Tmoney99 (11824) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy hop and bitter malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
hopdog (9735) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Earthy, toast, some floral hops, and some spiciness.
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Zippy carbonation, good fruity esters, mild english hops, ttally not to style imo but a really nice beer.
shrubber85 (8836) - 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.
DrSilverworm (8355) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, from Party Town. Date on bottle reads 4/22/13. Mostly hazy darker orange-copper color. Thin off-white head. Nice, thicker ropes of lace. Medium body. Smooth, more crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Impressive, tropical citrus apricot hop flavors. Lightly spicy hop. Bigger bitter taste. Tasty, but kind of spicier, more bitter ESB.
deyholla (8028) - 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.
b3shine (6519) - Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at Arcadia in Kalamazoo. Looks good for the style; a transparent pale copper with foamy eggshell head. Smells mildly sweet and hoppy with a touch of grain. Tastes like it smells with mild fruity notes from the hops. Average on the palate. Not bad.
Pailhead (5588) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of toasty caramel, herbal notes, and fruit/grape. It pours a transparent amber with some sediment and a small off-white head that settles to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some spotty thing webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light/moderate fruit/grape, caramel, and a touch of brown sugar. The finish has light toasty notes with a touch of herbal hops. It’s light bodied with moderate-lively carbonation.
czar (5570) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours clear and bright golden orange with a nice creamy off-white head, good retention and lacing. orange and spicy earthiness, lots of fruity esters - berries, caramel and butter - nutty sweetness and toasted and sweet sourbread, brown sugar, english yeast, taste translates fruits to sour and almost rotten fruits, some metal. moderately low carboantion, light body - oily yet the finish seems more watery, assertive grassy-herbal-earthy-grapefruity finish. i enjoy my esbs cleaner and lighter sugar-wise. still.. more than decent esb - say an american interpretation..
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy amber-brown with a huge, light tan head.
Caramel/toffee aroma......some apricot?
Slight, leafy bitter...creamy, soft fruits...a bit of spice.