TheHOFF43 (1612) - Bloomington, 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..
piscator34 (1883) - 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 (4230) - 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 (5472) - 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 (1457) - 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 (38) - - 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 (5443) - 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.