sic1314 (3217) - 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 (598) - 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 (603) - 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 (2201) - 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 (2055) - 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 (11079) - 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 (3668) - 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".
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at yespr.
Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dark chocolate.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, spices and dried fruits with notes of hops.
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw and hops, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.