ttoadee (616) - 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 (1811) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - 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 (553) - 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 (4106) - 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 (2432) - 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 (1977) - 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 wouldnít fill my fridge with it, but itís better than almost anything you can get in most bars.
coolpop (1395) - 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.
mmmbeer (1235) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent dulled copper color with orange hue, light carbonation, 2.5mm white head formed and tried to last awhile, very light lacing. Faint aroma of caramel malt with a fart worth of hops and toffee. Hits the mouth with a light medium body, malt has a firm presence, middle has a dulled sweetness to it, finish is a little drying yet crisp. May have been an old bottle, but Iím sure Iíll have it again down the line...
Bif (1392) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- Pours a nice copper color with a small head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of fresh grain with citrus and bit of malt sweetness mixed in. Has a mild malt sweetness & citrus taste with a nice bitterness and a quite dry finish. medium body, nice carbonation crisp & clean, very smooth. Very well balanced. Excellant ESB. Good any time any place.