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2017
BBD: 10/21/2017Juks (649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 2, 2017
2015 BJCP Category: 11B Best Bitter
AROMA: Very sweet nose with prominent caramel and toffee character. Slight buttery aroma, which is acceptable and complements the confectionery sweetness. Little to hop presence. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Fairly dark copper/amber hue. Mostly clear. Moderate off-white foam. 3/3
FLAVOR: Strong caramel and toffee flavors along with a red apple aftertaste (almost juicy). Firm dry bitterness on back end, slight toasted bread/biscuit flavor. Faint touch of chocolate. Slight diacetyl presence, but it’s not distracting (acceptable). 16/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and carbonation. Very smooth and refreshing. At 4.7% ABV it’s quite tempting to session this. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Mostly well-balanced palette of sweet confectionery flavors and earthy/spicy hops. Highly drinkable. 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 39/50
500ml bottle. Pours clear amber, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, peach, caramelly. Taste is sweet, malty, worty, burnt caramelly. Orange in aftertaste, some hops. Light to medium bodied, average carbo. Decent brew, not bad. Agibaer (2) - Innsbruck, AUSTRIA - JUL 2, 2017 does not count
Balanced beer, not too bitter, mild hops, pleasant finish. Pale color but rich taste. Olorin (43) - Graz, AUSTRIA - JUN 30, 2017
330 ml bottle. Clear amber colour, small head shortly lasting, good lacing, soft carbonation. Nose is malty, caramel. Flavour is well balanced between malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Good mouthfeel, average duration in the finish. Nice.