jredmond (5841) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
There’s a palace a fallin’, there’s a smoke in the sky. There’s a boy running downhill to the lowlands tonight; and he’s catching the train to where he’s heard you have been. He’s a fool now among us, a dreamer within...
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro @ Kickbacks. Amber pour with a creamy white head. Fairly neutral nose. Roasty bread, some caramel. Light woody hops. Somewhat pepper. Smooth creamy finish. Mellow bready sweetness. Soft and easy. Plays it straight.
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed almost amber pour with off white head and lace. Caramel malt and earthy hops. Sweet caramel with a nice earthy hop bitter and a hinto citrus. Medium bodied but a tad fizzy.
jmgreenuk (5320) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is weak malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a smooth malt liqourice cream palate. This is a super ESB. Really pretty damn good!
nuplastikk (4878) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
32oz bottle. Hazy orange-red. Thin, soapy head. Soapy, dry hop balance...toasty toasty amber malt. Pretty solid, a good bridge between UK ESB and US ESB. Doesn’t blow you away, somewhere between medium and full bodied. A really good session beer to enjoy when fighting with your girlfriend about nonsensicalities after the better part of a dozen beers at CCB. Really, sessionable enough to enjoy and not be phased, but flavorful enough to really savor.
solidfunk (4785) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good malt backbone. Pours golden amber with great head and lacing on nitro. Creamy texture as a result. Tap at Rattle and Hum.
markwise (4587) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brewery. Similar to the Pilot series without the dry finish. Pours a light caramel brown with an off-white head. Nose is biscuity malt, earthy and slightly citrusy hops. Flavor is similar with biscuity malt everywhere and some earthy hops and a malt/ balanced finish. A nice ESB.
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, tea colored. Big nitrogen head. Nice malty aroma with nuts, wood, caramel, peat. Chalky and happy - peaty up front. Nicely bitter and tannic, faint notes of chocolate, sweeter as it warms. Medium to slightly heavy. On tap, Proof Production Facility. LuckyDog’s 53rd.
Ernesto987 (4325) - Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2011 Fuck me this is amazing. Appley and crisp, amazing malt bill. This is the best esb ever
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has citrus, grass, biscuit, and some sour grain notes. The appearance is amber with a white lacing head. The taste is balanced between citrus/grassy hop bitterness and a sweet biscuity malt. The palate is average. Not bad, better than average but not great.