Kauge (2121) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle as a gift from Helsinki. Pours a beautiful dark hazy coppery amber with a light creamy head that retains and laces quite nicely. Nose is herbal, grassy, nutty, floral - very good and distinctly English. Acquires a pungent yeasty note as it’s warmed. Taste is fruity and fresh, quite tamed and light at first, then starts to build up the rather harsh bitterness of Goldings, finishing very dry and malty. Body medium, carbonation gentle, mouthfeel quite soft. A nice, simple, refreshing brew. Haven’t had Fuller’s ESB in a very long time, but right now I think I like Huvila’s more, even though it might be all too nice and safe. kerenmk (5168) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Stas. Hazy honey-amber with white film. Toast, some date honey aroma, mild bitterness, mouthful maltiness and a little hoppy taste. Medium-bodied, long, bitter finish. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Stas. Hazy orange-amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, some fruitiness, yeast and some hops, a bit earthy. Sweetish flavor with caramel, some fruitiness, yeast, and some earthy and slightly citric hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied. minihame2 (746) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Copper colour, a bit hazy with a small off white head. Nice hoppy aroma with floral notes. Taste is slightly bitter, very soft. Nice smooth mouthfeel and carbonation. Very nice. Senka (1093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2014
50cl bottle. Pours as a hand pumped bitter. Beautiful clear walnut brown with fine bubbly head. Gently carbonated, slightly oily. Tasted like lemongrass and oranges. Slightly acidic finish. Not my favourite ESB, but is quite close to it. Previous bottle I tried 2 years ago seemed to be more softer, sweeter and less bitter.
jmgreenuk (9981) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from The Bryggeri, Helsinki. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is light malt hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a light malt, grassy, spice hop citrus bitter palate and a short bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Very drinkable and very refreshing. VividVision (8) - - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
Alussa hop häiritsee hieman, keskivaiheilla maku paranee. Lasin loppupiolella hop alkaa häiritsemään enemmän ja enemmän. Toomio (604) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Liian kitkerä kalkki juotavaksi. Ei ole makuaisti vielä tottunut tähän humalan määrään. BitchPls (817) - FINLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Dark brown and beige head. Dark bread and syrup on the nose. Medium body. Sweet bread, decent bitterness, some coffee. Very drinkable. Solid beer. martjoobolut (5118) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2014
0,5L bottle. Pours murky amber with off white head. The head stays. Aroma is fresh apples. Taste: sweet and sour, malt, apples, and bitterness in the background. Overall well-made fruity brew, maybe a little bit too simple.