Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fast klare orangebraune Farbe, große gelbliche Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, schön hopfig, bitter, würzig. Geschmack sehr hopfig, reife Früchte, trocken, würzig, hohe Malzigkeit.
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice orange amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a beautiful grassy and piney hops, rather green, caramel malt, light butterscotch notes. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with lingering piney hops, green in character, resinous, very nice. On tap at Vices et Versa, March 11, 2012.
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2013 very recent bottle from Veux-Tu. Not so bitter, but definite rye, sweetness, toasted malt. More hops in finish. Decently drinkable.Brown with lots of head, thick lace.
slowrunner77 (10131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Youri. Cloudy copper pour w good legs. Aroma and flavor are very much rye forward. Rye spice, toasted malts, light caramel and earth. Medium bodied and dry.
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Toast and nuts aplenty surf this ESB’s lightly caramelized and honeyed sugars, leading to earthy, wooden hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam tops the misty pale amber, lacing nicely.
-Mouthfeel is prickly but well rounded.
-This must be lovely on cask. Carbonation would be soft enough to let all subtleties express themselves.
-Rye is perfectly integrated to other malt flavors, adding a touch of personality, but nothing too flashy.
-Drinkability is very high for a 6% brew.
-When getting closer to room temperature, the malts really shine.
Bottles and on tap at Vices et Versa.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber pour with a thick white head. The nose is slightly spicy with a bit of sweetness and a soft earthy character. A bit of buttery yeast character. Lingering soft bitterness. A bit of graininess. Meh
marcus (9138) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At ratebeer awards bottle share. Pours murky brown with a clinging beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a sourish mixed malt flavor with a dry fruity finish.
czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours clear light brown, golden-orange with a very nice light beige head, good retention and lacing. nuttiness, graininess, toasted and lightly roasted cereals, pine, grass. fruitiness and grassiness, spicy rye. average to soft carbonation, medium body, nice medium long grapefruity finish. overall: esb finish, but that’s about it.
nimbleprop (7490) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Bells event during DC Beer Week 2013. Pours a clear, caramel amber with some lacing, off white head. Nose of dried malt, cracker, bread flour. Like sticking your nose on a bag of crushed malt. Flavor is malty, lightly sweet, bready, orange, cracker, dried grain. Dry finish. Needs more bitterness.
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Cask Days 2012. 5th beer of the fest. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with an average size long-lasting bubbly tan head. Lovely aroma of resiny hops, rye, some spice and caramel malt. Flavour of resiny hops, toasted malt, rye and a big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Great stuff, I loved it.