maley1 (1116) - Calgary, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, apricot and faint hops. Taste of malts, caramel and faint hops. Medium bodied and low carbonation. Nothing really bitter about this one, tasty but almost seemed like it was flat.
VertBaconStrips (2310) - Blerkablerka, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lazy review. Caramel, apricot, light earth, nose. Mooth - quite bitter. Same taste as aroma. A bit tangy. Enjoyable but a bit dull. Pathetic review.
DuffMan (9499) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Lake Bonavista location. Medium amber brown, low off white head. Earthy caramel profile, simple but nice enough. Easy drinker.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Dark copper. Malt and hop aroma. Was not especially bitter but that might be because hockey is back so maybe the bitterness has faded. A nice North American ESB. Malty with nice but no super strong hops.
reebtogi (5594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at the Oliver Square location in Edmonton pours a golden color with a finger of white head that settled to reveal some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild grass and light caramel and some herbal notes. Taste is a herbal bitterness with a light caramel malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. A little different than most ESB’s that I have sampled, seemed to me to be more herbal, where most are citrus and grassy.