hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2003
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very attractive crystal clear amber colored ale. Slight hop aroma. Very subtle light bodied ale. Carmel malt flavor with a light hop follow through. A very smooth beer but a bit to subtle for my taste.
rondphoto (1435) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Jungle Jims / Eastgate OH --- Hazy dark reddish orange with a quick to settle 1" off-white head, splotches of lace. Taste is way out of the ordinary - starts with nutty malt, adds fizz and bitters midway through the palate, then becomes dry and chalky, taking on the taste of unsweetened ice tea. I would never blind taste this as an ESB. I expected more from Alesmith (where all of the brews are supposed to be outstanding).
Brouwerij (838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark copper with white head, settles quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, nutty, toasted, mild vegetal, light hops. Taste is big nutty, toffee, sweet malt. Caramelized sugar, with a nutty finish, slight fruitiness. Mild hop bitterness, subtle and pleasant. Drinkable and enjoyable. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and crisp texture.
TheHOFF43 (1603) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Alesmith. Pours a dirty orange with tons of caramel on the nose and tongue. Smooth, balanced but lacking anything great.
ARH (105) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap into a 4oz shaker. This starts with very mild aromas of caramel as well as some light berry notes and a light floral note, but nothing very strong. It pours a clear honey orange color with a light orange head that retains well, but leaves no lace. The taste is medium-light bitter with a light sweetness. It’s a light bodied beer with a smooth, slick texture and a soft carbonation. It finishes mostly malty with a clean finish.
Beerhunter111 (2776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.
AR (981) - Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-brown appearance with a large head. Strong aroma of caramel. The flavor is also predominately caramel, smooth and easy drinking.
maxwelldeux (2902) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is quite malt forward, with a little bit of caramel and toasting in there. I also get some earthiness in there, as well. Taste is a bit odd - slightly bitter up front, but finishes with what seems like a slightly sweetened iced tea. Not bad, but not something I would seek out again.
Awktoberfest (243) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite good! Beautiful color... Seriously a absolute perfect pub beer...so easy to drink with almost abut of fruitiness in addition to its commercial description... So good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
harrymel (1432) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes verbatim on 11/5/10
A: Deep cherry brown with low visibility. Low cream atop as a fine foam.
S: Nice. Vanilla, cara pils, honey. Very ESB.
T: Good early bitter hops. Nice roasty flavor at end. I like.
M: Thicker than I had anticipated for an ESB, but not bad. Fine lively carbonation.
D: Good beer if was served around here I would drink.
Serving type: bottle
RespertFTW (446) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clean ruby amber with big head. Malt and hop aroma. Butterscotch and caramel malt taste. Clean and smooth.
-- rated with beerbasher