Theydon_Bois (14326) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the Flying Saucer, Houston, 21/05/13.
Lightly hazed copper golden with a thin off white head that retains well.
Nose is on the thin side, malt, grass, caramel, paper.
Taste comprises toffee, dark malt, sugars, light caramel.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, touch of bitterness in the finish.
Mediocre ESB no depth of flavour - a style really best suited to cask.
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, caramel malt with mineral notes, beany notes, OK. In mouth, smooth caramel malt with nutty and mineral notes, nice and refreshing. On tap at brewery, May 18 2013.
Dogbrick (10033) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Hay Merchant. The beer is a clear amber color with a medium thin creamy off-white head that recedes quickly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt and fruit. Light to medium body with flavors of roast malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a caramel malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
Ferris (8963) - 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.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Malt and light grapefruit aroma. Light grapefruit and earth flavor with light malt. Medium bodied. Light grapefruit and light earth lingers with light malt.
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at The Hay Merchant .. . Pours a deep copper .. good proud foam .. good foam .. . nice hop presence, slick hay and caramel .. . i liked it, simple but delicious .. . my kids have giant heads..
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Liberty Station. Pours a clear copper with a small off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is bready malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt and light roast. A good ESB from Buffalo Bayou.
onceblind (6172) - 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.
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Onion Creek.
The beer pours a copper color with a white head. The aroma is very malty with a lot of toffee and caramel notes. The flavor is more of the same, with some large toffee notes. I also get a little bit of grass and some caramel malt, but this thing is a toffee bomb. Easy to drink and refreshing. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
ben4321 (5087) - 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.