bratschepeter (49) - Abilene, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. An attractive copper color with a good, frothy white head; several millimeters of head remain with some mildly sticky lacing on the glass. Nice Vienna Lager-like malty aroma - a bit sweet-sour with a touch of caramel, not really any noticeable hop presence. Taste is quite light, a mild increase in the sweetness of the malt without any trace of bitterness. Not highly carbonated, light mouthfeel, finishes fairly dry with a hint of a caramel-toffee aftertaste. Definitely a refreshing easy drinker.
Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 27, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I feel bad about bringing the average down on this one, but I rate on my preference. This was far too malty for my taste. Couldn’t even finish it.
dlihcsnatas (629) - Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this in bottles... yeah!! Hazy amber with small head that fades fast. Smells of caramel candy and the taste is mostly caramel and toffee with a slightly spiced aftertaste. All around pretty decent brew. Didn’t go well with this muggy afternoon but can see settling down to a 12 pack of this long about Oct or Nov when the weather gets cooler.
wombat23 (767) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel and malt. Taste is caramel, malt, nuts, bread, and it has a very light fruitiness. Moderate carbonation. Finish is mildly bitter. Good stuff.
csaso (2120) - Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - good size foamy head, murky light brown color, pretty balanced with bready malt and earthy hops, not bad overall
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Drake (11961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle from Secret Santa crajun! Murky brown, thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, burnt sugar, bread. The taste is dry bready malt, lemon juice, caramel, bitter hops. Thin. Meh.
rgf001 (323) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy Amber, not clear. Chill haze? Head dissipates quickly. Excellent earthy aroma with malt background. Perfect earthy bitterness and hop flavor with malty, toasty breast flavors. Dry finish with English hop residue. Great beer.
theisti (3905) - Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shaker pint draft at City Tavern in Dallas, Texas. The pour is clear copper brown with a smallish light tan head. The aroma is toffee, malt, a bit of grass bitterness. The taste is the toffee malt, though expresses itself weirdly, and a bit artificially. The grass bitterness adds some herbal notes, carries the finish and combines with the sweetness and lingers. The palate is medium bodied, lower carbonation level and the bittersweet herbal finish. There were components of this beer that I enjoyed, though overall didn’t completely do it for me. I’m not sure it was in the best condition.
degbert (1709) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium golden brown with a shallow, off-white, fine-grained head. Nose is caramel, toffee, dates, figs. roast almonds, and toast; quite nice. Sweet on the palate, staying in that toffee and date range, but with the roast nuts and bitter tea range to set it off nicely; this is one of my favorite styles, and I have to say this one is the best American version I’ve had. Finish is perfectly dry and bitter. I have a new regular beer; my Anglophile beer lover heart is happy.
ranger7 (8) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look: golden and clear. Good head.
Smell: Typical ESB, which is good.
Taste: Very nice. Balanced and sweet. Reminds me of the prime example of this style; Fuller’s ESB.
Feel: Smooth and slick.
Overall: Pretty spot-on, in my opinion. A great American attempt at the style. Would drink again.