DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ jack of the wood in dtown avl. Copper colored;candied fruit, caramel on the nose. Palate is full-bodied, very well balanced, refreshing & crisp, citrus peel flavor. Very good. Also had the cask-conditioned version, which was very mellowed out-more oak smoothness on the palate, less hoppiness.
anders37 (16250) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Jack of the Wood. Asheville, NC. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe in Durham. Surpringly dark color, like milk chocolate. Thin head. Nose of toffee. A lot of caramel malt sweetness with a sharp hop finish. I thought it was more of an American style brown, but either way, I enjoyed it.
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep hazy amber with a silky off white lace. Nose is rather faint- some earth and caramel malt. Flavor is definitely malt heavy, first thing I taste is some coffee and toasted malt. Some light earthy hops are noted but play a background role. A pretty nice English style ale, but Iíd say itís more in line with a mild ale than an ESB as itís not very bitter at all. A good beer that I am enjoying.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jack of the Wood. Pours deep copper. Crusty earthy aroma. Flavor is balanced with earthy hops and caramel. Dry finish that is a touch on the bitter side. A nicely done ESB.
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewer. Pours a dark red with a white head. Scent is caramel malt. Taste is caramel and bread.
LilBeerDoctor (3413) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Lobster Trap. Pours a clear orange-brown with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, and bitter hops. Flavor of toasted malt, light roasted malt, with a bitter hops finish. Toasty and roasty. Interesting ESB.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red, whitish cover. Aroma is dulled caramel. Taste is caramel, grainy, grassy hops.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A couple a weeks ago, I took a hiking trip up near Asheville, NC so I drove into town to hunt for some beer. North Carolina has no annoying laws forbidding growlers so I picked up a growler of fresh ESB brewed by Green Man Ales.
It pours a deep orangey copper with a creamy but thin, light tan head. Sheeting lace on the glass. Very fruity and herbal in the nose
Taste is bready and fruity, a well balanced ale with herbal English hops, (Kent Goldings and Fuggles according to the website) offsetting a sweetish, fruity malt. Quite British in character but surprisingly sweet and that sweetness lingers long in the finish and aftertaste.
Itís a well crafted ale and certainly enticing enough for me to want to try some more from Green Man the next time I find myself in Asheville.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear copper color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy malts, caramel and some nutty notes. Taste is caramel, toasted grain, floral hops. Medium bodied.