obguthr (3438) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Unruly, bizarre aroma of latex paint, bubblegum, feet, cedar, and varnish. Clear amber, huge sticky off white head. Foam climbs out of the bottle from what was left behind from my pour. Vinegar and cedar, mold and moss. Ugh, something seems wrong here. It feels like an ambitious effort at greatness but fell short of mediocrity.
TheHopster (748) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
(Bottle). My bottle must be a very bad batch. Even the slowest angled pour causes the foam to erupt and overflow the glass. The flavor is slightly sour and chalky mouthfeel. Drain pour.
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Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Serving: Bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a hazy amber color with a large, frothy, off white head. The nose is fruity and floral. Itís overcarbonated and prickly on the tongue. Sour vinegar flavors. Clearly infected. Drainpour.
jtclockwork (7114) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours amber gold with off white head. Nose and taste of sour grain, yeasty fruit, grapefruit peel, barley and baked bread. Slight infection. Light/medium body.
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle I picked up at Total Wine in Sterling. Pours a hazy, dark orange with some rocky, lacing, white head. Uh oh, aroma makes me nervous; stale cardboard, some dried lemon peel, rotting white grape. Whoa, flavor is definitely infected, strong grapefruit peel, cardboard, nettles. Trashy finish. Bad bottle maybe? Either way, drain pour.
EithCubes (4631) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dusty, extremely fruity nose with a thin base layer of caramel, touch of apple juice. Pours clear orange with plenty of carbonation and a large, foamy beige head. Taste lightly sweet with floral fruity-yeasty tones, smacks of homebrew. Light bitterness, medium body, doesnít have the crispness or guile that Iím looking for.
NikkTwist (1390) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask pour at the Khyber. Cloudy blonde amber pour with a frothy white head. Yeasty. Bready. Egg whites. Banana. Pecans. Wheatgrass. Tree gum. Golden plums. Light vanilla caramel with some mild hop bite and a hint of Brett.
Iphonephan (2686) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured at home from a 12 oz bottle. Both sweet fruit and sour yeast notes in the nose. Sour cider flavor. Perhaps off? Not real tasty.
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, deep amber appearance with a large, cream colored head and good lacing. Sweet, malty aroma backed by herbal hops. Sour notes distracted from the moderately bitter, tart, subtly hopped flavors. Maybe got a skunked 6er.
beerfest5 (1064) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad ESB, knocked another MJ 500 Classic Brews off my list. Amber in color with an off white head that lasted for a little while. Caramel malt and floral hoppiness. Nice relaxed ESB with a very balanced flavor, nice.