unclemattie (3901) - Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. 2006. Light brown color, khaki head. Rich hoppy aroma. Crisp malt background.
emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was absolutely wonderful.
Clean and soft copper tinted pour with a one finger beige head that quickly collapses. Very nice aroma, upfront and refined malt character with earthy and bready notes leading a fruity and toffee-ish sweetness. Excellent flavor, clean and fruity sweetness with a bready malt profile and earthy hops.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mellow, buffered/muted cereal malt aroma - not bad, not rich. Bad label, standard US longneck, clear dark maple brown; impressive, floofy tan head - a mix of large and small bubbles. Sweetish up front, woody bitterness on the tail end. This just isnít that complex, nor does it have the hallmarks that Iím looking for in a good ESB - be it Brit or US. A high palate bitterness is prominent in the finish. Drinkable, but not special. Thanks to PorterPounder who noticed that Iíd been passing this by.
SSSteve (3550) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. clear burnt orange under a large, fluffy head. malty aroma with light floral hops. a bit of warmth in this one clocking in at 6.5. crystal malt flavors with some maris otter depth to the base malt. hops are a little more bitter in the flavor than the aroma suggests, but itís still a wonderful malt forward brew that reminds me more of a fall beer or even a german marzen. really hits the spot.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy amber, lasting head. Good lace. Weak beginnings but well hopped long finish
kidmartinek (2965) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, but deep amber and a large foamy head. Clean bready aroma. Cool. Malty amber backbone but finishes with a healthy bitterness making it great. Oh shit, ambers are growing on me. I know its an ESB! What other kind of amber is there? Youíre not thinking of that lager thing, are you?
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent, full of rich caramel and toffee maltiness. Floral hoppiness that turns to bitterness in the finish, with a small amount of light fruitiness. Well balanced, easy to drink.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2000
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I like all of Full Sails beers, this is an excellent beer, hoppy, good malts and a real stand up taste.
joeneugs (2573) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a brilliantly clear copper color with a pillowy off white head. The aroma is nicely balanced with fruity English yeast esters, dense maltiness and an herbal, mildly floral hop character. The flavor is the same. Good complex malt profile with a hint of sweetness melds nicely with the herbal hops. Light fruity yeast quality. Mouthfeel is perfect for the style with a good finish. Great ESB.
AirForceHops (2350) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber in color thin, white lasting head. Nose is toffee and English ale yeast. Flavor is right along the correct flavors for the style. Weak caramel, nuts and yeast. I donít get any bitterness at all. All malt. No bottle date on the label. Hard to know if age has hurt this. Overall drinkable.