Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well put together ESB. Beautiful dark copper with a retaining off white fluffy head. Excellent balance with delicious hop flavors and enough malt to keep it from being one dimensional. Long, fresh finish.
SSSteve (3661) - - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. brewer’s share series. a lightly hazy orange with almost no head. a peachy with lightly tart tangerine notes. flavor has some residual malt sweetness that works well with the bitter, earthy, tangerine-ish hop flavors. body is quite full for the style.
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber from Spirits TR. poured a muddy deep orange body under a smaller foamy off-off-white head. Aroma of orange slices, toast, dough, grains. Fuller creamy body with soft carbonation and a full mouthfeel with an average to short duration on the aftertaste. Flavor is a bit better then the aroma with notes of orange, toast, grains, flower stems, some bitter citrus rind on the end. I wasn’t expecting much from this but it’s pretty damn good.
TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Safeway. Clear, light amber pour with a short, off-white head leaving minimal lace. Malty, ripe fruit nose. Medium-light body with light carbonation. Ripe fruit, citrus, grain, tea and sugar. Finish is astringent and bitter. Good, but not entirely sessionable and not really one of the best ESBs I’ve had.
bpreo (1424) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reading the description suggest to me that this brewer, Barney, is way to obsessed with his beer ("It was one of those great beer moments"). This also tells me that this beer will probably be excellent (it is).
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. bomber. Pours copper with small short lived cream colored head. Aroma is doughy with herbal hops. Medium mouthfeel. Crisp with balanced hop taste. For me, not too interesting but not a bad brew.
boFNjackson (4024) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Poured copper/orange with an eggy, off-white head. Nose had some hops, but not like floral or pine-like. More earthy and subdued, a light spicing of hops. Some malt sweetness. Big yeast esters. A hint of bitterness but overall fruity and sweet. Reminded of a lot of beers that come out of New England.
Chuckaduck (605) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep red with a thin white head. Aroma is apple, pear, earth, spec, vanilla, banana. Taste is spicy, sweet, bubblegum, subtle chocolate flavors in the finish. Light carbonation. Smooth cream mouth feel.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a dark clear copper with a tan head that subsides to a lasting creamy layer of froth. Leaves behind a bit lof lace as well.
Aroma: Sweet toffee like malt, fruity yeast and a fresh herbal hop aroma.
Taste: A mixture of fruity yeast, tuned down Full Sail bitey house character, toffee like malt, red apple skin tannins. Finishes with a little bit of bitterness balances out the fruity profile of the beer. Alcohol well hidden for this 6.5%, fairly clear ale.
Mouthfeel: On the thin/sessionable side of medium, moderate carbonation, ever so juicy.
Overall: One of the better ales I’ve had from Full Sail in a few years. The Full Sail house ale yeast isn’t the first and last thing I taste in this, and that is a positive thing for me. Very sessionable for 6.5% as well.
Livid (49) - - JAN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark amber, very little head, but nice lacing. Floral hop aroma, slight pine notes. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Malty, bitter flavor, bready, slighty woody. Nice bitter hop afterglow. Very good, balanced ESB.