NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy, dark orange appearance with an off white head. Mildly toasty, caramel malty, mild earthy, grassy hoppy aroma. Slightly citrusy, toasty caramel malty, moderate toffee, straw/grassy hoppy, cereal flavor. Nice to see Nebraskan brews finally make it to Colorado but this one is just decent.
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours amber with a foamy offwhite head. Aroma is sweet grain/light/medium malt. Taste is sweet grain/light/medium malt-bready/some chocolate, some fruit/earth hops.
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy light dirty gold pour with a smaller white head. Aroma is a bit of aspirin and cough syrup, with some sweet caramel. Medium to lighter palate, with a nice carbonation bite. Taste is slightly medicinal, caramel, cereal, candy sugar, with a nice hop profile. I see someone referenced GrapeNuts as a flavor comparison - I like that, I also get that.
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to John. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose/taste of candy sugar, roasted caramel, gummy bear and grain. Medium body.
drjay44 (2480) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, short lived, white head, over a hazy, amber (SRM 8) body....nose is light toffee/caramel, light cereal, light toast....taste is cereal (Grapenuts), light toffee/caramel, light bitter finish....mouth feel medium, carbonation medium. This is a fairly typical ESB, not complex, just pleasant. BJCP 7/3/12/4/7
beaz1591 (237) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a honey amber color with light head and some lacing and carbonation bubbles. Smells of grass. Can taste subtle hints of the biscuit but is too bitter for me.
troyc (2200) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Tap] Part of a sampler at Lazlo’s in Omaha. Dirty blonde pour with nice lacing. Crisp hops and grass dominate the nose. Actually one of the better smelling beers I had here. The taste is of hops, astringent grains and some odd sour notes. Low carbonation levels. A pretty pedestrian beer.
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange and light brown with little head and a little haze. Not much aroma, a bit of orange. Flavor is slightly malth and a little sour, but is lacking much of anything else. Eventually there is a minor bitterness
FlashParker (85) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Lazlo’s, Lincoln, Nebraska.
I don’t know if there’s anything special about this, but it is a solid brew. Really nice red pour. Big head. Not a tone of things coming out of the aroma - very mild. Taste is another story; excellent caramel, malt and biscuit character here. A SLIGHT hop kick to it. I dig the floral notes on the backend. Really solid beer and a nice surprise!
mybrainhurts (350) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of powder coca, cherries, salted nuts, and earthy mineral. Flavors of toasted bread, earth, vanilla, and raisins. Spiced, roasted finish. Nicely balanced. Has an "old ale" feel that I enjoy. Very good.