BrettTaylor (693) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle. Pours a dark gold color, 2 finger tan head that dissipates quickly. A bit of pine on nose with a bit of malt. Tastes malty sweet, bit of coffee like bitterness, crystal malt is apparent. Crisp mouthfeel and medium length finish.
katrinaez (938) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Very fruity. Tasty. Deep color. Slightly unfiltered. Bitter at the end. Sweet and sour literally. Tap
remice2 (151) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trouver milieux août, en vacances, pris en fins d’après midi, bien malté une bonne petite dose style bonbon , caramel , des tannins bien piquant tout de même , bon coté épicé , bien balancé avec une bonne final herbeuse, un peut sèche, super bonne , très réconfortante. rien n’a dire
radio_nowhere (1287) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at their tasting room, hazy reddish-amber color with white head. Aroma of caramel malt and lighter fruity hops. Taste adds notes of toffee, slight nuttiness, toasted malt sweetness and light hop bitterness. Light-medium body, moderate-low carbonation, dry with light roast bitter finish. Very nice hoppy amber ale.
Maverick34 (2784) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber pour, nice head. HInts of maltiness, didn’t really get the hops but I enjoyed.
orangesol (986) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on-tap at Pickles Pub in Ocean City, MD during a recent visit.
A - Pours hazy amber orange with a creamy one finger tall white head leaving light rings of lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of lightly toasted caramel malt, muted grassy hops, biscuity yeast, and a touch of dryness. I was expecting a bit more hops in this one.
T - Starts off with some toasted caramel malt sweetness slowly giving way to a mix of dulled grassy hops and chewy yeast. Finish is a touch dry with some lingering hop bitterness. Pretty good but I was really expecting more hops.
M - Medium-light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Light feel with a mix of dryness and bitterness in the finish.
O - Not bad but it never really blew me away. It was easy drinking but I am not sure if it was an old keg or not but it could have used a bit more hops.
Nejhleader (1406) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Interesting taste. Has a sort of mild odd fruit taste which was surprising. Carbed body, but bitter on the after taste. Didn’t even finish it
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel colored and flavored. Some bread and apricot, a bit of grassy hops to round it out.
Bulk_Carrier (3156) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a hazy amber body, one finger white foamy head. Some carbonation is seen rising.
The smell had light caramel/fruity tones coming forth in front of light hops, malts are slightly there.
The taste was sweet yet bitter between previously mentioned flavors, fruity aftertaste, slight malty finish.
On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium, sessionable, carbonation is spot on.
Overall, I say good for the style and good for me, Id have again if looking for an ESB in the DE area.
alobar (3283) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with minimal head. Aroma of toasted malt, nuts, and citrus. Caramel sweet flavor with toasted malt and nuts. Not bad.
HellesBunny666 (243) - Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty and citric aromas, dry, vinegar smell like hangover beer. Tastes so much better than it smells: light body, smooth, malty and roasty, but not sickening. Pretty decent after all, but not special in any means.