archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2003
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
esb have never been my cup of tea to me they always taste like coffee and they are way to dark
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a frothy white head the quickly dissipates. Translucent amber. Malty,but lacking the sulfur, it has all the right malt and hops. Good ESB, Thanks Loweredsixth
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cherry amber with a small off-white head. Initial aroma is citrus(orange/grapefruit) that gives way to a fuggle hop aroma, caramel malts. A caramel taste with a musty hop, dry finish. A very good ESB.
argo0 (11914) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft) Clear copper with small tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is earthy and mild sweet. Taste is earthy bitter, hint of floral. Nice earthy bitter finish. Light/medium body.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin, off-white head that does not linger long. The beer has a deep, clear, ruby red color and a wonderful aroma of piney hops with just a bit of malty sweetness and a hint of caramel. Medium to full body with light carboantion, the mouthfeel is smooth and creamy right through to the finish. The flavor is malty up front with a touch of caramel and the finish is long and slightly bitter from the hops. Well balanced and very drinkable, this is very nice ESB.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper color,small tight tan head that had a decent staying power.Mild malt aroma with a light citrus hint and decent hop presence.The taste is mildly fruity at first then it changes to a semi-bitter hops taste,lightly spicy,with the after taste being mostly grapefruit and hops.Definately a good brew and very drinkable with just the right amount of everything IMO.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty glowing ruby/brown color with a nice beige head. The aroma was full of hops...citrus and floral tones...with some burnt caramel. The flavor was more sweet...caramel and malt. Crisp, clean feel with a semi-dry finish. Very enjoyable session beer.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I could certainly put a lot of this stuff down. Doughy/piney aroma with apricots. Beautiful appearance, nice finish. A bit of smokiness...this has it all. Could be my new go-to beer?
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
citrus hop aroma, beautifully amber, watery and grainy with a slight hop bite
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light garnet red in appearance with moderate cap of foam. Nose is not too pronounced; malty, nutty. Flavors are balances well, with some lactic taste, caramel, some nuttiness. Restrained overall and a less British approach to a bitter. Bitterness is evident in finish.