RSRIZZO (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into an English pint at 48°. Color is a deep gold with a slight haze. Carbonation is a little low but it makes a nice thin tight head. Aroma is sweet, malt and caramel then just a hint of citrus (orange) in the back. It has a medium body that gives a smooth mouth feel. Flavor of grain, toffee and just a bit of citrus. After taste is bitter with a little more citrus showing. Overall aroma is better then the flavor, but still its a good ESB.
HuskerTan (766) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2015
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
A- Grass, hay, biscuits, musty, subtle caramel.
A- Dark orange color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Subtle caramel, bready, malty, herbs, grassy, slightly bitter, woody.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, musty finish.
O- This sucked. I didn’t expect it to be anything but average but it didn’t even manage to accomplish that. Lots of bready, grassy, musty aroma and tastes. Just a bad beer. I’ll take a Dos Equis over this crap. If this is your pride and joy find a new profession. Extra Special...no. Extra bad....yes.
Ratman197 (11246) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, tobacco and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, tobacco and earthiness with a smooth dry bitter lingering tobacco finish.
kdhittel (82) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little light for my taste but a nice American example of a true British style that I enjoy from time to time. On tap at Krug Park in Omaha, NE.
gregwilsonstl (1404) - Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yep, this is an extra special bitter. Caramel. Toffee. Bitter. Lasts on palate.
arnold931 (852) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from neighbor Larry. Pours hazy golden an off white head. Light flavor of caramel. Okay.
csaso (1687) - Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - fair size foamy head, nice dark copper color, malty/biscuity aroma and flavor, fair earthy hoppiness - pretty good overall
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jbuskirk (621) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Luna Sea is best enjoyed when it’s fresh and the Noble hops are at their best. The malt has lots of caramel sweetness and the light hopping gives it a mildly fruity flourish. This ESB offers a lot of candy-like malt sugar and drink-ability.
UncleKorm (1060) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a murky orange hue w/ a medium frothy white head and minor lacing. Moderate grain and bitter aroma. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are straw, biscuit, pine, resin, grapefruit, light roast, and light caramel. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation and a light alcohol dryness in the finish.
ajnepple (3443) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 On tap at Jacks (Lincoln). Amber and clear with a white head. Pretty bland aroma of clean bitter hops, light malts. Similar flavor, watery. Meh. 635311: 2.8
Rerate: Accidentally bought a 12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s thinking I hadn’t tried it. Deep bloody orange and hazy appearance with a lingering, sticky white head. Aroma of toasted malts, toffee, caramel and earthy hops. Similar flavor, medium sweetness and mild bitterness with a rich, light chocolate finish. Average body with ample carbonation and a crisp feel. Not too bad.
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle A - Pours cloudy orange caramel with small off white head that dissipates rapidly. Mild lacing. S - Sweet malt & apricot. T - Caramelized malt, biscuit, & bitter hops. M - Medium bodied. Smooth texture. Mild carbonation. Nice bitter finish. O - Good for the style.