JaBier (4762) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass at Founder’s on 3/29/13. Clear amber pour with a thick beige head. Malty nose with caramel and grassy hops. Malty and caramelly flavor with an earthy hop finish.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Founders. Served in a nonic pint.
A: Pours a dark amber color with some clear brown highlights to it. A white head forms on the pour and recedes to thin cap. Sticky white lace is left down the glass.
S: Light citrus hops with a caramel malt sweetness. Some sweetened biscuit malt with subtle grassy nature with a touch of dankness.
T: The taste pretty much follows the nose. Very sweet caramel malt backbone with a little cereal grain as well. Nice bursts of citrus hops with with some background dankness to it and minimal grassy notes.
M: Light bodied and very easy drinking. Medium low carbonation with a dry finish.
O: Very solid and drinkable beer. Nice balance of hops and malty sweetness. I’d definitely knock back a few pints of this.
Serving type: on-tap
joshwoodward (561) - - APR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice. Solid hoppy backbone, balanced with a nice maltiness. Piney. A little overcarbed on tap.
artmcd8 (1515) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taproom at Founders. Hoppy aroma. Subdued bitter taste. Reddish orange pour. Good carbonation. Should get bottled.
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charule (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at KBS release. Sweet aroma. Slightly hoppy sweet flavor well balanced.
ryanfolty (1831) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
March 28, 2013 - on tap at brewery. Dark orange pour with some head and lacing. Sweet malt and piney hop in aroma and taste with a mild bitter finish. Light to medium body and some carbonation.
Mittenator (1232) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Reddish copper pour with thin head. Minimal aroma. Super grainy flavor. Not a fan.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber, minimal head. medium bitterness, but still quite smooth. nice complexity. Why aren’t ESBs more common in the craft world?
HonkeyBra (3255) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the Founders brewery. Reddish pour with a tan head. Aroma of fruity malts, mild chocolate, mild leafy bitterness. Pretty nice american ESB. Flavor is mildly bitter with a strong fruity malt component. Hard not to like this one. Flavor is right where I’d expect. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Pretty good session beer. Finishes fruity with a twinge of leafy hops.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Founders brewery. Copper with a thin tan head. Aroma of toffee, mild fruit and floral hops. Taste is very ESBish with pitted fruits, caramel, chocolate and a mild bitter character. Smooth and easy drinking…. ok.