dlovell2 (460) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the biergarden. Amber with white head. Malty hoppy Aroma. Malty grain flavor with hop finish.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Near clear, mahogany-hued body with a slim coating of white suds.
Smell: An earthy spiciness yields to sweet-scented caramel-coated toast and a low hint of fruitiness.
Taste: A mixture tasting of pale, caramel, and altogether toasty Munich malts. Sweetish in the fore. Nicely timed pop of fruitiness, and spicy, floral, lightly citrusy hops. Lightly bitterness. Fairly drying, but still malty and just a bit sweet at the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not bad! A decently drinkable ESB rendition.
DrinkEmUpJones (1054) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with good lacing. Full aromas of bread & grain. Palate is a little thin, light on hops no real flavor character. Not bad but not great.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Copper pour - light haze. Malty mineral aroma. Flavor is sweet with caramel malt. Balanced bitterness in the finish that is lightly herbal and earthy.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A cloudy brown pour with an off white head. Scent is sweet malt, and light floral notes. Taste is sweet toasted malts with a light bitter finish.
decaturstevo (4413) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of sweet malt, perumy floral hops. Sweet toasted malt, metallic hops, with a decent bitter. Watery with medium carbonation. Good beer.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Off-white head atop clear dark amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, strong crystal malt presence, caramel, orange. Light-medium body, low carbonation, low acidity.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ancient backlog. Aroma of raspberry, other sweet red fruits, nougat, caramel malt, toffee chips, marzipan, some plum-ish fruits, overall malty, fruity, desserty. Flavor predominantly sweet malty with an edge of tartness; tangy sweet with popping fruit and juicy malt. Very drinkable despite all the sweetness, didn’t seem particularly sugary to me. Tasty stuff.
unclemattie (3900) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Asheville Pizza.
Medium copper color. Smooth aroma of simple malt. A nice ale. Flavor is light malt. Smooth, creamy. Very light bodied. Extremely sessionable.
27 Oct 09
Elwood (2899) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Hazy, deep amber with a froathy, white head. Left great lacing.
Aroma: Very light nose that on first inspection makes me think this is dry hopped. A little earthy grass note along with light caramel and cracker notes from the malt.
Taste: Caramel, bready, some earthiness, and a mild hop bitterness that is a little floral and grassy. Nothing truly amazing here.
Palate: Medium-low carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. Short finish.
Overall: Okay, but not all that memorable.