patrickfannon (1202) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 22 oz. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a fresh, floral, tan head. Aroma of hops, vanilla, caramel, lavender, barley, and sweet malts. Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Modest warming in the finish, which is slow burning and nice. Great bitter. Tastes more like a moderate IPA.
22415brewery (360) - redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 On-tap @ Tangletown, E-Fields, and Serious Pie. Great british malt backbone, complex profile with toffee sweetness and a light hop aroma. Very quaffable and a "wise" choice so to speak. No flaws and incredibly consistent from tap to bottle, pairs well with a lot of different meals.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz from ditmeir - thanks, Eric! Nice hazy amber pour with a moderate head that reduces quickly. Sweet floral hops in the aroma along with some fragrant toffee notes, very inviting and balanced. The mouthfeel is nice and full, and the candied flavors mingle very nicely with the flavorful style, and it tapers off with a pleasantly dry finish. Really fine example of the style to me.
neepsntatties (1030) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Elysian Fields pub. Colour... amber-orange, no head. Nose... nice balance between malt and hops. Palate... fairly one dimensional (like most ESB’s). Light malt, faint hops on the finish.
gracefullypunk (667) - Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange amber, leaving oodles of white lace. Aromas of biscuit, nuttiness, some peppery earthy hops. Tastes of piney bitterness, with a slight nutty caramel lingering. Enjoyed.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stanton Public, NY. Light clear copper color, off wite thick foamy head. Aroma of toasty grassy caramel malt, light floral hop. Flavor is mildly bitter floral hop, a little earthy, but much less malt in flavor. Hop aftertaste.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a tan head. Aroma is slightly musty, caramel, toast, and some earthy hops. Flavor is caramel, toast, and some earthy citrus.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 65 cl. Clear amber golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of nuts and aroma hops. Medium body, sweet caramel and spicy aroma hops. Finishes dry. 130809
Ungstrup (27700) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet and mainly malty, leading to a bitter finish.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn. Nice copper brown with a fizzy off white head. Brassy earthy hops aroma and a deep grassy taste with a crisp clean finish. Very drinkable.