wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Creamy off-white head, Pale golden, clear color. Slight sweetness and malt in aroma. Yeasty wheat aroma. Slight bitterness in the middle. Grainy flavor. Slightly bitter in aftertaste. I thought this was a summer beer when I drank it and of course the idiots at Flying Saucer told me it was a IPA--why do they hire morons who think that Michelob is a premium beer to work in a place that has 200 taps? It is very counterproductive for the consumer.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad at all. Cloudy almost opaque gold coloration. Nice dry and somewhat citrusy. Floral notes were detected also, bitter finish and quite crisp. Better E.S.B’s are out their but this was still pretty good.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy Goldish Orange, Small head. Clean, savory spicy aroma. Sharp piney hop flavors up front, thin but certain malt flavors. Crhisp, earthy finish. Not what I think of when I think ESB, but I like it, nonetheless.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAR 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An average ESB. Yellow/golden color with a slim head. Not much of an aroma, but some malt and some bitterness as well. Smooth malty taste. Some dry bitterness at the end. Overall not that bad of an ESB! Had this on tap at Union Jack's in Knoxville, TN.