arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at APN 2013, orange-red pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of spice, herbal notes, hints of caramel, toffee, some biscuit and bread notes, slight touch of grass and orange in there as well. Taste is a mix of some biscuit, bread, slight spice, grass, into some caramel, toffee, hints of slight citrus, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Not bad.
vikingguy (885) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy rust color with quick diminishing head. English malts on the nose. Taste- English malts, crackers, spicy hops. Medium body, med bitterness, solid maltiness. A solid bitter and one I'd buy again.
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sic1314 (4703) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured medium amber with a huge frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and caramel malt. Medium, creamy smooth body, flavour of the aroma fairly well balanced.
asedzie (656) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with medium head. Aroma has mildly fruity hops, behind sweet malty aroma some very slight peaty notes., Flavor is really well balanced for an American ESB - initial caramel toastiness followed by a memorable combination of herbal and resinous hops. This is a really well thought out beer with just enough bitter dryness to cleanse the palate and just enough residual malt sugar and earthiness to keep one craving more. A very well done ESB.
Ericular (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unique, big in the middle. Earthy, lightly toasted malts with a laid back hop bill and dry in the aftertaste.
ElGaucho (2282) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a huge head that almost overflowed my tasting glass. Murky lovely orange with a huge, foamy off white head. Somewhat caramels aroma; with some hops at 2nd or 3rd whiff. Flavor has some saison qualities, which I don’t think are intentional. Pretty decent. A little hot initially. Thinking there may be some skunking going on. Improves as it warms and breathes. Very carbonated mouthfeel.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at the 2013 St. Paul Summer Beer Fest, Dark orange, aroma sweet malt, taste similar, very bubbly
jcnielsen (2442) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours an amber-red color with white head. Caramel, earthy, bitter flavors. Alright, nothing much.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@CBC-thin offwhite-copper. A-med malt-bready/toffee, spice. T-med malt-bready/toffee, spice-coriander, spice hop tingle.
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Moderate head. It was moderately hopped, too, with a mild earthiness and breadiness. But overall impression was really quite ’blah".