Miked1687 (572) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into glass. deep tobacco mahogany appearance with a white head. Smells caramel, some malt. Taste is sweet with a bit of hops, bitter, caramel, floral. Not bad.
Finhead (1092) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, red pour with an off-white head. The aroma has bread, some caramel, and light pine. It has a light body with a crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a dry finish.
Headbanger (2863) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 6/8/13 (Binny’s Downers Grove Mix a Six)-42° in english Pint-Pours a clear mahogany with an off white head. Aroma of nalt, bread, citrus, and pine. Taste of the same with more hops on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.
TheArgoPirate (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bready nose with an earthy hop presence. Pours a clear orange with thin white head. Taste is malty, floral, woody. Clean piney hop finish. Pretty good overall, nice balance.
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novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty decent ESB from the gang of Goose/Busch. Very dry with a big malt body. Not my favorite, as it tasted slightly metallic, but I was happy to try it.
RickTStiles (656) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
slightly sour, acidic aroma. taste is bitter with orange notes. finish is fruity and bitter.
arkurzynski (1373) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany pour with white head. Nose is floral pine and citrus with nutty toasted malt and dried fruit. Flavor is caramel, toasted malt, and oranges finishing with a semi-dank citrusy pine bitterness. More floral notes. Lingering bitterness and highly toasted malt. Moderately dry.
RoyalFlushing (321) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear mahogany with a thin white head and no lacing. Aroma includes floral notes, caramel malt, and resiny hops. Taste begins with big malt flavor followed by a subtle wave of bitterness leading to a crisp finish with some citrus notes lingering. Decent ESB, but underwhelming for an anniversary beer.
Evolutionary (239) - Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at mellow mushroom. Medium amber pour and fruity hop nose. Doesn't taste like an esb really, but more of a medium hoppy ale. Crisp and clean with a medium body. Some well balanced fruity sweetness to match the cut of the hops.
---Rated via my mouth
bwa5879 (501) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark clear amber pour from bottle purchased at drakes party center, Kalamazoo MI. Very tiny bubbles rising to inch of Manila colored head. Fragrant floral and pine hops with sweet fresh cut hay aroma. Mouthfeel is a bit more tingly than average, pretty clean finish. Bitterness in the taste is kind of subtle and smooth, mixed with floral hops, some melon flavor, some saltiness and a yeastiness like fresh baked bread. Nice well rounded beer with decent flavor and not too heavy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone