RedSox2004 (1047) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange/gold with a bright white fluffy head and nice sticky lace. Biscuity malt aromas with a touch of citrus. Caramel and biscuity malt flavors, slight floral hops presence that grows to a cutting bitterness. Medium body, lively carbonation, sticky mouthfeel and a crisp finish.
Niko100 (1670) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt/yeast, dusty hops, & caramel; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, light fruit, and some citrus; Finish is dry and slightly bitter; Pretty decent ESB.
WVHouseofBeer (719) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice malty aromas consisting of caramel, toasted malt and herbs. Flavors were good but not as strong as the aromas and were a bit more hoppy. Pours a beautiful amber color with a relatively small white head that left some lacing. Mouthfeel was a bit thin with a moderatly bitter finish. Overall an excellent and hoppy ESB.
KansaiBeerLvrs (880) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at Antenna America. It poured a cloudy amber color with an off-white head. It has a nice mild hop aroma, a nice malty taste and a bitter hop finish. Very good.
jackfrost9p (193) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice, enjoyable beer. Strong grassy, caramel and hop notes, balanced with a slight malt presence. Smooth beer with nice color and lacing.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Antenna America. Malty English nose, earthy, grassy, hops. Light amber color with lace. Light malty sweetness, relaxed citrus hops. Low-key but nice.
annunz123 (743) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, nuts, and spice in the aroma. Flavor is flowery and mildly bitter, with a sweet aftertaste. Smells better than it tastes, but still not bad.
Stevesie (264) - - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pale hazy gold. Slight head. Good lacing. Smooth, slightly malty. Unique for an ESB. Good.
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - Pours a brilliant clear peachy brown. Slightly tan head.
S - Bready malt with a touch of cinnamon, caramel and toffee. Smells kind of like a cinnamon roll.
T - Herbal hops start it off with an assertive bite and add some earthiness. Slightly buttery toffee malt. The hops are pretty aggressive.
It had some metallic notes at the beginning but faded. The herbal hops lowered the drinkability for me.
Serving type: bottle
EdInSaltLake (435) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2013 8/30/13: Caramel malt aroma; subtle herbal hops. Caramel malt, sweet, bread crust malt flavor. Herbal/spicy. Cherry-ish fruit. Crystal malt flavor is strong in finish/aftertaste. Also a moderate bittter aftertaste.
Sweet/light caramel, with some subtle biscuit. Floral/herbal character--which smells better than it tastes. Flavor has a little alcohol. Weird bitter aftertaste.