nimbleprop (3004) - 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 (4201) - 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 (897) - 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 (1228) - 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 (1435) - 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 (831) - Simsbury, Connecticut, USA - 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.
jgb9348 (3970) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy orange coloured body with an amber glow and a ridiculously large, ten centimetre tall soapy tan head. Aroma of yeast, wort, sugars and a quite a bit of hop pellets - not much more. Medium-bodied; Strong grassy and floral notes up front with some lighter hop notes, but showing a bit of malt and way too many soapy type flavours - not very complex. Aftertaste shows a lot of malty and earthy notes with some english hop flavours and even more grass and especially clean soap. Overall, way too carbonated and not complex enough to be a good beer, but the flavours donít remind me of a good bitter or ESB at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle from a six pack, purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey for US$8.75/6pack sampled at home in Washington on 08-June-2012.
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy amber color with an outrageous off white head. aroma is of caramel malts and some nuts. taste is the same... very pleasant rendition of a traditional English beer. very well done and really easy to drink
jredmond (4023) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at grace tavern with Vinny. Pours an amber body with no head or lacing. Aroma is vanilla. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of malty carbonation, vanilla, grain and sweet malts.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a light amber with a thin white head. Aromas of malt some slight nut and calmer toffee malt. Flavor is slightly bitter with a honey sweet finish. Body is medium light