firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my go to Asheville beer when I want something that is full of flavor but not wanting something that smashes my face. Easy drinking English bitter and a nice malty backbone and subtle, hop aroma and flavor. I haven’t found much difference between bottle and draft so that makes me even happier when drinking it. Good solid beer.
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent ESB, on tap at the brewery in asheville, smooth, easy drinking, part of flight
dunn4040 (128) - Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a thin white head. Aroma is a bit of citrus zest, honey, and a little bit of hops. Taste is pretty well balanced. Lightly toasted malts, a hint of sweetness, and a little bit of bitterness from the hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and on the lighter side. Might be slightly under-carbonated but overall has a good feel on the palate. The taste and the body is very similar to a brown ale to me.
Overall this is a very drinkable beer. It lacks the complexity to really stick out from the crowd but that does not mean that it is not enjoyable. You could easily sit down a drink a few of these in one sitting.
jhliesen (768) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle--gets better as it warms. Deep copper color with a medium head that recedes. Aroma is caramel, roast and solid nuts. Taste is malt and nuts with a touch of hops on the finish. Light carbonation, which is just right. Wonderful session beer that I finished too quickly! Bruisin ales. 2.00
drowland (6761) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/27/13. On tap at the Downtown Market in Asheville. Amber brown pour with a small khaki head. Good aroma, light biscuit aspect, caramel, doughy malts, some earthy hop presence. Good flavor as well, biscuit, maltiness, caramel, a hint of fruitiness and hop. Solid for the style.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 11/29/13 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods Green Hills. Pours burnt orange with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is classic ESB with nutty malt, spicy noble hops, a touch of chocolate, and a touch of some fruit. The flavor is the same with the nutty and chocolate malt up front, moving to the spicy and nicely bitter noble hops. The body is light with just below average carbonation and a medium nutty and spicy hops finish. This is a top-notch ESB.
tnkw01 (1316) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper color with a medium head. Aroma is caramel with whiffs of roated grains. Taste is a slight toffee-coffee, nutty taste. Really tasty.
edgallow (2686) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz draft pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of toast, caramel malts and nutty. Taste of roasted malts, nutty and caramel sweetness.
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SSSteve (3934) - - NOV 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. syrup thick brown pour with almost no head. big bready caramel malty nose. flavor is also robust toast, caramel and even some nuttiness. not much in the way of hop character. full bodied and thick. more like a s. english brown imo because of the huge malt presence.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the beer market. Pours deep amber. nose is rich malts and caramel. Flavor lends a very pronounced caramel and biscuit malt flavor mixed with an herbal hop presence and finishes with just a touch of roast malt. Semi sweet but finishes moderately dry. Good beer.