RateBeer
overall
89
98
style
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed as a collaboration between Goose Island Brewmaster Brett Porter, Senior Brewer Keith Gabbett, Pub Brewmaster Nick Barron and Alumni Brewmaster Greg Hall. Deep mahogany color, rich fruit aroma with notes of lilac, big malt body with touches of roast and a dry, crisp finish.


2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jazzmanjk (3) - USA - OCT 29, 2013 does not count
Smoke, orange marmalade, licorice. Sweet and not very bitter. Good mouthfeel and interesting character. Nothing like any ESB Iíve ever had before, although Iím not very well versed in the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
[Bottle (12oz).] Pours a deep orange-amber with an average size long-lasting frothy off-white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Nice aroma, itís lightly sweet, fruity and pleasantly hoppy along with bready malt. Flavour of sweet malt, herbal hops and fruit -- lightly spicy as well and with a moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied. A well made, solid ESB.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2196) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2013
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts and citrus and pine. Taste is sweet malts, and a nice citrus bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Interesting murky, ruddy color on this, but little apparent head. Drinks with a delicious fall character, richly caramel malt with a nice pleasant floral hop flourish. There is an interesting garden-like essence to this, too. Good stuff. (#5303, 10/27/2013)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crispy34 (400) - Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
12oz bottle. Aroma is darker malt with with some sweetness. Appearance is a murky brown with some lacing. Taste is a light brown ale that turns a darker esb bitter. Palate is pretty neutral. Overall, a great esb. Would buy on draft fo sho. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours orange to brown hazy with a small head, aroma of marmalade, orange, a bit floral, flavor is bitter, floral, slightly smoked, medium bodied

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (968) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle at home. Peculiar aroma with some faint oaky, whiskey, and vanilla underneath. Sweet caramel and nut aroma up front. The flavor profile is very sweet, nutty, vanilla, mildly bitter finish. Weird, but not too bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (545) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a dark, cloudy amber with an unusual yellowish, bubbly head, that dissipates quickly. Sour and malty, moderate hops. Itís okay but I still donít really get the appeal of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2422) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Hazy copper, white film. Sweet, malt, candy and sweet roll aroma, sweet, bitter undertones and a delicate malt taste. Medium body, slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle poured into a shaker. From notes. Citrus and pine with a good dose of roasty caramel. Pretty good.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 » 25


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50