jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap...flying saucer.
very nice beer. smells great and goes down even better.
jgentgesdo (687) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a tan head that slowly diminishes. Nose is initally apple and pear, then subsides to creamy malts. Tastes of malt and hops nicely balanced, with the malts carmelized and fairly creamy, the hops apple blossom. Alcohol rushes the mildly bitter aftertaste that lasts quite a while.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a loverly amber brown. White head with not much action, but that doesnt matter. A soft roasted aroma of sorts to compliment the signature bitter bang. Even though bitter, its smoothe and malty. Very clean brew. Ill buy this again.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pourds a amber/light brown color with a large white head that left a thick lacing on the glass. Very attractive. The aroma is hoppy at first, but closer inspection reveals rich malt undertones. Taste has the expected bitter bite, but is surpisingly smooth and malty at the same time. Rich, clean finish. The best ESB Iíve had.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange brown colour with an off white head. The aromas are malt, caramel and hops. Tastes of hops and malt in good balance nice dry finish. A good beer.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is very nice looking brew.beautiful copper color with little bubbles rising to the top.typical "beer" smell and average head.the taste is very good.not very bitter as the name states,but smooth with a little toffe flavor.overall very nice.
HopalotCassidy (12) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fully Toasty aroma, full head and a sparkling amber glow from the glass. First sip starts sweet fills the mouth with doughy flavor and finishes sharp and clean. ESB isnít my number 1 style but this beer makes me think about a re-evaluation. Very satisfying
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sanctuary, Iowa City. Slightly hazy amber, nice, thin head. Aroma is spicy malt, nice toffee flavor. Medium bodied. Finishes bitter, but not overly so. Hops, yesat, malt, all mingle well. This was really enjoyable after a long drive.
sixpackcharley (19) - barclay, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice bitter. Sweet aroma with a nice full flavor. Pleasing color and sufficient head.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red amber in color. White head. Tast from toffee. Has a sweet ramoma. A well bodied beer.