jonas (5284) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber brown, rich creamy brown head. Nice toasty malt.Sparkly mouthfeel good balance. Grassy aftertaste.
Medium to light body.
fiulijn (13000) - MalmŲ, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2010 2010-03-13, draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, as Red Racer ESB, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Hazy amber color. The aroma, malty, is also quite fruity. Sweetish caramel flavor, correct bitterness. The hop gives a pleasant fruit touch, also citrus fruits, but in the end the bitterness is too aggressive.
2008-07-30, draught at The Railway Club, Vancouver, as Big Kettle ESB, 7-5-7-5-15=39
Hazy amber color, creamy head. Very nice hoppy aroma, fruity (mango) and very light cheese, a bit yeasty. Good and strong toffee flavor, with a very powerful hopping, resiny and fruity; the yeast touch gives it an English facet (side to side with the Phillips IPA, itís sweeter, with more character, more fruity, the hop bitterness is less aggressive). Very long final. Lovely.
2008-07-21, draught at the brewpub, 6-4-7-4-13=34
Nice amber color. Itís the upper step from the Red Racer Pale Ale: more body, more caramel flavor, more hop aroma, more bitter, and the hops show more resins and citrus character. Pleasant.
2008-07-17, draught at The Alibi Room, Vancouver, as Baby Boomers ESB, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Hazy amber color, creamy head. It has a good balanced flavor, caramel, medium sweet, and American hops, with a citrusy and resiny touch (6 hops here, Iím told). Very good.
sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very light brown with a tinge of red. super clear and decent patchy lasting head. smells of almost crap lager. maybe killians. i canít see this being at ale. also kinda a cloying artifical pistachio character. tastes like metal like the last beer, but has a more reasonably balanced malt front-end. man, i canít get over that metal. the balance is surprisingly decent, which makes this a reasonably ESB, until that godawful metal. the least metallic of the beers iíve had in canada so far.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2008 Pours a light amber/orange with a thin but lasting head and nice lacing. Aroma is very fresh and hoppy with a light malty sweetness. Tastes fantastic! Good bitter anglo-hopping, cuts right through with a faint lemon-pith finish. Nice and malty but never cloying or sweet, just perfectly balanced. Great carbonation, foam keeps each sip nicely aerated. What a well-balanced perfectly-executed ESB. Big props to Central City - what a winner!
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap@Central City Brewery: Chill haze redish brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is citrus hoppy. Flavor starts with a rich burnt caramel followed by grapefruit finishing lightly dry with a grapefruit rind aftertaste. Medium bodied and smooth with lively carbonation.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an iced tea coloured red hue with a thin white head. Nice grapefruit aroma. Fairly hoppy flavour with a nice malt balance. Extremly drinkable. Good session beer.
harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Railway Club, Vancouver. Labelled as Kettle ESB. Amber colour with lasting of white head. Odd beer, some malty berry flavour, some nicely balanced hop. Nice malt/red fruit aroma. Some nice spicey hop on finish. Dries the roof of the mouth on finish. Bit of yeast on aroma. Quite full in mouth. Then too strong hop on finish rather throws it out of balance. Drinkable though.
Trev (1778) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Growler: Pours a nice copper colour with a good off white head.
Aroma is medium malt and nice subtle hop, grapefruit.
Flavour is a medium bitter, quite pleasant.
I hadnít realized that this was a íbitterí, thought it was just a N.A. Red ale.
Will enjoy the rest of this bottle.
sitronbus (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Central City. Copper colour with medium body & carbonation . Citrus in the nose, pleasant bitter finish. Good session beer. Iím drinking lots of these!
CapFlu (4254) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) 6oz sample glass reviewed at the brewery. A great beer! Light-headed, frothy foam atop a mildly carbonated copper body. Nose is very pleasant orange-zest with an oily composition. The tongue lashes with full orange and lemon oil (Pledge?). Lasting bitter finish. Delicious!