Theydon_Bois (16615) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Elysian on E Pike, Seattle, 27/05/13.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a good sized off white head that retains well.
Nose is hops, grapefruit, bitter orange, caramel malt.
Taste comprises orange pith, light grapefruit notes, grass, hop bitterness.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in the finish.
This is a tasty drop but way too hoppy to be considered an ESB !
Dear brewer ... come to England and try some ESB’s - not knocking your beer I enjoyed it but not what it says on the tin my old bean !
riversideAK (6098) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toffee biscuit marmelade and vegetal notes on nose. Nice orange amber pour decent head good lace. Flavors of toffee marmelade and vegetal hops. Moderate hop bitterness easy drinkability somewhat unremarkable.
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Elysian Brewhouse, Seattle. Unfortunatelly bad Bitter, one is enough for ever...
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hearty citrus aroma, especially. grapefruit. Flavor is more of the same, complimented by doughy malt. Amber-red hue, not too heady on tap. More American pale than English ESB.
Gerbeer (3080) - 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 (5590) - 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 (3058) - 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 (2616) - 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 (327) - 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.