JohnGalt1 (1672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/2" white head.. only a little lacing.. atop a slightly hazy orange copper colored brew.
English hops dominate the nose with an above average yeasty fruitiness. Toasted pale and caramel malts are also very evident.
Flavor is assertive... low carbonation with good mouthfeel... good bitter backbone and spicy/earthy hop flavors with fruit yeast notes and a touch of diacetyl.. Very balanced.
slowrunner77 (10244) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"not bad. poors a dark amberish color...thin white cap. well balanced aroma and flavor. a little caramel and nutty, with a little bit of floral and earthy hops. slightly bitter finish."
ttoadee (1297) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour, white head. Nose is lightly kilned malts, earthy hops. Bitter. Middle is blend of biscuits and citrus hops. Finish is hop bitterness that lingers on the nose and tongue. This one is good but seems a bit unbalanced somehow.
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This is a great ESB - this may be marked up a bit as it is really pushing the boundaries of a bitter.
Bricktop86 (792) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 A nice beer. I would compare it to a pale ale. Easy to drink and decently priced
reebtogi (5754) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that settles down to some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and earthy hops. Taste is light caramel sweetness with a pleasing earthy hop bitterness. Light to medium body with adequate carbonation. An enjoyable English style bitter which I sampled while camping outside of Portland, Oregon.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle 6/13/10). Cloudy amber color. Small off white head. Moderate bready malt aroma, with light hops. Moderate bitter flavor, with light sweet malt. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours a light shade of amber with a soapy white foam head on it. Has a slight haze as well. Aroma of crisp grassy hops, crackers and mild citrus. Nice malt backbone includes some caramel and toffee with a steady hop presence that is very well balanced. Toasted bread, lemon and some toffee in the finish. Clean taste and very sessionable. Nice body and average carbonation level. A solid ESB!
rougeau13 (2630) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber, almost no head. Aroma of toffee, biscuit, earthiness, caramel, salt water, and a sense of Belgian yeast. Taste is very caramel dominant, mostly sweet, but with a distinguishable hop presence. Crisp and medium bodied. Not bad stuff.I wouldn’t fill my fridge with it, but it’s better than almost anything you can get in most bars.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a golden amber with a medium off white head. Wonderful biscuity malt and floral, earthy hops aroma (love those Goldings). Flavor is well balanced. Hops are assertive but are flavorful, not bitter. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very well done. Wish this was available where I live.