wlajwl (5550) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel malts and earthy in aroma. The flavor is malty and slightly bitter with the requisite fruity malt/hop aftertaste. Not bad overall, similar to an EPA but still enough punch for an ESB.
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden-pour with a bit of soft sweet caramel/toffee flavour. There is a bit of fruit and some orange peel and some cherry. Estery and herbal. Fresh and a little bit hoppy. Soft palate - pretty lovely brew. A little bit of floral character.
GTAEgeek (1870) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle and the Nook. Pours dark orange with a thin but persistent head. The aroma is apples, some nutty notes, and orange and pine hops. The flavor is a measured and subtle bitterness, with roasted malt sweetness in the front. The palate is medium, fairly carbonated, and a little astringent. A good, flavorful bitter.
SanfordBrewer (1465) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy copper with a thin beige head, medium body with high carbonation.
Aroma: bright minerality, grassy hops, white bread.
Taste: pale and toffee malt sweetness, crisp minerality, and grassy hops with a hint of pine emerging as it warms.
Has an interesting character to it. Could work very well with certain food pairings.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5L bottle from Ex Cellar, Fulham. Two fingers of cream-ish white foam. Body is brilliant, pale amber. Nutty and bready with a rounded sweetness to the nose. A noticable whiff of hay/grass from the hops. Fairly sweet malt flavor. Toasted, light peppery with caramel tones. Distinctly bitter, earthy and grassy. Well-bodied. Slick in the mouth. Dryness and fine bitter tones in the ending. A pretty nice ESB.
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
23rd March 2008
A hoppy ale with plenty of lingering dry hop bitterness but not a lot of hop fruit. Dissapointing!
topherh (1922) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours coppery with an off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and fruity citrus. Flavor is sweet caramel, fruity, earthy with a nice bitter finish.
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet malty nose, loads of sticky fruity notes with some darker caramel malt with grit. Hop stickiness. Hazy, dull copper color but a buoyant, jiggly rocky white head. Taste is very, very dry with some light grit and a surprisingly clear, ringing bitterness. Dark, earthy overtones, headed a touch toward metallic, though. Light-medium body, has some umph, no accusation of wateriness here. Very natural, bitter-roasty appeal.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured amber with an off-white head. Subdue malt aroma. The flavor was also subdued with malts and a hop backing. Medium body and light hoppiness throughout.
theisti (3806) - Kansas, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle purchased at The Wine and Cheese Place in St Louis, Missouri. Pour is hazed orange golden with an off white one inch head that falls slowly with decent lacing. Aroma is big toasty malt, very much baking bread along with a nice underlying aroma of citrus honey hops. Taste is the earthy toasty breadiness of the malt, along with a mineral, almost spicy floral aspect. Interesting flavor. Palate is thin to medium, higher level of fine carbonation and a crisp finish. Quite easy to drink.