kwoeltje (2062) - 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 (7610) - 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 (3090) - Chicago, 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.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, citrus, caramel, and biscuit. Flavor of grass, herbal, biscuit, and caramel with a somewhat dry, moderately bitter finish.