stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - MAY 1, 2017
Cask @ Nags Head, Shrewsbury  minutemat (6133) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2016
Amber, clear, no head
Aroma of very light fruits, very little on nose
Taste of soft fruits, dab of citrus, light flavours, hint of cereal, quite pleasant
Palate - Medium body, soft bitter. Finish as main flavour, light bitter, dab of cereal in the linger
Overall - Simple pale ale, simple flavours, nothing wrong with it. OK..
Cask @ Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours brown, little head. Aroma is lightly caramelised malt, vague hop. Taste is biscuit, caramel malt. One dimensional. AshtonMcCobb (6953) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2016
Bottle from Appleyards Deli in Shrewsbury. This one is 4.4% so doubtful it’s ESB territory. Beese (3261) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Appearance - golden amber with a decent head.
Nose - caramel biscuits.
Taste - quite sickly sweet toffee. Light biscuits but general lack of bittering to balance it.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that is just too sweet.
Overall - too sweet to be very drinkable.
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 29 Mar 2012. Poured a clear copper colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of malt, some grass and grain. Caramel in the flavour, with passionfruit and hay. Finish was biscuit, toasted malt and mineral notes. MarcoDL (5414) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
It’s all very well to name your beer ’hopping mad’, but if you do so, you should apart from the happy bunny on the label also have some nice hops in the beer. This ESB lacks on hopping, it’s a bit flat and malty, not very bitter.
deanso (10123) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - FEB 28, 2014
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Christos (5897) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
Very thin white head. Low carbonation. Clear golden pour. Very little bitterness. I’ve had better ESB’s
500 ml bottle at home, poured into a Guinness pint. ABV 4.7% hallinghansen (3430) - Odense SV, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2013
Pours a light amber coloured beer, with a small and thin head, slighty off-white in colour, with very low retention. Some foam persisits and creates small foam islands on the surface.
Aroma of caramel, cookie dough, floral notes.
Taste is sweet and malty at the beginning but it turns quickly to a light bitterness, with good duration. Some caramel and floral notes again.
Medium thin body, soft carbonation.
Overall good, it has started to become a malt bomb since it is past it’s BB date, but it still holds up quite good.
Bottle @ bandlys blålys. Clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma is honey and hops. Flavour is bitter hops and grain. sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, grass and pine. Flavour is malt, earthy, grass and pine. Thin body. Swaroga (2224) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 24, 2013
50cl bottle. Golden/clear brown with small head. Nose : flower and fruity aromas, ginger cookie. Sip : water like body with delicate oily texture. Light carbonation. Sweet bread and ginger cookie start. A bit sour and unpleasant aftertaste. Delicate bitter end with metallic notes.