guzzler67 (1456) - 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.
TheHopster (680) - 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 (2959) - 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 (6256) - , 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 (3918) - 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 (4420) - 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 (1254) - 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 (2265) - 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.
beerfest5 (838) - 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.
jgb9348 (4295) - 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.