Elnaer (8) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I honestly have limited experience with ESBís. They are relatively new to me. That being said, this is a tasty beer (isnít that the real goal here). Itís not bitter like an IPA...instead itís a little sour with a touch of fruity bitter, like an orange peel or to a lesser extent, a lime. Itís very tasty and a nice change of pace for someone who prefers Stouts and Porters...for whatever thatís worth. Cheers!
alexanderj (3350) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured a dark orange to amber with a huge frothy head. Aroma of prange, toffee, chalk and herbs. A balanced beer; some toffee, earth, fruit; a touch of sweetness and bitterness.
edwardbass (589) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A giant white head - filled more than 80% of the glass even with a gentle pour. Tastes sour instead of bitter, not enough malt. Some hops sort of come through. Oh well.
paintedmaple (476) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a massive pillowy head that lasts a long time. Really well balanced with fruity esters, sweet malt, and earthy hops. Excellent session beer.
Tessic (917) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This ale poured a medium amber colour with a nice, white head. Little lacing. Scents include ripe fruit and a little vinegar. First swig was a little off with flavours of tea, light vinegar and hops. Finish is not nice with strange off flavour. Strong hop bitterness that doesn't seem to match a hop flavour.
deyholla (7374) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a lot of grass notes with some light grain and just a hint of pine coming through. Flavor has bitter pine up front that mellows in to a grass and light grain finish.
cheap (4351) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a bottle this has a big volatile sweet aroma. How could they say this is a session brew at 6%, more than most other esb. Yes, taste is like a cross between a esb and an ipa. What gives? Quite hoppy in a weird kind of way. So much so that it leaves a bitter medicinal aftertaste on the sides of your tongue after each swig. Not nearly as good as the refined Wychwood Hobgoblin or Wells Bombardier. Surprised its even in the same style considering the IPA or strong apa attitude. Yes needs a few manners. Nice motorcycle on the label dude.
Strangebrewer (938) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear red amber with a frothy beige head. Caramel malt aroma with a tartness to it. Medium body, warming mouthfeel that finishes a bit astringent. Flavour of toasty malts, a little smoke, bitter citrus peel.
shrubber85 (8244) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and pepper aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet toffee malt and lightly bitter herbal pepper flavor. Very pleasant.
jsmerig (1304) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy reddish amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma of grape, earth and musty malt. Taste is lightly sweet up front followed by a tart drying bitterness that quickly overtakes the malt. A little dry for my tastes but certainly engiish.
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