krautdog (15) - GimmelstŁmph, GERMANY - APR 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at the brewpub, served in an imperial pint glass. It was very drinkable, a solid ESB in the British style.
Gregis (1276) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler draft at the brewpub. Pours a deep iced tea brown with a creamy beige head that reduces to a lasting thin skin. Nice creamy lacing. The aroma is of nutty malt and lightly fruity hops. Light-bodied and slick with a tight, hoppy, bitter finish. Lightly nutty malt with a faint caramel backing and a fruity hop conclusion. A very solid ESB, and one of my favorites of the evening. 10/14/07
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear dark amber, lasting fine dirty white head, lots of lace,
light malt aroma with light earthy hops,
rich malt flavor, nice lasting bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the Brew pub: Pours a clear ruddy copper color with an off white head. Aroma, yeast, earthy hops and caramel. Flavor, caramel, nutty, earthy with a medium carbonation and some bitterness on the finish. Pretty solid.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Bob, Michelle, and mostly my baby Jana for the 12th annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival today! On tap @ the fest. Nose of dried fruit & flowers. The brew is clear copper. The quickly diminishing creamy off white head leaves light lace. The very floral flavor is well balanced and has a light acidity. The finish is long and bitter. The medium body is creamy & soft. The finish feels dry.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on draft at the pub. Very sweet and malty, followed by a slight hop finish. I wasnt expecting to like this being a bit anti hop as I am, but this was actually pretty good and very drinkable!
marvelred21 (6) - USA - JUL 15, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brew pub. This beer pours a dark hazy brown allmost copper like with an good off-white head. The aroma is strong with hops and sweet malts. The flavor was just that and more. Hopey but off set with sweet malts and a hint of a tart fruit. It goes down smooth and creamy with a slight bitter finish. A very good Bitter beer.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark hazy copper with a tightly packed off-white head that leaves webs of lace on the sides of the glass. One of the nicest ESB pours Iíve seen. Aroma is somewhat faint but hints at the sharp hops and sweet malts that lie ahead in the sip. And sure enough, thatís what the sip reveals, though the hops take the driverís seat as the malt, while there, takes a back seat and simply serves to temper the hops a bit. Solid, smooth creamy palate. Yep, this is quite an ESB.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pint glass was filled with a hazy light chestnut ale capped by a short-lived head. The aroma is a rich malt with apples and a mild earthiness. The fruity malt sweetness is a good support for the herbal earthy bitterness of the hops that take over the flavor and last long into the finish. Pretty nice.
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DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler at Broad Ripple. So, this oneís had a long life for a brewpub offering. And it seems to have been refined over the years to a smooth offering today. Slightly hazy brown body. Despite being served on CO<sub>2</sub>, itís got a light, cask-type mouthfeel. Seems to be more hops than usual for this style, in fact I get a bit of Northwestern hop notes, but just enough to make this one interesting. A touch of fruitiness or "stale beer" rounds out the glass.