authenticmead (47) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22.oz bottle from Mainbrew.com out in Hillsboro.
Somewhat cloudy amber with super creamy and frothy head.
Wonderful toasty malt and medium hoppy nose.
Great special roast, toasty, and biscuity flavor with spicy hops to ballance it out.
Overall this is a wonderful easy to drink beer. It is distinc over most American ESB’s. Highly recommend!
Fatehunter (970) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a half finger of off-white frothy head on a cloudy dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice, if faint, grain smell. Really nice.
The taste has nice complexity and balance. Dry grain, lemon, apricot, more grain.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A really good ale with some great flavor packed into a fairly low ABV.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the source. Clear amber color. Pepery aroma. Flavor is a bit on the sour sude, not sure why.
Beese (675) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Burnside Brewing in Portland, OR on 29 May 2013. Poured a hazy copper with a thin halo of white head. Malty aroma with floral hops and caramel. Sweet malty flavours with ripe fruit and biscuity notes. Finishes slightly watery with some toffee and wet grass.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber with a thin head. Malty, with light grainy and bready notes, some malty sweetness, and faint bitterness in the finish. Good enough.
Mora2000 (5159) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some pine, grass and toffee notes. The flavor is similar with some toffee and biscuit notes coming through the most, but some grass and light pine hidden in the background. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
pdx76 (383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at buck man brew fest - bright copper color with medium head. Nose of malt and wet dog. Taste of malt and biscuits with slight dry finish.
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thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear amber, huge fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of english hops, earth, chemical, stone fruit, dry spices. Taste of dry spices, earth, lager yeast, English hops, odd. Over carbonated, odd.
maekchu (1469) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Aromas of butter, apples, peaches, and some light hops. Dark straw color with a big creamy head. Dirty hop initial; the same flavor in mid palate; finishes up very mild. Medium body. Okay, but the crude hoppiness blocks out almost all other flavors.
Sarpa (532) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap @ the brewery. pours copper with a small head. aroma of biscuit, hops. flacor of caramel malts. nice ESB.
olio (4830) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ brewpub.
Pours clear copper color with small head. Aroma of malts, biscuits, fruits and caramel. Flavour of fruits, biscuits, british malts and caramel. Not too great.