jhliesen (816) - 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.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good example of a bitter. Good color, aroma and hoppy finish. Touches of malt flavors in the taste. All-in-all a pleasing beer to drink.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. This seems to be a "safe" ESB. Nothing very original. Hops that resemble grapefruit zest and a bit of maltiness. Kind of one dimensional and not something I would order again, but not terrible for what it is.
DDD (1) - USA - AUG 18, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Barley’s Taproom, Asheville, NC and again at the French Broad Brewery Tasting Room
The BEST ESB I’ve ever had! Wonderful hoppiniess with a crisp finish.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Barley’s Taproom, Asheville NC. Slight malt sweetness and intense bitter hops on the nose. Dark copper color and very bubbly. Mild citrus hops flavor along with some apple over a medium alcohol and bitter malt body. Dry finish. A great ESB.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one on tap at The Federal in Durham. Served it at cellar temperature. Light copper color with tenacious head. Low to moderate carbonation. Malty aroma and flavor with mild hop bitterness. Smooth finish.
BeerandBlues2 (11973) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Hoppy, floral, and citrus aromas. Pours copper with a frothy white head; good lacing. Citrus hoppy flavor, hidden malt. Medium bodied and creamy palate.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden yellow with a nice head. Flavor is nice but way to bitter for me. Not something Ill ever try again
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Coppery, with little white yead. Smells a little hoppy, but the bitterness was lacking. It tasted underhopped and malty. Crisp finish, but not a particularly noteworthy beer.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. orange, clearer, small white head.
aroma of oily piney hops...i like that...very hop dominated character, not a typical ESB, a little light, reminds me of a typical IPA, good though.