madlizzie (12) - - JAN 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is spot on! It pours a dark ruddy/cloudy copper colour and has a finger and a half or so of head which disippates quickly. Grassy, earthy hop aroma...This beer is loaded with english hops (Challenger, maybe FUGGLES??) which marries nicely with caramelly, toffee flavored malts. I believe I can taste a hint of complex Maris Otter malts. This brewer knew what he was up to - this beer is extremely well balanced. Overall taste is wonderful in this medium bodied, low to moderately carbonated, smooth drinking beer. This beer would pair wonderfully with an array of fine foods - or just by itself. Brewed with the spring water drawn from the headsprings of the Otter River, this beer has become a regular in my portfolio.
Namlig (12) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2017
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer was so disappointing. I bought it in the can, I think it is a new format for them, but no different to the bottle. Thin, acidic taste even though the can was not old at all. I could tell by the best by coding. Unbalanced and just a "beer" in my opinion. Maybe it is better locally as a real ale, that is possible. In fact I never enjoyed any in the range, the ones I could find here.
coil (14) - - MAY 21, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Dark amber colour. Malt, toffee, caramel, fruits. Enjoyable bitter.
Geiserich (4402) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 14, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Dark brown colour, creamy head. Aroma is light malty with toffee notes, roastiness, nuts. Flavour is also mainly malty with some fruity berry notes, candies, chocolate, roasted malt.
HighandLow (8) - Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2017 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my all time favorite beers. Top 5 for sure. Awesome to drink while watching The Hobbit or something of epic proportion like the beer.
Oiolosse (121) - Granada, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de supermercado en Clapham, Londres. Intensas maltas de caramelo dulce, especias, cereales y maltas de pan dulce. Ámbar claro, oscuro, medio, cremoso, cabeza blanquecina. Luz dulce. Más maltas dulces de grano y pan, caramelo, especias, carbonatación suave, cuerpo medio, ligeramente amargo. Decente ESB, nada demasiado complejo pero bastante sólido.
ChewyBeer (362) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 7, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: bright clear copper. Great fluffy off white head
Aroma: earthy, light fruits
Palate: medium full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation
Taste: malt, slight sweetness. A little fruity.
Overall: good drinking. Tasty but easy drinking
gripweed57 (2105) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old tasting notes. Deep amber red color topped by bubbly beige head. Mild toasted malt aroma. Hints at baked bread. . Bittersweet malt flavor leans toward dried fruit and spices. Very well balanced ang flavorful.
Icedwarf (1547) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bruin bier met schuim. Smaak is licht zoet en licht bitter met iets van karamel, chokolade, noten en rozijnen.
moldovan9807 (160) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 23, 2017
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of yeast, notes of banana, pear, nuts, cinnamon, bread. Medium bready harsh bitter. Medium body. Fizzy carbonation.modest esb.
kwik-lime (1895) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Would have first had this years ago and just never realised I hadn’t ticked it. Full bodied, somewhat sweet malty bitter. Smooth palate. Nice, hearty ESB.