TheHOFF43 (1672) - 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..
islay (888) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz. can. Scents of cracker, minerals, biscuit, shortbread cookie, canned peaches, and caramel. Pours a mostly clear, dull copper with perhaps a slight haze. Moderate effervescence. Moderate amount of light taupe head. Nice color to the liquid and nice shade of cream in the head. Flavors of toffee, brown sugar, caramel, cream, lime, minerals, dirt, and cookie. Really quite tasty. Burnt sugar aftertaste. Soft and insubstantial in the palate. I am being a tough rater, but this is an enjoyable and likable though subtle (in the sense of being the opposite of overwhelming) brew and a very good ESB. This is probably my favorite of the half dozen or so Bent Paddle beers I have sampled thus far.
piscator34 (1888) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Amber in colour with moderate carbonation. Clean pale malt and restrained orchard fruit are the dominant aromas. Flavor wise, there’s a good balance of orchard and sweet citrus fruits, herbal hops, and toffee. Medium bodied with a solid level of bitterness. Definitely less sweet or fruity than a lot of ESBs, which is to its benefit. Very nice overall.
JK (4283) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Republic. Lots of malt and some sugar hops are there. Nice palate and dry finish.
douglas88 (5554) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can thanks to Kyle. Pours a dark amber color with a medium white head. A sweet nose of toffee, yeast and some light fruit. The flavor is medium toasted malts, nutty, coffee, sweet brown sugars, mellow fruit. Drinkable.
mikem409 (1461) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
can from thehoff. pours hazy rust with a fantastic off white head very fluffy. malty aroma honey biscuit. hoppy crisp and bitter taste some nice caramel.
redbeard3 (57) - - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Although this has a bigger malt backbone than most traditional ESB’s it is still a enjoyable example of the style. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Nice beer overall but not my favorite Bent Paddle offering so far.
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Winterfest. Hazy amber pour with a spotty white head. Toasted malts and citrus in this. Easy drinker, pretty good.