coachd (108) - Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells bready, malty, a little weak. Dark copper color with an enormous white head. Tastes hoppy like a pale ale without the bitter aftertaste. Good slick palate. Enjoyable, not bitter like the title suggests.
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper / orange body, mild haze, thin ringlet of off-white head. Aromas of fruity malt, a hint of spice, bready alcohol. Mild sweetness, pretty smooth on the palate, finishing with a delicate bitterness. Dry finish with lingering herbal tea notes. Pretty good.
boozedude (1827) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle into glass, shared with lamont , club w.. thin white hea, malty apricot aroma, and taste, good esb yo!
Zymurgeist2 (1030) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt with slight melonoidin and faint fruit. Orange with off white head. Taste of bright fruit followed by dry malt. A little oxidized.
JMerritt (1806) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Persimmon in color with a straight white head that is very frosty and long lasting. Moderate grains (wheat, rye) in the nose with some subtle dried nectarine and cookie malts - clean but not overly pungent. Moderately bitter taste, a bit astringent and medicinal, with leafy hops and orange zest highlights. A bit of white pepper in the finish.
phaleslu (6551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from foppa78- thanks again, Mat! Pours a clear orange-gold with a finger of off-whtie head that leaves some thin lace streaks and settles unevenly. Aroma of grass, straw, biscuit, earth, and mild spice. Flavor of grass, leaves, biscuit, tea, and not much else. Not much flavor in total, actually, but some bitterness on the back end. Light-bodied, with modest carbonation and a thin, smooth, earthy mouthfeel. Not much to it, but drinks nice and easy.
shrubber85 (7644) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Toffee malt and light hay/pepper aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet sugary toffee malt and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Not bad.
Patrickctenchi (3703) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bubbly, bright orange-amber with a tall, fluffy beige head.
Toffee/caramel malt, light fruit aroma.
Taste is mild.....malty grains...very pleasant, light bittering.
nuplastikk (4434) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Huh, an ESB that sort of tastes like an ESB from the UK. Bitter and tasty, clean golden malt body. A pretty great session beer. Not sticky or dark caramel like most. Pretty straightforward, easy going.
ads135 (2966) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent ESB. Orangish gold, medium bodied, with a mild hay and sweet bread flavor.
RussianDragon (483) - - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle given to me by Boulevard guys at Surly, thanks so much! Pours a clear bronze orange with active carbonation rising from the base of the glass long after itís poured. Foamy white head fades to thick wisp across the meniscus and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and light hop presence. Flavor is mild and malty, with a pleasant English ale hoppiness that is understated. Alcohol is well-masked, and this beer gains complexity as it warms. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, malty finish.