igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very easy drinking, decently hoppy, but not nearly the bitterness i like.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2002
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2003 this started out great. . . but then went no where. it has almost no body. just a nice fruity, hoppy nose that peters off leaving me thinking. why didnt they finish making this beer? MORE MORE MORE, thats all it needed.
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice looking beer with a well balanced flavor. Not your typical party brew but very good for having one or two with friends.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hopped ESB. Light hop aroma ixed with malt. A bit of a bite in the finish.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber in color, light beige head and fair lace. Nose is malt, top light, the finish is nicely hopped, dry, lightly acidic, and a good drinkable beer.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale orange in color; Fluffy, cloudy head. Appropriately dry in the back. Lacks the alcohol punch that I enjoy in an ESB.
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better ESBs I’ve had out of the bottle and not on a hand pump or something like that, kept a very nice head throughout the pint, very nicely balanced with a crisp malty flavor, a nice hoppy aftertaste, not quite as bitter as I expected, but still a pretty nice ESB
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Re-rate: A solid session brew. Good hops in the aftertaste. First rating: A good beer to have ice cold on a hot day.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 20, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: tawny red/orange, decent-sized but fast-fading head, slightly translucent; aroma weak, but some nice fruit and hop notes. Flavor really pretty boring; there’s some hops, some malt, but it all feels like there’s nothing at the center, like its just a surface with nothing inside. Somewhat bitter finish; little sweetness, medium body. Not a good ESB.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am not an ESB person.