dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good for an ESB, which I usually dont care for. Not much to the aroma. Medium hop notes carry through a solid caramel-malt body.
Notes: Pub visit during ’09 GABF
drjay44 (2480) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head over a slightly hazy medium amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is light cereal, mild toffee/caramel.....taste is moderate roasted grain, cereal, toast, biscuit, slight sweetness of a toffee.caramel, finishing with a moderately bitter, non American hop tone....mouth feel, medium body, minimal astringency. This is a fairly typical ESB, with all of the usual characteristics. It is a bit unclean. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
ajnepple (1666) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark gold appearance with an off-white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel malts, toffee and light bitter hops. Similar flavor, mildly sweet with an average body.
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap @ Bull & Bush. Amber pour with a white head. Butter, toast, and candy. Plum, raisin, and more butter on the nose. Weird spicy hops and some BO. Flavor is so damn buttery. Sweet, sugary, and toasty. Plum, raisin, and spicy hops. Weird funk and grass. Blech.
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear amber with a long-lasting white head. Somewhat fruity, citrusy, bready, biscuit, cereal, and grassy aroma. Taste is cereal, grain, grass, earthy, dirty, somewhat bland, and fruity with a light bitter finish. Light body with high carbonation. Meh.
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with average, creamy off-white head; good retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cereal malt, herbs, light grassy hops, pears, dates, and light spice. Flavor is malt dominate with favsnt supporting fruit esters and hops; semi-sweet finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and low warmth.
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
So, after starting thevening off with some more, y’know, experimental faire, I decided to have this with my food. It was a nice choice - I got a little oatmel and toast, with a blueberry not in the background. Not bad at all - simple and tasty.
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub, pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma has notes of toffee, some lemon, touch of bitter grass, some sweet nuttiness in there as well. Taste is a bit odd as well, with notes of sweet nuts, some caramel, toffee, grass and pine, finishing slightly bitter.
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12th October 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy brown beer. Crisp palate. Moderately hoppy Just a little malt. Okay.
onceblind (3670) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brilliant amber. Grainy malty aroma, with some sweet syrupy tones, and a tinge of honey. Flavor was sweet and complex, with a great mouthfeel. Heavy toffee malt and honey esters blend and play off each other nicely. Very faint touch of cocoa, but otherwise pretty light-malt forward, only lightly balanced by grassy hop notes at the end. A fantastic ESB, even if it is missing the bitterness.