Drake (9999) - 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 (2484) - 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.
after4ever (6549) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Beautiful caramel and orange nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. The mid-palate is fantastic; just enough malty sweetness from residuals, a nice toasted caramel, and some creamy, lightly acidic counterpoint from the hops, giving it a little orange and apricot feel. Very tasty and refreshing. Good spring beer.
kassner (1410) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Faifax VA. I like ESBs and tis is a nice example , plenty of malt and a little hops, deep amber, small head and some spicy background to the finish.
djd07 (5307) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with a small off white head. The aroma is floral hop and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a dry hop and sweet malt flavor with lingering dry finish. A very good ESB from Full Sail.
dumontn (529) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear amber with sparse head. Notes of orange peel and caramel with some metallic citrus notes. Full bodied and creamy, balanced bittersweet finish. Ok beer.
unclemattie (4348) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Orange copper color, no head. Aroma of toasted malts, earthy citrus hops notes. Smells like a traditional English Ale, nice nutty malt character. Nutty malt flavor, calming hop bitterness. Hops have a mellow citrus character, slight earth tones. Finishes with a touch of lemonade citrus from the hops. Very drinkable. An absolutely excellent single hop English Bitter. (3202)
DYCSoccer17 (3459) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Pole line Nugget in Davis, CA. The aroma on this is somewhat metallic with light, spicy, herbal hops. A little buttery with some diacetyl is also present. Transparent copper body with a medium off-yellow head present. This beer starts a little metallic, before it becomes a little floral and fruity in the middle. Finishes with intense amounts of buttery, slippery diacetyl. Why the fuck is this beer rated so highly on here, when it is so flawed?
ben4321 (4539) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 4/10/12
Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet, with some light fruitiness, a little bit of caramel malts, and some bread
Appearance: It pours a clear orange-amber color with a small bubbly white head and drops of light lace-work
Flavor: Tastes mid-plus sweet, with a strong malty presence, a little fruit, and a rather light hop bitterness
Palate: Light-medium bodied, with a smooth feel, soft-to-average carbonation, and a decently long duration
This was a solid, though somewhat unexciting, malt forward brew. Still though, I found it to be rather drinkable and thirst quenching. I may not have been blown away by it, but I certainly liked it.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed, burnt orange to copper hued body with a lasting, small, near white head that fades. Some lace. Aromas are sweet, bready, nutty, malty, caramel, toffee, marmalade, light british yeast esters, pear, crackery, light earthy notes. Flavors are of caramel, medium esters, quite a bit of tea character, toffee, marmalade, light herbal and floral hop notes. Medium to slightly lower carbonation with a fuller body.