Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Stated IBU = 42. Pours a hazy medium orange-amber color with a frothy, bubbly, cream colored head. Wet, soapy lacing drips down the glass. The aroma shows light, toasty biscuit malts, white bread, grassy hops and orange peel. Flavors are well balanced and delicate. Toffee and toasted bread provide a nice, subtle malt bed for dry grassy and bitter citrus hops. The finish is crisp and lightly peppery. Medium-light bodied, with balanced carbonation, the palate is dry, bording on astringent. Overall, this is a pretty nice little session brew. Solid.
Ibrew2or3 (7957) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Gillard. Bomber pours clear copper with off white head. The aroma is mild malts along with a bit of vague citrus hops. The flavor has a kiss of hoppiness coming from orange peel and tangelo. Then I get crystal malts and a nuttiness building into an tart and drying malt astringency. It ends with moderate bitterness. Seems like a nut brown ale leaning toward astringency meets an ESB.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of a strong body with hint of malt liqour carbonation. Nutty taste and slight bitterness.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid amber pour. Good aroma, floral, slight nut and malt. Medium body, good amount of carbonation. Pretty much the same flavor as aromas. Good bite and clean at the finish. I enjoyed this one, pretty good overall and drinkable.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy Gillard. Pours a clear copper with a one finger white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of floral and earthy hops with sweet malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness. Good.
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Gillard.
Aroma filled with earthly yeast, some spices and citrus notes.
Taste is filled with malty/sugary and lightly spicy. Well balanced but nothing spectacular.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 On tap at Milltown, Carrboro. Was pleasantly surprised by this one. The aroma ws very nicely spicy, with some citrusy hops in there that suggest a hybrid version of the style. Nice amber color, full head and mouthfeel. This one seems a bit underrated to me.
nearbeer (4673) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml. Orange-amber and clear with a huge creamy head that takes a while to settle, and laces the glass well. Vegetal, slight citrus and earth-spice aromas. Grainy caramel and woody hops are in balance on the front, with dry wood and bitter nut flavors winning out in the end. Flavor almost like rye bread at times. Medium body is smooth and finishes nicely dry.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bomber from Bruisin Ales on 6/14/08.
Clear orange pour under an off white head of medium size and durability, and showing some respectable lace. Aroma has lots of caramel, some grainy notes, and a slightly spicy background.
Medium bodyand carbonation, smooth, easy drinking, nothing objectionable on the palate. Sweet up front with toffee and caramel, soft bitterness comes on at the end to dry out the finish. All in all , reserved, yet drinkable, a solid session beer.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From draught sample at French Broad. Light malty aroma with a bit of grassy hops and caramel or honey. Golden amber clear with no head. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Fairly dry ESB, needs a bit more malt. Nice hoppy finish but a bit acidic, maybe too much carbonation in there.