BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with a medium sized chunky head. Smells of pear and spice. Mild bitterness with a short finish. Spice, and some fruit. Long, dry finish.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Musty hoppy nothingness to the aroma. Pedestrian amber colour. Thereís a creamy caramel taste to it that lends itself to a good malt/hop balance, but the earthy grass tone means itís a bit off. Passable but certainly not a top ESB.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nut brown with a foamy off-white head. Aromas of hops and vanilla. Sweet flavor, then bitter with vanilla notes. Watery palate.
brberry (16) - USA - OCT 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
relatively odorless, week pour, almost no head. flavor is a little lacking, decent hope taste, almost no malts, generally a poor offering.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a very big white head. Aroma of caramel and a bit of spice. Hops, a bit of a citrus undertone, some malt backing that stays sweet after beginning a little bitter. A hint of soap. OK, but nothing to go searching for.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear, amber color, a gilded peach, under a massive mess of creamy froth, leaving lace...aroma, a bit sour, citric, musty, at first (a surprise), loaded with lemon and orange, with hints of ginger, and pepper, unusual, arousing, ...
Smooth on the tongue, easy off the palate, and perhaps a bit thinnish, ultimately. Hoppy, citric character bounces a bit in the mouth, but itís stay is short, and the rest of the drink is pleasant, but bland. That may be the point, actually, but it doesnít work for me.
Yeah, donít listen to me, itís a fine ale...sweet, and bitter, citric, and smooth...quite a nice little brew...go knock ourselves out...
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium orange with an OK head. Faint aroma, slight earth. Flavor is balanced malt and hop, but nothing stands out with this bitter. Some slight buttery note when it hit room temperature. Carbonation bit a bit. Not impressed.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a deep amber color with a thin white head that laced the glass nicely for the duration. Has an earthy, malty aroma with a hint of grassiness. Creamy mouth-fill. A mild yet bitter malt taste with an underlying touch of sweetness. Slighty bitter finish. A comfortable drink.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured nice amber orange with rocky white head...smells of bread dough, grass, caramel...tastes mildly bitter with sweetness of molasses and caramel...a little chewey...finish is grassy and bitter...good one...
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buttery, cookie aroma. Amber color, beige head, very nice lace. Sweet, creamy start, well hopped, little roasted, caramel, grass, dry finish.