dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from csteele2144. Pours a clear amber color with a fluffy, pillowy eggshell head. Aroma is bready notes, some vegetal, pine/resin. Taste is sweet with more vegetal notes, some roast and bitterness. Medium bodied with a long roasty/bitter finish. Not really my cup of tea.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Park Place) - Pours a clear deep copper color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Light to medium carbonation with nice layered lacing. Aroma is light fruity esters and caramel malt. Flavor is slightly bitter malt and light herbal hops. The malt flavors lingers a tad in the finish. Medium to full body. A nice beer.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy copper color, decent head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is floral, spicy, lightly fruity, some caramel. Medium bodied, quite drinkable. Not sure why this was chosen as a 25th anniversary beer.
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful deep amber w/ lasting off white head. Aroma of yeast, malt, and spices. Silky smooth palate. Nice tingling carbonation. Flavors of maple syrup, hops, spices, and citrus. Finish is dry/bitter. Vn brew
Blairgus (3178) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 aug 2013, bottle. Light brown/amber, clear, some bubbles. Nose is copper malt and some grassy hops. Med body and mildly fizzy. Pasty malt and a bit astringent. Ok.
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alobar (3057) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with an aroma of caramel, fruit, and bread. Fruit and bread flavor with caramel and a touch of roasted malt. Very nice.
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, amber color, malty metal aroma, malty caramel,metal, bitter flavors, good finish
MadRobin (2341) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 5oz. sampler at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD.
Clear mahogany with a pale khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of caramel, sweet light fruit, citrus, roasted malt, biscuit and pine.
Taste of caramel, pine, citrus and sweet roasted malt.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a nice, ruddy color with a slight haze. Solid, rocky head of off white foam. Nice retention. The nose has a rich, malty aroma. Nice notes of bread with slight perfumed citrus. Full flavored without being thick or cloying. Nice caramel, toasted malt, and bready notes with a little citrus bitterness on the back end. Very solid for the style and very enjoyable to drink. Recommended.
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/10/2013. Pours slightly hazy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, orange, grapefruit, toast, bread, floral, grass, light pine, light nuttiness, and light yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, orange, grapefruit, apple, brown sugar, floral, grass, light nuttiness, and light yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, citrus, apple, brown sugar, floral, and light nuttiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice clean and balanced taste of malt, hop, and fruity flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice ESB style! All around nice balance of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.