BVery (6103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle via trade with Alex - thanks! Mostly clear orange pour with a smaller white head. Soft earthy malts and a little bit of grassy hop - just a bit. Easy drinking, and nothing off-putting in here. Pretty solid ESB.
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Four Peaks Tempe. Pours a clear, dark golden appearance with a small khaki head. Light toffee, a touch butterscotch, caramel malty aroma. Light lemon zesty, caramel flavor. Ok.
AtronSeige (558) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper color with a off-white head that stays. Head leaves good lacework. Fairly active carbonation in the glass.
Strong aroma of hops, almost floral, with a slight malty sweetness in the back.
A good medium bitterness with a toasty, quite dry taste in the back of your throat. Almost salty.
Medium bodied with very active carbonation once on the tongue. Almost a
slick/oily feeling in the mouth. The dryness is quite long lasting.
This is a beer that can be consumed in large quantities, but I am worried that the dryness may lead to me eventually drowning in the beer.
12 Oz Bottle, poured. Brought from USA by my Mom! :)
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Its hard to get an English bitter to work in the States, and this one is slightly better than average. Their selection of EKG apparent and well-done. The malt choice a bit more suspect.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Four Peaks. Clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of toast, lemon, herbal tea and light caramel. Flavor is toasty malt with a medium hop bitterness, light fruitiness. Medium to light body with a crisp finish. Good session beer, clean, crisp and refreshing.
kaser (2625) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on draft at four peaks brewpub. Light orange pour. Bitter and earthy smell. Smooth. Tasty. Lemon and citrus notes
RobertDale (3408) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Scottsdale brewpub. Comes a nice gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, florals, and pine. Taste is malt, lemons, oranges, caramel, florals, and pine. Nicely done!
Jow (2091) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap somewhere in Sedona during a drunken evening. Pours orange with semi-sweet aromas. Tastes of caramel, floral, and malty. Pretty bitter and well carbonated. nothing special but pleasant
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is what it is. Itís a perfectly clear amber ale with spicy hop notes and a malty sweet flavor. Itís a classic style done well but we arenít reinventing the wheel here.
Hanan (78) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with a light head, for this rating itís a bottle, but Iíve had on tap and cans. Ya mellow, refreshing on a summer Arizona day. At the top of English ESBs. In fact, very close in taste to Bass. So I did a blind taste test, very similar to Bass but to my surprise I preferred the 8th Street Ale. Just tasted a little more lively, a little spice to it. Pleasant malty flavor. Not detecting much sweetness. Feint bitterness, maybe orange.