kdm1984 (624) - Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with hardly any head, but the lacing rings stick around for a bit. Big sweet malty aroma, even some butterscotch, with nutty notes. A little too sweet for my preferences, though. Tastes far better: sweet malt with some very nice resinous pale ale bitterness in the finish. Great tasting! However, this is another Core beer with an overly watery palate; their Okto had the same problem. If this smelled better and weren’t so watery, it would be an outstanding ESB. The resin finish is just delightful; too bad about some of the other elements.
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg @ Core. Deep amber with a creamy white head. Candied apple, light nuttiness. Some raisin. Taste is slightly spicy. Earthy hops, some cinnamon accents. Rich toffee, sweet malts. Decent balance. Medium body, active carbonation. Solid.
handsomejn (66) - Arkansas, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper color with a nice beige head. Nice representation of the ESB style, clean, crisp bite with a nice malt backbone.
mountainbaker (1) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice clear amber color, whiteish auburn head, great citrus aroma and wonderful toffee and malty flavors
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a nice esb. Some roast but more toffee and caramel. Had on tap t 28 Springs. Thanks Casey.
WooPigBrewey (46) - North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely hopped for an ESB with some herbal earthiness and good amounts of bitterness.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap) deep copper with small tan head. Caramel and earthy hops aroma. Very hoppy for an ESB but nice, with plenty of malt and body for balance.
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light herbal notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, toffee and light grassiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brewski’s in Fayetteville, AR. Pours a clear, copper colored body with a finger-width, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is lightly sweetened caramel and toffee with a good amount of orange citrus herbal hops. Hints of bread, touches of grass, and a very light toast. Flavor is similar. More hopped than most ESBs with a good amount of orange herbal citruses giving off a few resins. Lightly sweetened crystal and caramel malts with touches of toffee bread. Finishes fairly bitter and dry with a light sweetness and a good amount of citruses. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, an ESB with a bit more hops and bitterness than most, but pretty tasty and balanced with a light malt sweetness. Not bad.
andycore (1) - - JUL 31, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite bitter! Great mouth feel, perfect hops balance with deep flavor.