bwa5879 (537) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Kalamazoo Tiffany's. clear amber pour into shaker, half inch of off white/yellow head. Hop scent that is very citrus. A little grain aroma too. Tingly medium mouth feel, average and appropriate carbonation. Taste is pretty well blended between hops and malt, hop flavor is grapefruit citrus, with a hint of pine too, malt takes the edge off so its not so in your face bitter. Finish is clean and light with just a hint of wheaty lemon citrus. One of my favorite harvest ales this year.
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hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had an amber colored body that leaves a beautiful soft foamy yet lumpy two finger white head that lasts for at least a good two minutes. Beautiful nice lacing appears and clings nicely to the sides of the pint glass. The body is slightly hazy yet no carbonation is rising.
The smell had a slightly bland but herbal with some hops here and there, a bit of breadiness comes out in a toasty sort of way.
The taste had a soft biscuit-ness with a caramel kind of maltiness, interesting (it is an ESB, though).
On the palate, she sat at medium with a nice feel on the tongue, perhaps, close to perfect.
Overall, this turned out better than I thought, I’d have this again.
tillmac62 (135) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOD 9/1/13. Pours a clear medium amber with a slight ruby cast. Very nice well formed head with lacing that retains well. The slight nose is sweet citrus fruit (mango and orange) and caramel over a biscuit sweetness. The body is almost medium with a smooth texture that approaches a slight slickness. Normal carbonation with little effervescence. The flavor profile is well balanced. It begins with slight citrus sweetness, progresses to caramel and biscuit sweetness and finishes with a nice mild bitterness. The finish is more smooth than crisp and leaves a nice herbal bitterness.
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. amber with one finger head. i love the honkers, but this might be even better. full-flavored esb.
Pershing (459) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured one and half 12 ounce bottles into a nonic pint glass. Clear medium copper color with an off-white tightly packed lasting head. Light spruce aroma with some malt. Medium body with a fair amount of hop bitterness to match the style with some caramel and toffee notes. finishes a little dry with some lingering bitterness.
ExpendableHero (728) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colored brew with an off white head. Aromas of toffee and pine needles. Tastes of some caramel, toasted nutty notes, some toffee, and earthy hops. Nice biscuit malt balance. Dry, bitter finish. This was quite nice and unique for the style.
Cajun (197) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle - Pours medium to dark amber hue with carbonated white head Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, grass, citrus, honeydew melon. Kind of sweet, but a pleasant hops bitterness in the after. I got some impressions of a Bock at first. This is a unique take on an ESB. I like it.
jercraigs (7337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-12-14. Crisp orange amber body with a small off-white head. 3+ Aroma is mild and vaguely floral. Flavour is malty and lightly cereally, mild fruity floral hop character. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Bottle sample at Abraxas, Miami
HuskerTan (342) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A- Malty, caramel, spruce.
A- Copper color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Malty, bitter, caramel, spices.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish.
O- Not overly refreshing but not horrible.
Rperez (103) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice copper color with a medium to full body and great balance of malt and citrus flavors.
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PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl.- World Market - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium copper pour, light off-white head. Aroma has a wort-like essence to it, a touch of spruce. Flavor has a nice underlying subtle bitterness to it with some citrus, a touch of spiciness and some nuttiness. Mouthfeel has a nice bit of carbonation to it. Pretty decent.