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 (622) - Poway, California, 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 (5208) - 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 (3040) - 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 (1304) - 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 (1870) - 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.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is a hazy amber with a half inch of white head. Nose is malts, trisquits, caramel, and hard water. Taste is the same, but there is an odd symbiotic relationship between the caramel smoothness and hard water bitter. I would not have guessed this to be enjoyable, but it is not too bad. It is also quite sessionable!
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lightly hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is earthy malt and floral hops. Flavor is light malt and a good bit of hop. Easy to drink.
tgncc (2508) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Earthy, biscuity aroma. Some butter in there too. The appearance is an amber color, white head, true to the style. The flavor follows the aroma, malty, earthy, biscuit, and piney hops. The finish is dominated by the piney hops, and the medium, smooth, light carbonation. Decent overall. I think the biscuit and butter thing in this beer might be inadvertant, but it works.