robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper Coloring with Sandy Ring. Sweet, Hoppy and Mandarin Aroma. Smooth Almost Silky Mouthfeel. Sweet, Light Hits of Citrus, Light Wet Hops Notes at End That Quickly Disappear.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing all that special about this beer. Bitter hops really don’t add anything to this beer. It’s just kinda there.
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper color with a medium head. No aroma. Taste is slightly bitter malt. Very watery body.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at pub. The darker amber body for an ESB. The aroma and flavor reminded me of brandy served at a communion service in church. Decent stuff.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brew starts off with a mild resinous hoppy taste. It then moves into thick walnut, while delicate honey and vanilla sit high in the nose. Very nice! The end disappears into smooth caramel malts, ending the drink on a slightly sweet note. Best brew of the seven I tired.
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I must have had a good batch of this. Nice piney hop aroma with some floral notes that reminds me of fresh money. Dark copper color, thin and creamy white head. Interesting flavor, brillian caramel really stands out. The first drink is like licking caramel squares. Then an eathy pine hop flavor takes over from there. Lighter body, average carbination. The bartender said this is a version of their red that has a few more hops and then is dry hopped. I liked it.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bronze and no head. Aroma is cotton, fabric softener and a subtle hop bouquet. Thins out quickly on the palate and then the bitterness creeps in. This is subtle. Initial impression is watery, but then it’s an ESB – bitter, with flavors consistent with watered down scotch. Authentic English character, just not my thing.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one after the scotch and this a little sweet again. I did like it with the wood-friut taste but need more hops a bit more bitterness
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours an orange hue with a nice off-white head with good lacing. soft earthy hop aroma with some caramel malt notes. Earthy hop flavors that were very true to style. awesome lacing! firm bitterness more like an APA. I detect Fuggles hops in this one due to the earthy/resiny finish. Another winner from this brewery.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub (on cask). Lightly cloudy dusky brown with the tiniest wisp of head...nose slightly woody, dry, very spare...body dense and more woody, hints of cherry and apple sweetness especially near the end...smooth.