mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium/dark amber color. Mild aroma. Easy on the palate with good flavor. Not bad
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a mostly translucent amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of light caramel, light citrus, toffee and toasted nuts. Flavor of toasted malt, caramel, light citrus and tobacco.
ttutony (729) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown with a white head. Weak aroma of caramel. Sort of thin on the palate. Moderate hop bitterness. Malt profile isn’t quite as full as it needs to be for the style.
Bricks (664) - Delaware, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells of molasses, great appearance. Tastes metallic and malty. Not great.
madchemist83 (120) - USA - FEB 13, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slight toffee aroma. Pours amber. Very bland. No real bitterness or malt flavor. Probably cheap ingredients. Almost like it’s diluted.
Darkmagus82 (1898) - - OCT 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-22-14-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served an deep amber color with a one finger off white colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a moderate level of streaky on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer lighter overall with some aromas of toasted malt and a little bit of caramel sweetness. Along with these smells are some light earthy and grassy smells with just a hint of biscuit mixed within.
Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and toasted malt flavor with a lighter level of caramel sweetness. As the taste advances so too does the caramel increase in intensity, but it does so only temporarily, with it again fading a bit as the flavor advances more toward the finish of the taste. Once the caramel starts to dwindle some hop flavors of a more earthy and grassy nature come to the tongue. These remain relatively light overall, and when mixed with the bit of caramel sweetness and the rather toasted malt flavors of the brew, end up leaving a rather clean and crisp lightly roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both suit the flavor profile rather well, making for a very easy drinking brew that is rather refreshing overall, but yet still adequately stacked in flavor.
Overall – A rather easy drinking beer. Although a little light in the bitter department for a esb and in many ways more amber ale in nature in my opinion, it is decently flavorful and easy drinking none the less.
Beerdedone (2794) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours a deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, earth, and some nuttiness. Flavor was sweet with caramel, bread, earth, brown sugar and nuts.
callmemickey (3169) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colored body with a medium sized pale tan head and soapy lacing. Assertive caramel, toffee, light toasted white bread, and a dash of floral and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi-sweet throughout, just a hint of bitterness in the finish.
Tstamba (379) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at brewery. Good amber color with white head. Mostly malt on the nose and palate ... Reasonable effort...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BrewBoxer (2259) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours your classic red brown amber color. Tastes of carmel toffee and malt. Very flavorful but a little artificial sweetened tasting
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good punch of hops and a savory mouthfeel. Rich in fruit, with a balanced malt treatment. Slightly nutty. Decent finish. A good food pairing for shellfish, crab cake, burgers, you know -- picnic table food.