fattybladdy (202) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, clear amber pour. Scent is malty and woodsy. Taste is sweet caramel malt with some light bitter hops in the finish. Crisp and clean, easy to kick back.
darthmoore (8) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber with quite a bit of orange tint. A very rocky three finger head from a somewhat aggressive pour. Head sticks around and leaves plenty of beautiful lacing.
Scent is of a citrus and floral hop character with a bit of caramel malt and some grassiness.
The taste follows the nose with medium caramel sweetness, medium bitterness, and a lightly sour finish. A very balanced and complex beer.
Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, with a long finish. A bit astringent.
Overall a wonderful ale for the fall or any time of year really. This is very good beer and I would definitely buy it again.
jrodooo5 (500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very pretty pour that is burnt orange with a thick white head that leaves a nice ring of lacing. The aroma is pretty weak but the flavor is clean and smooth. Exceptionally light on the palate in a very positive way. The hops are very subdued for an ESB but it definitely has the nice fall spice going on. Good beer!
berkshirejohn (3648) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. A slightly hazy amber pour with a cream head; caramel aroma; malty caramel taste with a slight hoppy zing; and a sweet toffee fudge finish.
tonyth1965 (30) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great ESB! Pours honey brown, with a nice tan head that lingers and laces nicely. No fancy flavors here, just excellent malts and hops, what a beer should be.
bagalagalaga (55) - Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It smells pretty refreshing, but the bitterness is a bit skunky and really lingers. This bottle is pushing the 180 days of freshness claim, but Iíve had this one before and remember it being a little too harsh on the taste buds to really want to drink more than one.
Beerathon (598) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, this beer really surprised me. I have not really liked much of Goose Island beers in the past, but this one is good. Nice ESB. Hops and malts blend nicely. Deep orange in color with think white head and slight lacing.
jeremyh70 (358) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with some orange tints. Not much head and only a small amount of lacing. Some citrus in aroma with floral hops apparent and slight caramel. Some malt sweetness first, but only a bit, then hop grassiness that turns to moderate bitter that lightly lingers. Full flavor and moderate mouthfeel. Drinkable but a little too bitter for my taste. Not my style but I could drink. Bought at Smooth Endings in a sixer of marzen/oktoberfests.
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kambei70 (307) - - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Spicy smell with some pine and slight citrus. Good copper red color and good head. Hoppy malty bitter taste that lingers. Carbonated. Okay.
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OzarkElmo (271) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mostly clear amber with moderate beige head. Lightly hopped with a bit of malt & spice. Good bitter finish - nice brew