Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 This pours a reddish-copper color with a thin off-white head. The aroma is of floral hops (rose?) with a hint of sweet maltiness. Smooth mouthfeel with strong malts coupled with am earthy, flowery hop balance. Clean but mildly bitter finish. Few American breweries do an English ESB as nicely as this.
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Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby body, with a medium off-white head. Hoppy aroma, some malts. Nice bitterness with a subtle malt backbone. Good one.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper bronze with a thick puffy, and well-lacing off-white head. Aroma is semi-sweet, malty, and earthy with an English hop balance. Body starts with a candy-like sweetness, some lager-like off-flavors and a semi-dry finish. Goes down smooth, but could use a touch more balance throughout. Otherwise a decent ESB, thanks Indiana_Red.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful dark brown, nice sized fluffy off white head. Aroma is strong hops. Flavor is bitter, and roasted malt. A very acidic taste. full of bitter flavor, very nice on the palate! A fine brew, and thanks go out to Indiana Red!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yo, Snoop Dawg here in the hizzouse. Dis here Bitch Creek be stylin’, profilin’ and their ain’t no D-nyin’ dis be a good brew. Much love to Indiana Red. Peace.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2004. Deep golden body with mild carbonation and a tight sudsy beige head. Aroma of toasty malts, earthy hops and a smoky note as well. Malty but semi-dry flavor with a nice medium bitter finish. A highly drinkable, nicely styled ESB.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wood Stained Amber Coloring with a Small Head. Well Balanced Malt and Hops. Sweet with Bitter Ending. Excellent ESB.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany is a good description of the colour. Moderate caramel head. Rich malt aroma with present hops. Dark sweet malt flavour. Intriguing bitterness and trace of alcohol.
badgerben (4630) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mahogany color with a thin, lacy head. Very malty aroma. The taste lives up to the aroma. I could have sworn I tasted something a little bit like lemongrass... quite a nice bitter!
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a sweet ass bitter. The name of it is the shit too. It was one of my favorite Grand Teton beers. It was red with a creamy head.