Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: This beer isnít amber at all! Itís like reddish orange. Nice head too it. I was very impressed when pouring this beer, perhaps partly due to low expectations for an appearance
S: Smells surprisingly hoppy.
T: Definitely more hoppy than what I was expecting but Iím not complaining. A very wet mouthfeel (this makes sense right?) really compliments the high hop content. A kick of malt in the finish, which is very smooth. Really great taste, and for the style, an amazing taste. Some slight citrus notes.
P: Medium body and very wet on the palate. Carbonation is a little aggressive but not too bad.
Overall this is a great beer. I picked it up solely because it had a fish on it, and I was not disappointed. Probably the most solid amber ale Iíve ever had.
Iansr (10) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very bitter Amber beer, not my favorite by any means. Would definitely not have again but worth trying
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Ttheilen (361) - USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
oldrtybastrd (4886) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice hazy orange. Aromas of caramel, hint of fruit and hops. Nice creamy malt taste with a nice hop bitterness.
Wolfenkopf (187) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is pretty active. Itís like malt and hops, but thereís a sweet fruit note in there, too. Oranges? Apricots? The head leaves much behind on the glass. The brew is a little darker amber than most ambers. The taste is quite alive with hops, orange peels, and grapefruit. Very vibrant and enjoyable. The palate is well treated. The carbonation doesnít slap you around and the aftertaste is minimal. This is a fantastic session brew.
rdixon77 (2014) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid amberÖor ESB-thing. Murky amber colored. Malt sweetness hits upfront but has a nice sharp bitter finish. Balanced between the two. Good stuff.
Samtzu (59) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Pours a deep amber with little head. Malty nose with a slight yeast addition. Strong mouth feel with vibrant malt notes and fruity aftertaste.
puboflyons (2902) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Copper, amber, heady pour. Rich malt and caramel sweetness on the nose. Medium to above medium body. Bold malt sweetness in the taste with a mild bitterness to finish it off. True to the ESB style.
rumproasts (4716) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with one finger head. medium caramel malt with some crystal malt as well. moderate hops with light citrus and earthiness. American hopped ESB done up pretty well.
konungen (377) - - JAN 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schysst öl med en bra söt maltig smak med lite karamell och en lagom humlebeska. Lagom mängd kolsyra, trevlig och lätt att dricka! Inget som sticker ut utan en välgjord bra öl helt enkelt.
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Holtguy (152) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíd say the official deScription is spot on. Pours slightly hazy copper, aroma is mild malt to almost nonexistent. Flavor is English ESB up front, a little sweet, rich malty flavor, that progresses into the American hop presence. Mild bitterness and somewhat dry mouthfeel to finish, balanced nicely with the malt. Iíve never had Madeira, so canít say I noticed hints of that. Very good.