chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at Anaheim Stadium. Pours amber brown with a fluffy tan head. Slight aroma of roasted nuts and caramel malt. Flavor is mostly bitter and sour with some roastiness. Overall not very enjoyable, never again.
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; thought I had previously rated it, so I didnít note anything about the color. Aroma of toffee and flowers. Flavor was spot on for the style. Very recognizable as an English pale. Good toffee and caramel flavor with some woody vanilla. Good crispness and slight sweetness. Hops were mainly grassy and floral. REally good for the style.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was surprisingly good and surpsiginly English in overall character. Itís copper with a medium, light tan head, steadily shrinking to a thin, permanent top with only weak hints of lace. The aroma is flowery and a bit earthy with prominent breadcrust, as well as hints of caramel and grapefruit. The taste is mild caramelly malt, bread, mild lightly grapefruity citrus, hints of pine, leaves, and earth, and a light fruitiness. Itís a bit mild and some of the specific flavours are not my real preference, being a little more grapefruity than I ideally prefer. However, it has definite English qualities as well and is well balanced in flavours and in sweetness-bitterness, with both lasting. It also goes well with food and is easy to drink.
scottw86 (1167) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma was slightly hoppy with some interesting malt aromas. Taste was very sweet. The malts are the highlight in this one. Finish was nice and hoppy.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Liqourama. Nice amber color with a thick beige head. Couldnít detect much smell, but tast was of traditional caramel amd malts. Very smooth and low carbination.
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12oz bottle an amber color with medium sized off-white head. Aroma is light with caramel and malt. Flavor is full with a small amount of roast grain, malt and caramel that has a mild sweetness and crisp but mild bittering finish. I found this beer exceptionally easy to drink and smooth. Good flavor and one Iíll come back to regularly.
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Pours a deep amber with a sweet, slightly hoppy aroma. Taste is almost all hops, with caramel undertones and a big hop finish. Defnitiey worth a buy.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2012 Amber color with sweet hop nose. Sweet caramel and malty flavor with a crisp hoppy finish. Smooth and sweet but very refreshing.
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle Poured a clear orange color w/a slight off white head. Decent hop aroma. Some up front flavor of hops, than taken over by a moderate roasted malt flavor w/traces of caramel. Decent mouthfeel w/a bitter finish. Solid, easy drinking brew, quite enjoyable.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 This is definitely one of the lighter Firestone Walkers, with a caramel-colored body and a white head. It has a sweet, almost chlorine-like aroma, clean and light. The flavor is unique, with a definite English characteristic thatís nit quite nutty, not quite sugary, but... Maybe it is... Much like sugar cane. Itís light, but thick, and light enough to seem airy and will make you belch if you drink it fast enough. A great ESB, easy, not offensive at all, and finishes well balanced and clean.