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 didnít 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 ESBís to be a little bit more complex-but I really donít 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
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
14íer E.S.B. Ale--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--35 IBUís.? (3.75 / 5.0) Arctic Liquor Beer of the Month Club Selection July, 2005. Lacy head. Hazy bright dark orange gold color. Mild toasted floral hop ester front. Crisp tangy earthy citrus caramel mild bisquit fruit body. Dry sweet clean citrus bitter hoppy end. Sampled 7/1/2005.
skmikeg (1318) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a golden orange with a small white head that fades to moderate laciing, aroma is of baked bread, carmel, and some floral hops. flavor is of baked bread, carmal malt, piney hops, and some floral hobs. has medium moutfeel with a bitter, dry finnish. overall, a deccent ESB.
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Catskeller, served in a Unibroue tulip. This was a pretty normal looking brew, but that glass makes everything look better. Clear gold with an inch thick eggshell white head and a lot of carbonation visible initially. Aroma of hops, straw, nectar, citrus, and grass. Flavor of straw, grassy hops, yeast, and orange (but a dry, stale orange). Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a super quick and dry finish, almost like itís being sucked off the palate. A weird dry flash off the tongue. Iím not entirely sure what to make of this, but interesting and easily sessionable.
beernovice39 (3267) - Montana, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour white tiny white head. Looks like this has alot of "floaties" in it. Bready up front light bitter on back....eh not bad i guess.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours haze golden yellow with a thin off-white head. Aroma is primarily of citrusy hops. More of that in the flavor, plus some bisquity malt. Piney hops come out in the finish. The beer is somewhat creamy, almost buttery on the tongue. A very tasty, nicely balanced beer.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Sample Date: 9/19/2009 Source:Other) Pint at Caliente. Light grassy earthy hops in aroma. Clear orange amber with small white head. Citrusy grassy hop flavor over moderate caramel maltiness. Medium finish with moderate bitterness.
Slipstream (2227) - USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
All right! Here is a cause for celebration - a beer from one of my fave brewers that I have not seen before. Very fine aroma - rich and sweet with hop scents. Nice label, sheet lace on the glass. The flavor is unusually and enjoyably sweet for a bitter, but the herby, clean hops still have their say. Another high ranking release from Avery.