BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour with a wispy white head. Nose is mostly bread with slight pine. Nice pine hop flavor with citrus, yeast, and a dry hoppy finish (but malt balanced). Noticeable carbonation. Good beer.
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: cloudy amber with very little white lacing.
T: slightly sweet, malty with very little hop flavor.
P: smooth with a well carbonated finish.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slighly hazy pumpkin orange color with a small beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, slight citrus, and pine. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, and butter. Finish is roasty malt and some bitter pine. Pretty smooth and easy-drinking. Good.
lmnop (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Oz. Pours a hazed goldish copper with medium head that sticks to the side making good lacing. Aroma of bready or hay malts and herbal grassy hops. Flavor is really nice in this beer an escalating bitterness smooths into a calm sweeting from the malts. Finish is light and crisp with a nice bitter tone that clings to the palate. Overall a very decent easy drinking beer.
keith0718 (316) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
NOT bitter AT ALL. I’m not sure why they call this an ESB. However, the beer is good. Tastes like 50/50 pale ale and wheat beer. Light and very drinkable.
jtclockwork (6218) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light beer. Cloudy amberish pour. Nose and taste of citrus, flowers and light malts. Rated 4/16/03
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A-Pours a hazy rusty shade of amber with a giant, thick, frothy, off-white head that seems to refuse to settle. When finally settled a thick collar is left behind along with plenty of lacing.
S- Well I stuck my nose in the beer and still didn’t pick up much. Very faint smell of sweet caramel malt.
T- Good dose of herbal hops upfront. Malt backbone is weak in the beginning. Finish starts with a herbal hop/malt balance but gives way to a sweet bready caramel malt. Caramel malt lingers with a faint taste of herbal hops on the back of the palate.
P- Body has medium to heavy thickness and medium carbonation.
O- This is a decent and quite drinkable brew. I like my ESB’s to be a little bit more complex-but I really don’t find anything wrong with this brew. I will probably have this again in the future.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-24-2007 15:11:22
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden color. Moderate white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is light citrus hops and toasted bread. Flavor is biscuity, nicely balanced with a hint of caramel sweetness, spice and floral hops. Medium mouthfeel and nice clean finish. A very nice session beer.
KYbrewgal (45) - Kentucky, USA - APR 15, 2010
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
low malt with a bit of a dry finish, lots of yeast in the bottle. tastes like US hops