BigDUK (13) - West Yorkshire, - MAY 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 dark amber, with clean pleasant aroma. A touch astringent in the mouth, nothing standing out in the flavours sightly doughy/biscuity. Nothing wonderful.
redders1974 (1085) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice chestnut colour creamy honey caramel small bitterness easy drinking simple but effective
rstk (10) - - NOV 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral and hoppy aroma with caramel notes, pretty simple but full. Beautiful chestnut colour with average creamy head. Medium body, taste is simple, malty, mildly bitter blunted by hops, which are felt all the way through with a bit dry finish. Soft carbonation, feels watery. Not perfect but, personally, the best bitter I have tasted so far.
darbeer75 (636) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: getting lots of apple juice; Taste: lightly bitter; Overall: refreshing
wombat23 (892) - Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and biscuit. Taste is malt, caramel, and bread. Mildly bitter. Overall, itís bland but easy to drink.
UXO (1593) - CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with one fat finger of rocky ivory head, short retention and moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: grassy, caramel, light floral. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body tending slightly watery, moderate carbonation, off-dry short duration mildly bitter finish. (3/5)
Itís really a struggle to find an ESB thatís actually interesting - and this isnít one. Itís fairly polite and well-behaved, with no significant shortfalls, but itís just so very, very boring. Try it if you like ESBís, I guess? (12/20)
hauxe (481) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden brown from the bottle. Aroma is caramel with a dash of turpentine. Taste is sweet with the sugar noticeable but by no means dominating. Overall remains sweet, and ends with a light bitterness at the finish. Relatively light bodied. Okay.
TomBitter (13) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma very pleasant, nice and hoppy, almost peppery in its hoppyness, with hints of caramel, nice amber colour. Lovely bitter taste with the caramel coming through along with biscuits. A good strong flavour and a very pleasing bitter aftertaste, though certainly not a session drink. Great drink for those who like bold hoppy beers.
Quafco (10) - - APR 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - good shape and label, these are often overlooked but are definitely part of the quaffing experience. Would have liked a picture of the mighty Avro Lancaster the beer is a tribute to but a minor quibble.
Beer - good dark amber colour, not too light or heavy, balance good. Bitter notes, a nice rounded bitter. Good with nuts, sandwiches.
phfyysik (888) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with medium white head. Aroma is black tea, some grass, light floral notes. Taste is black tea, fruits, caramel, brown sugar. After taste is quite bitter and dry. Nice beer!
Jorn69 (2797) - ńngelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Backlog, early amateur rating! @ Havregatan 20121016. Bottle from Systembolaget. Caramely and sweet with nutty and buttery notes.