TheBeerGod (5176) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky copper with a short tan head. Nutty and sweet aroma with bready notes, spicy hops, caramel and floral hops. Spicy hops up front in the taste with caramel, dark bread, soft nuttiness, sweet malt, and tea notes. Body is medium with a soft creamy carbonation. Ends with more caramel, nutty notes, toasted dark bread, sweet malt, soft fruit notes and tea. Tasty, sessionable ESB.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Mmm mmm mmm! This beer is delicious! I have been on a lot of brew tours. The aroma and flavor takes you right into the brewery where their making the beer. Fresh and flavorful. While drinking this beer I was mentally transported to a vacation I took up the California, Oregon and Washington coasts. What a trip! Underrated. I will be getting a couple more of these. Awesome!
mar (4784) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
gold/amber with a white head. nose is rich toffee, malts, slightly hopped, and bitter. heavy on the palate, chewy caramel, sweet, bitter citrus, and a smooth finish.
Syzzer (583) - Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting light reddish-brown color. Interesting smell and a slight bitter taste. Fairly delicate
Dorwart (2361) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good sized off-white head of rahter fine bubbles from a vigorous pour. Light candy sugar aroma with some sweet tarts, mild toasted grains, tea leaves and some light sprucy hops. Color is a hazy burnt umber. Initial doughy malts and toast then fades into a nice floral and spruce bitterness with some more tea leaves and herbal flavors. Light alcohol presence. Pretty well balanced with some lingering bitterness and toasted malts. Pretty east drinking and good brew.
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful orange color with a lingering pillowy head. Balanced is right. This is malty with a touch of hop but not sweetness. Getting a fruit note in the aroma and the taste which is also a bit creamy as well. Quite lovely.
3fourths (7874) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. nutty, toasty, crunchy nose with sharp apple / pear esters, light corn whiskey / grain touches, toffee / caramel is pleasantly snappy; hops are quiet but earthy / gritty / rough. toasty and crunchy malt, but somewhat doughy altogether with the heavy-feeling body, bready malts and "baker’s yeast" character..
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Light hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
llcooldave (1069) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fruity aroma. Some banana, apple clove and hops as well. Pours a clear reddish amber color. Light taste of roasted malt and a slight hoppy citrus on the palate that finishes dry but a bit watery. Overall, not that bad. smooth drinking, probably good for the summer months.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a clear, deep amber color and a moderate, off-white, pillowy, frothy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves, scattered, tight, frothy lace. The nose is very bready, toasty, caramelly, slight DMS, and faint raisin. The flavor is more earthy and minerally, still toasty, caramelly, and bready. The palate is lively, medium, and creamy. The finish is moderate, minerally, toasty, and drying slightly. Fairly standard ESB but richer and more in every sense. Almost bock-like in some senses, but still fitting the other aspects of the style. Not bad in any way but fairly bland and lacking originality.