houblonchien (21) - CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in the glass; nice carbonation - subdued head; citrus on the nose and palate; crisp, bitterness is balanced- overall a great example of an extra bitter beer
andrewturba (739) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear light - medium brown with a medium sized off white head and a lot of lace. Aroma is earthy, tropical fruits, light pine and sweet caramel. Taste is sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits, and a nice well balanced mild-medium bitterness.
TheRatKing (76) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Always love me a bitter. Pours a lovely red amber with lacy white foam with a great aroma of hops and citrus. Flavour is divine; grapefruit and tangerines, bitter hops surprisingly well balanced with a sweet malt that goes down very nicely. I can’t call it my favourite beer, because that list is packed tight with heavy Belgians, but ESB is right up there on my personal charts for excellent beers.
Gerbeer (1234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours brown with medium head. Aromas of caramel, light pine, and roasted malt. Flavors of caramel, grapefruit, and malts. Yep maybe some maple. Very nice but sweet and fruity for an ESB.
Reimer96 (850) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear medium brown with a nice big frothy light brown head. Aroma of sweet caramel, grassy hops, earth but basically a nice light esb aroma to style. Taste is caramel, grass, earth and maybe even some maple hints with a nice bitterness through. Excellent bitter all around... Waited a long time to try this one and it was worth it.
MrFecesious (656) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at sunset. Pours clear amber, steady, white cap reducing to heavy rope and an island of skim. Aroma of earth/dust, caramel, and a bit of pine. Taste is similar, but some maple leaps in. Weird. I've had this beer before, but haven't tasted the maple. Good dryness. Well balanced.
manisthebeer (162) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
smell is pretty basic and not overly impressive but makes up for it in taste possibly one of the best bitters i have ever had whoever brewed this beer mad props to you
vadie (376) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 Ambrée foncé, un peu roux. Une grande mousse beige qui reste jusqu’au fin. L?arôme d?houblon avec un peu de malt. Le goût est d?abord du malt et caramel ensuite d?houblon avec un amertume moyenne en finale. Très équilibré et très bonne.
robinvboyer (2763) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask days 2012.
Huge leafy, green hoppy aroma, sweet malts, and touches of minerals.
Good mouthfeel, expected low carb, medium bitterness. This is a new world approach to an ESB. Finish is again huge on hops with some nice bready malts. And ESB and APA hybrid.
ericdevin (466) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Alibi Room, Vancouver. Brown in color, no head (cause it’s cask, duh). Very little aroma. Very traditional ESB, medium/thin body, complex mouthfeel very smooth. Finish is superb, long and complex. I don’t usually go for this kind of style, but Central City does a great job here.