Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bomber thanks to Mike. Honey, fruity, bready, slight toffee. A nice, well made beer.
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Dull orange color with a thin white head. Mild nose of caramel malts and lighty floral. Soft, malty taste with mostly caramel and bready bits. Very faint florals; no real bitters in this ESB.
MikeJslc (687) - USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium copper, off white head. Aroma: biscuity malt with caramel, fruity esters, spicy/floral hops. Flavor: biscuity malt with an earthy character, some caramel sweetness, moderate spicy hop flavor.
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5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Darker amber, slight haze, moderate frothy off-white head, sticky lacing.   Soft biscuit nose, slight resin or citrus peel as well.   Malty start, biscuity but not heavy, with a soft ctirus peel background.   Very smooth and well balanced.   Has soft hop aspect that lends itself well to the semi-sweet maltiness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Overall a well balanced, smooth, and easy drinking ESB.   Fairly crisp too!
J_man (665) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a really fruity aroma with cherries, watermelon and cotton candy. Hazy orange/amber with a low volume but persistent off-white head. Some of this fruity sweetness follows on the initial taste, but is tamed somewhat with soft, bready malt and a surprising spicy/earthy bitterness. Finishes with a light and lasting bitterness and a nice biscuity aftertaste. This is a well balanced beer that gets better as you drink it and it warms up.
Derek881 (945) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy amber-orange color with an average-sized, foamy white head with short retention, very little cling, and modest lacing. The aroma featured rich malt tones with caramel and touches of sugar and candy, along with some hops featuring citrus, pine, and floral touches. The taste had a subtle sweet maltyness along with a slight sour floral effect and some modest grainy bitterness. The beer had an average thickness with a crisp, dry, lighter mouthfeel, and had average carbonation and fizz.
emacgee (3874) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by turdferguson. Pours a soft coppery amber with two fingers of sandy off white head. Nose is bready with an upfront English hop quality, herbal and earthy with some wet tea leaf, spice, and caramel malt. Herbal and bready flavor, I wish I had more of a vocabulary for English style beers. I get a mild/appropriate showing of diacetyl, a hop character that I would describe as herbal, bready notes, and then more diacteyl/butter. Just not my style, I recognize this as being well done though.
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Sam’s. Hazy orange with a small white head. Nose is heavily malted, bread, grain, caramel. Flavor is pretty similar, very sweet for a beer with bitter in the name. This beer sucks. But ill probably finish it because i am poor.
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts, honey, herbal hops. The taste is bitter citrus and herbal hops with faint toasted malts. Medium bodied. Solid beer.
jcnielsen (1715) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Thanks to adnielsen for the bottle. Pours an orange color with a white head. Aromas of bread, caramel, and earthy hops. Malty, caramel, and earthy flavors. Pretty good for a esb.