Gerbeer (2222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at St Augustine’s. Pours a clear dark amber with little head. Floral and citrus hop aroma. Flavor of malts and light citrus with moderate bitter finish. Nothing special.
reebtogi (4583) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bomber pours a slightly hazy orangey amber color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some thin spotty lacing behind. Aroma is caramel with some citrus and grass. Taste is a caramel malty sweetness with the citrus and grass hop bitterness. Very well balanced brew that is medium bodied with some nice carbonation providing great sensations on the palate. This is one of the better ESB’s I have tried to date and highly recommended.
keepersj12 (2847) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoy a good ESB and this might have been the best I’ve had. Having from a hand pump at the brewery didn’t hurt either. Pours a cloudy amber with a red tint. The aroma is all malt with some bread, yeast, caramel. The flavor has that and is balanced perfectly with the hops. Excellent.
TheJackalope (30) - Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep red character and good hoppy body accentuate this unique ESB. Head is non-present, with a nice gentle, but satisfying finish.
Capa (2212) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper amber with an off-white head. Aroma is slightly sweet malts, herbal, light citrus hops, and some bread. Medium body. Flavor is nice sweet malts, dough, a bit of zesty citrus hops. Light but sharp bitter bite on the back end. Highly enjoyable.
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz Bottle. Pours a hazy gold amber with light off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts. Flavor is smooth and mostly malty, with a slight bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.
stantheman (705) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 Pint from cask at The Met in NW. Color is a medium to darker amber; quite cloudy. Aroma and taste are very hoppy indeed. A bit too much so for my taste, but a great example of it’s type.
hivemind (725) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 On tap @ Valhalla w Brandon and Erica. Nice dark red pour with medium white head. Aroma is burnt/toasted malt and a bit of caramel. Palate is mostly hop bitterness and a little sweetness. This is a rich, bitter beer with a medium-heavy mouthfeel. Not bad.
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really not my thing. Bitter metallic finish ruined it for me; the hops seemed very recognizable (spot the Cascades!) and it made for an undistinctive beer with negatives. (on tap at brewpub)
OldGrowth (2854) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Elysian fields location..good aroma, bitter. Nutty caramel, citric bite. Brownish orange color, ok head, good lace. Bitter flavor.medium body, thick creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish. Pretty darn good. Nice bite in flavor. Aroma opened up nicely as warmed.