dpjuart (1101) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at brewpub. Pours red with rimming, eggshell/light khaki head. Nose of caramel and slight hops. Taste is mainly caramel and toffee with ild bitter. Ending is full of fruity esters. Rather dry with mild grassy hop flavors.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Has a very clean aroma with mild hop character. Some biscuit. Medium copper amber clear with thin lacing off-white head. Medium watery body with pretty heavy carbonation. Starts with a medium sweet character with some roasted grain and light biscuit. Medium acidity and carbonic burn. Beany brown sugar finish with a lot of bitter hop character. Fresh grassy hops with nutty bitter after.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, Bullfrog Brewery. Pours a bright, clear orange-amber color; thin, off-white head. Minimal aroma, with a hint of maltiness. Soft carbonation in a medium mouthfeel: medicinal, cherry syrup and dried fruit; one-dimensional maltiness and minimal hops; blase. Light finish, with a hint of dried cherries.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
My reaction was, quite literally, "this is a bitter?" It was slightly colored water in my glass with a mild malt character. Not worth trying.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am not a fan of ESB’s but I have to say that this one was very good. It was smooth and flavorful. An easy drinking beer.
kramer (5757) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at brewpub. Pretty nice looking beer, dark copper with a small creamy head that hung around for 30 minutes or more, as it was the last of the my sampler. Minimal aroma, some light maltiness and floral bitterness. Nice caramel malt flavor with a mild bitterness. Very well rounded flavor. Great mouthfeel, but cask will do that. Lighter body but intensly creamy with minimal carbonation. A great all around beer, especially on cask. A session beer that won’t tire out the palate but still has lots of flavor.
egajdzis (5939) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a cloudy copper color with a small off white head and very light lacing on the glass. Sweet malts, and a crisp, citrus, hop aroma. Taste was bitter grapefruit, orange peel, light earthiness, and it finished sweet.