Bitter And Twisted - Galbraith's Alehouse
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by hbis2gut:
3.6/5 rDev +1.4%
On tap from a hand pump. This ESB was served at the right temperature in a proper glass which gets my notice quickly. A nice nose on this beer. It's floral, not citrus-like. Color was a deep amber, bordering on a maple syrup hue. A creamy off-white head.
Considering the fact that New Zealand seems to have an aversion to hoppy beers, this one is nicely balanced. It's initially sweet, but allowing it to linger for a bit brings the hop bitterness and flavor coming through. Probably the best effort of all the beers I tried at Galbraiths.
05-14-2010 18:14:38 | More by hbis2gut
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2.9/5 rDev -18.3%
Cask, so, filled to the top with almost no head with a tiny ring around the outside. Clear amber color.
Smell is all caramel malt. Can't swirl for more nose, so, take a sip. Taste, all caramel malt with a hint of a bitter finish. A hint of fruitiness in the middle, but that's trying to find something. Traditional boring British esb. Nothing more to say really.
10-12-2011 09:31:30 | More by crusian
3.86/5 rDev +8.7%
A: Served a brownish amber color with a decent head that fades to some lacing.
S: Aroma of malt, caramel with bit of fruit and nut in the background.
T: Taste of malt, some carmel sweetness and a bit of nuts. Nice bitterness and a fairly dry finish.
F: Fairly full body, smooth and quite creamy, nicely balanced.
O: Best of the bitters that they serve. Good stuff that hit the spot.
05-26-2013 11:50:25 | More by soju6
4.28/5 rDev +20.6%
Served at 55 degrees F in a nonic pint glass.
A: Brown with heavy red tones and persistent creamy off white one inch head. Beer coats the glass as level recedes.
S: Toasty malt. caramelized and sweet. smells like skull splitter.
T: Toasty and firm malt sweetness with a noticeable but gently perceived bitterness that adds a nice balance.
M: Smooth with mild cask conditioned carbonation.
D: I'm finding these cask conditioned ales to be quite drinkable. Who knew that warm flat beer could be so delicious.
05-15-2009 06:33:52 | More by lamarr04
3.43/5 rDev -3.4%
Served on cask! This puppy poured a clear orange teak color. I smelled candied malts, roasted plums, raisins and citrus and pine. It tasted pretty much the same as the nose just a tad lighter. It tasted not as bitter as I would have expected for an ESB.
03-23-2010 04:40:21 | More by femALEist
3.25/5 rDev -8.5%
Very sweet nose with lots of toffee. A touch of fruitiness too.
Clear copper colour with a moderate off-white head. Decent retention.
Very, very sweet with a toasted dark toffee flavour. A hint of fruitiness but the sweetness masks almost everything else.
Almost grainy in texture with a medium body and low carbonation.
If I wanted a dessert, this would be the beer. Rich and sweet it ticks all of those boxes but it lacks a touch of finesse and could be drier.
08-28-2010 08:57:22 | More by dgilks
Bitter And Twisted from Galbraith's Alehouse
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.