TheHOFF43 (1805) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bent Paddle does it again. Pours a hazy amber with cool spotted head. Lots of citrus on the nose, nice malt backbone, could slay a 6er of this no problem..
ljthiessen (910) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro at Acadia in Minneapolis. A decent ESB, light caramel and biscuit notes. Not sure how much of this was the nitro, but was very light bodied, almost watery.
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a clear amber body with a one finger frothy off-white head. The nose is lightly floral hops, light caramel, some crystal malt, and a little huskiness. The flavor is pretty standard for the style, lightly sweet and a bit husky with just a hint of bitterness on the finish. Light and easy drinking with soft minimal carbonation. Not the most exciting of beers, but that’s about what you get with the style.
portableparty (2248) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can. Pours copper with a frothy soapy off white khaki head that fades to a soapy film and subtle lacing. Aroma is mild spice and bitterness with nice caramel malt little vanilla nuts and roastiness. Taste is soft toffee and caramel roasted malt faint bitter hops showing and soft spice. Palate is medium light creaminess. Really like!
Sammy (10017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Minimally hoppy beer, on tap at The Happy Gnome. OK drinkability. Lighter than average mouthfeel. Just OK.
BarleyFife (9) - - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ESB from the north country. A nice break from IPA world, this ESB is well hopped but not out of sync with its English roots.
eruizgarcia (270) - - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pleasant and well balanced. Easy to drink and good in any occasion. Mild roasty malt aroma. Can be refreshing yet work fireside.
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Atom (1915) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at bent paddle taproom, pours a clear copper with a medium khaki head. Dry caramel and toffee malt aroma. Light citrus hop and bitterness into dry caramel and toffee malt. Pleasent and drinkable.
Obfuscate (337) - Minneapolis, - FEB 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2015 Copper in color with off white/light khaki head. Drinks easy enough and I like to try local beers. OK. Edit: had this again and really enjoyed it. Maybe time of year? Light hops, good balance, very drinkable.
edgallow (3084) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, roast, grain, earth, and hint of citrus. Taste is grains and some hoppy bitterness.
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can, thanks to Bacterial. Pours a clear dark copper with creamy white head, good retention. Aroma of bread, damp leaves, acrid caramel, decay. I confess to not being a regular ESB drinker, but this smells off to me. Taste (sweet, deep caramel, mild bitterness) isn’t wholly unpleasant, but doesn’t completely escape the nose. Palate: medium body, aggressive carbonation. Overall: I’ll give this one another go on draft next time I’m in MN.