incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Bitter here. Dark amber color. Lots of sweet carmel with a nice bitter bite at the end.
islay (1414) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3 oz. sample, on tap at the brewhouse. This was the second of 9 Fitger’s beers I tried on 4-4-08. Light, buttery aroma. Caramel scent. The smell is pleasant but forgettable. Pours a clear, dark brass to copper color with a moderate amount of near-white head. Caramel and lightly toasted malt flavors. Dry finish. The taste is quite nice. Light, dry aftertaste. Light body.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a large head. Didn’t know at the time it is served on nitro. Very doughy aroma with some subtle hops. Toasted malts, sweet and bitter after taste. Very different but also very very good.
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Brewhouse. I think this is Fitgers best beer; the fact that it is served on nitrogen gives it a lovely appearance and creamy palate. Compares to Red Hook ESB; balance tends towards the hop/bitter end but a real nitrogen pull helps keep the beer from being too intense.
undsioux7 (835) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample at pub. Its pretty much a basic ESB. Very true to the style. Very sessionable, but just missing something for me.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one on draught as part of the sampler flight at the brewery in Duluth, Minnesota. Clear copper pour with a very thick, off white head, a sweet and carmelly nose. Malty, yeasty and alcoholic. This was better than I expected.
Nuffield (3772) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth body. Deep amber with foaming head, very rich. Nice English character, tempered on the hop side and nicely drinkable. I like it when brewers make bitters more closely to the English example. (on tap at brewpub)
JK (4865) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber color. Thick, long lasting white head. Light malt aroma of a bitter. Aromas has bear and bitter malt as well. Mildly bitter flavor and lots of fruit, especially for the style.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Fitgers Brewhouse in Duluth, MN, pours a clear coppery red/brown brew with a creamy off white head. Aroma of hickory wood, some citrus and breakfast biscuits. Taste is sweet, smooth medium body and a touch of apple sour. Finish has a flowery hop bitterness with a grainy aftertaste.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Fitgers Brewpub in Duluth MN. Nice creamy whit head and amber color. Sweeet orange malt nose. Bitter creamy body with a slightly grainy aftertaste.