jcnielsen (1707) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled at Flat Branch. Pours a reddish copper color with white head. Malty, sweet, biscuit flavors. Tastes like a homebrew gone bad. Bleh.
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. This pours bright red brown with a nice frothy head. Thick lacing remains. A sweet malty nose. This was served just a bit warm which I liked and it added authenticity. Rich malts are tasted first. There are more gentle hops on the side that add fruit and bitterness. Perhaps a bit of grass, too. A nice creamy feel.
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On draft at the source. The beer is light copper with a quarter inch of white head. The aroma is alarmingly sweet, lacking the biscuit malt character that I find so delectable in this, and other English styles. The flavor is a mess. Too sweet. Unbalanced and out of character for the style. I didn’t finish this one.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet, thick, under-attenuated pale ale that has some nutty depth to it. Would’ve liked some more bitterness and character from the hops, among other things. Had a waft of acetic, vinegar-like sourness that might have meant the dreaded I-word. I was left to wonder whether this place has gone downhill from student days, or if the beer was never really that good. Bummer.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red amber - cloudy cask conditioned. Aroma sweet malty...faintly hopped. Flavor is mild and slightly bitter. Caramel and some bread flavors..yeast. earthy. Creamy palate...overall very nice cask esb. Enjoyable and drinkable.
Kartoffeln (40) - Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep gold with white thin head. Lacked much aroma, but had decent bitter flavor balanced by a malty sweetness. Well balanced but could use more intense aroma
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured a reddish color. The aroma was slightly hoppy. The flavor was mostly mild hops and a little malt. Not a bad ESB.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium gold amber colored brew topped with a bright white head. The nose is dusty toffee with some bread crust. The taste is fairly sweet with some caramel. There is also pancakes and a weird green wood finish.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted at Flat Branch Brewery in Columbia, Missouri. Light to medium orange appearance. Orange-white head. Malty aroma and flavor served at room temperature.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the restaurant. Poured an amber color with a small white head that went rather quickly. Aroma was bread, floral and soap?, Flavor was sweet up front and bitter in the aftertaste. Decent but not their best.