illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Brewpub. Pours translucent copper amber with a nice off white head. No discernible aromas. Flavor caramel malts and nuts that is countered by a spicy herbal bitterness. Finish is semi-dry with some hints of tea. Needs more sweetness for me. My least favorite of the lineup.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub. Brown/amber color with a 1+ finger off-white head. Aroma was mild malts, some earthy notes. Flavor was much the same, with the hops coming through adding a nice sense of bitterness. Balanced and quite drinkable.
clueo (168) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great looking and sweet smelling with a nice finish. A nice beer which is easy to drink, but there are other Beth Brews I prefer.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma was lightly earthy with a grassy presence and a light caramel note which presented as slightly toasty. The beer arived amber with an off-white frothy low head which laced the glass. The flavor was malty and nutty with a lightly acidic nature. The tartness was not especially welcomed, but the earthy and light grassy flavors were nice. The beer had a medium body and a somewhat low level of carbonation. The finish was dry with a lasting grainy aftertaste which was not that stellar. Skip it. Pint at BBW.
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampled at brewery. Pours a deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma of light caramel and malts. Flavor was light sweet malts and caramel with a hoppy finish.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2007
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(draft, Bethlehem) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is minimal, trace of caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some peach, floral. Light-medium body.
3fourths (9059) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Bethlehem brewery. Nearly perfectly clear with a burnt dark amber colored body and a burnt reddish purple (in low light) layer of cask-like foam with large bubbles floating on top, speckled. Faint nose of buttered toast and slightly sweet berries. More sweet berries and cedar wood tasted, some nuts and pine and burnt white bread toast as well. Sweet and moderately hoppy, I could see drinking a few of these.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear amber color. Light malty roasted aroma. The taste was the same but thin and fizzy on the palate.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap at the brewery. Deep amber with a great hopped flavor and a deep head. This has a great bittnerness that we all love!
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad bitter on draft at the restaurant. The taste was like most other ESBs in that the dryness and bitterness were upfront, but in the background was a little bread like finish.