BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice malty flavor with some bitter hops at the end. Finish was a little flat. All in all, a very standard, but very enjoyable ESB, especially considering where it came from. A good session brew.
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a flat brown with some head. Very nice lacing. Decent flavor with nice hoppiness.
jcwattsrugger (11893) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a foamy to rocky off white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is medium malt, secondary flat English hops. Taste is medium malt-some sweet, secondary flat English hops. OK effervescence.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s good. on draft at the tasting room/brewery. this is the type of beer that gets better just knowing where it came from
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I put my thang in this one. Swilred it around. tasted it. Thought it was about as drinkable as a drink gets and then decided that I probably won’t ever drink it again. But it won’t bad.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Durham World Beer Festival. Clear gold with a small white head. Nice biscuity nose and flavor, malty, spicy hops. Solid.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barley’s. Creamy off-white head with moderate retention on top of a caramel-colored body. It had a slightly biscuity malt aroma with some crisp hops. The flavor was nice and malty with plenty of herbal hops to back it up, especially in the finish. Very tasty!
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Nice pale gold color with good carbonation and light head. The aroma was nutty and sharp with soapy hints. Flavor was better than the aroma with nutty bitterness, very light malted grain holding it together. Mostly nutty spicy hops though. Medium dryish body. Not a bad ESB but seemed more like a pale ale.
NachlamSie (3189) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
draught. Pours a dirty orange hue with a pretty good white head. I don’t smell a whole lot on this one, some faint malts and bark. This is definitely an esb, I discover after tasting. It’s quite biting with some mild plasticity and the malts are not all that full or sweet. There’s a little orange peel in the mix and tree bark.
jhliesen (812) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from the brewery--pours a soft copper color with a small froathy head, medium carbonation. Leaves a smalll amount of lacing on the glass. A mix of aromas, first malt then as the glass is drunk the hop aroma takes over. Mouth feel and taste is hoppy, more so than other ESBs.