jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a diminishing off whit head and amber color. Aroma is English hops, medium malt. Taste is bitter English hops-spicy, woody, medium malt-caramel, fruity. Medium body. Grainy mouth feel. Nice. OK carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at HDG. Light amber colour and a thin but persistent beige head. Low aroma, sweet toffee and brown malt. Caramel a touch of toast and light chocolate. Earthy hops but with low aroma and bitterness. Sweet palate. As the beer warms, the hops pick up a bit, but it’s more light brown than ESB... I preferred the pils.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at TAP NY: Pours a copper color with a thin bubbly head. Earthy hop aroma with a rolled oat character; crisp. Thin body with a subdued hop flavor. There’s not enough malt to fill out the body either. The finish is a light bitterness. This is a more aromatic than flavorful ESB. Not too great.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2005 Tap @ brewpub: overly carbonated amber body with a hoppy aroma with caramel. Flavor is the same, finishes bitter and watery.
Sregnar35 (1015) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not too bad, had this on tap at the brew house in Troy. It’s only slightly bitter, but it’s very drinkable.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2004
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Beautiful amber color with a white head that elaves a thick lacing on the glass. Taste is slightly bitter with, strangely enough, a lemon character. There is very little carbonation, which does not suit my tastes, as it leaves it with a lifeless watery body.