ben4321 (4823) - 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 (7904) - 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.
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours copper with an attractive beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a very dry finish. Nicely hopped for a well-balance flavor. Tastes like something you would get in a good English pub.
legion242 (2336) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Being one of my favourite styles, I had big hopes for this one, but alas, it was not to be- very, very pedestrian.
matthewjk (987) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured from 22oz bomber - hmm...look, I like the iridescent orange appearance and the perfect viscosity, but this is an odd beer! Something intangible I don’t like about the overall experience with this thing; the flavor profile is hard to pinpoint and not altogether enjoyable. I think the main ingredients are orange peel and distilled vinegar. Go on, piss off now.
SudsMcDuff (6921) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light ruby amber .. medium foam . .. lacing is quite good .. . light caramel, light sap, biscuit, and very light fresh wood .. . hi duncan!! .. shows a touch, just a touch, of booze but still quite easy to put down .. . a big esb for sure, but its kinda nice .. . . geez you’re a yutz!
nimbleprop (6062) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours clear, dark gold with one ring of white head. Nose is sweet, honey, perfume, lemons, malty. Flavor is sweet, malty, honey, treacle, light lemon, green pepper. Medium bodied, sweet finish.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy tan-orange, thin white ring. Nose is old caramel, candy sugar, underattenuation screaming out, light butterscotch. Flavor is bubblegum, caramel, tea, hope old and sugar too prevalent. Thin, sticky sweet profile with honey down the end.
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dull orange/amber hue. The head is thin and light tan. It’s hard to discern any real aroma here initially ... maybe just a little "normal beer" malt ... nothing to give me any hint of what’s to come. This drinks pretty much middle of the road, at first impression. Concentrate on it a little harder and you get a little fest-y snap, and a bit of orchard fruit. I think it a bit misleading to market this as an ESB ... although a tad bit more laden with NW American hops, this carries more as a Vienna or Fest, IMHO. Certainly enjoyable, definitely not indicative of 6.5%, but a little different than I expected. (#4531, 3/21/2012)
bu11zeye (12301) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, earth, light pine, florals, and minerals. Flavor of biscuit, grass, earth, subtle orange, and minerals.