john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2017 worldbeertaste (1806) - West Midlands, - NOV 15, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Best before 2009 and I had it in 2012. Though it is very old, I believe it may be bottled conditioned not filtered as it felt more mature. Maybe it was just natural aging. Nonetheless, it tasted alright. It was medium to light brown in colour which I assume is an aged amber for an ESB. The head is thick and lasting, white, lacy head. Smells of complex malt, roast and an overall depth of biscuits and sweet nut. Thin light body with soft carbonation. Any hops to this guy was long gone. Tasted of biscuits and roasted malt with a smooth malt character and a light hint of sugar. Very nice but the finish has a bit of vinegar on the end which was probably due to its age. Nonetheless, a nice gift and an enjoyable experiment.
Bottle. Amber colour. Malty (biscuity malts, caramel) and citrus fruity. Earthy hops. Assertively bitter. Bitter hoppy and dry finish. (2008)
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
500ml Bottle at Home 23/04/2010
Fruit and hop aromas. White head. Some carbonation. Golden coloured and hoppy with a little dryness and bitterness in an earthy malt finish. JorisPPattyn (10061) - BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2009
Medium yellowish, fine & dense head over pale foxy-amber beer. Sweet nose, pineapple ester, some discreet hops, freshly baked bread. Good British bitter characteristics, well-hopped; some dry, non-sweet malts and very diluted caramel. Refreshing. Light to medium bodied (which probably turns it into a strong ale, UK perception willing). Dry finish & aftertaste. Good one, for sure! Thanks to DeanS! cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2008
Medium golden ale with little head. slight sweetness with medium hops and some malts. Bitter aftertaste. OK...B
leaparsons (10657) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2008
Bottle. Amber gold with a white head. Aromas are grain and honey with caramel malts. Floral with citrus and pear. Flavours are grain with toffee malts. Some citrus with peppery, soapy notes. Dry on the finish. CH-303 (2291) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2008
Appearance: Dark clear brown. Lots of white head.
Aroma: Malt and caramel. Slight sweetness.
Taste: Nice malt and hops. Bitter aftertaste.
Info: 500ml bottle, 13/12-2008 Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2008
Aroma is sweet and of hops with a bit of malt. Dark amber in colour with a thin white head with slight lacing on the glass. Tastes hoppy with some malt. Fairly smooth.
cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2008
Bottle at home ... copper ... again a sweet metalic hop nose ... sweet metallic hop ... slight burntness that others mention ...light buiscuity... medium body SilkTork (5777) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2008
500ml bottle from Tesco. Fairly average to decent British bottled bitter. Drinkable and acceptable. Good malt and hop presence. This would be a nice beer if it wasn’t for the processing it has gone through after brewing. Boiled sweets taste of pasteurisation.