RSRIZZO (1850) - 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.
kdhittel (43) - 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 (1025) - 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 (400) - 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 (1293) - 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 (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 (731) - 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 (1995) - Clear Creek, 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.
Awktoberfest (286) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells pretty rough but tastes much better... A lot smoother than one would think from its old style aroma...decent beer... Real easy to drink and nice bitterness with balance..
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jcnielsen (1985) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Lazlo’s in Lincoln. From Notes 9/29/2012. Pours a orangish color with white head. Grainy, bitter flavors. Pretty nice ESB. My second favorite beer on my visit to Lazlo’s.