fsquirrel29 (82) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Would I drink it if handed to me: Absolutely
Would I pay for this beer: Absolutely
Very good beer. Not a big fan of Arcadia beers, but I do like this one.
markas101 (2165) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Plum Market. Hazy pale amber. Caramel biscuit aroma. Balanced hop malt flavour, bready, then a hopped caramel finsih.
Ron (3270) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle after a run. Aroma of fruits and earthy woody English hops. A medium body and no detectable alcohol heat. Smooth and easy to drink but a bit heavier than I expected an ESB to be. Could not detect much hops in the flavor.
BrownALEx (382) - Portland, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty solid beer, not too flashy. A good beer to have more than one of. Taste is good with a nice malt backbone mixed with earthy hops. Probably wonít seek this one but if I run into again I know itís decent.
bigbish (649) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wrote down a score ages ago but ni5 any tasting notes. Recording for posterity. Good stuff.
thegreenrooster (3720) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a cloudy reddish with a average tan head. Aroma is those really nice English earthy malts and I also get a bit of grape must aroma. Flavor is another hit of earthy malt along with a fruity berry. Finish is thin but still a decent malt is left on the tongue. A bit too fruity for a traditional ESB but the earthy English maris otter malts are spot on.
arminjewell (9142) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, some diacetyl, hints of earth, slight spice. Taste was a mix of spice, yeast, touch of husky notes into butter,slight veggie, finishing bitter, spicy.
Cybercat (4426) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear, dark, almost brownish amber with a very thick and rather persistent frothy eggshell head. Strong, malty aroma has notes of caramel, cloves and hops. Flavor has a malty core and even more cloves and hops, plus earthy and caramel undertones for a well-rounded flavor; bitterness gets your attention but isnít pushy. Mouthfeel has average body and fizz, while finish adds a fruity tone to the flavor. Follow this trail to some good beer.
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.75 A: Lightly hazed dark orange color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average or a touch better and a short ring of lacing is left.
3.75 S: Toasty, grainy malts to start things off. Plentiful caramel with hints of toffee. Just a faint touch of yeastiness. Simple, yet so very pleasant.
3.75 T: Taste mirrors the nose. Toastiness is the foremost flavor. Graininess, a few layers of caramel, and toffee follow. Again just a touch of bready yeastiness.
3.75 M: Medium body. Mild chewiness from the yeast. Good creaminess. Solid here.
3.75 D: A well rounded beer for sure. Not a ton of complexity, but the flavors are in perfect proportion.
DavoleBomb, Jul 10, 2013
Bif (1830) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color, with fair head that fades slowly. Aroma of malt, some dark fruit and hint of hops. Taste of malt, dark fruit and bit of spice. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth w itís a nice malt feel. Nice beer that goes down easy.
Elnaer (11) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
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!