jb (2370) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at pappasitos. Standard amber color. Clean crisp and dry. Drinkable but not great.
onceblind (4964) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with a foamy white head. Lovely Amber biscuity nose with a grassy hop and a hint of butterscotch syrup. Nice smooth flavor of dry amber malt and cracker and a little earthy grassy bitterness. Great balance and earthy flavor. Could drink that at a picnic or a sports game.
Maverick34 (2450) - New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Canned in htown. Cloudy medium amber pour. Caramel, a bit over malted, mild bitters. Meh.
beastmaster (363) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Light orange amber color Little head. Aroma is hard to pick out over this bar glass. Tangerines rhine, bitters, some hops, medium body. Easily drinkable.
Bulk_Carrier (2431) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer.
The smell had a grassy sort of bittered caramel edge to a light nutty bitter hoppy aspect.
The taste was somewhat sweet but had a decent bitter edge of the malts.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still good for the style and for me. Lingering bitter grassy and grainy finish.
Overall, decent ESB, could probably do this again.
Tommynh (57) - - MAY 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sort of plain, nice color and a good aftertaste but I'm more an IPA guy so it didn't do much for me. They had 3 different types on draft so figured I'd try it out
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kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) copper with off white head. Mild grassy hops aroma. Flavor is biscuity malt with a little grassy/resiny hops
Ferris (6521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Caramel and grains. Clear copper with a rich white head. Cereal and caramel, with a nice bitterness. Decent ESB.
Fixersbrewing (9) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at brewery. Underwhelming to offputting. Super bitter in a very bad "whats happening in my mouth" sort of way. Perhaps a skunked batch, I’ll try it again as their other brews are O.K. But if it’s the same I’m sure I’ll never risk my hard earned cash on their brews again. Sorry guys, fix 1836.
ben4321 (4360) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at Yia Yia Mary’s, 1/15/14
Aroma: The nose is caramel and bready malts with some fruity notes and a little earth
Appearance: This one pours a copper-orange color with a small foam of head
Flavor: Balanced, similar to the nose component-wise light-mid sweet and light bitter
Palate: The body is light-medium, drinkable and clean enough, with average-plus carbonation
This is a drinkable enough ESB. I can see why this works well at non-craftcentric restaurants like this one, as it is a good entry micro, and I mean that as a compliment.