BeefPocoroba (49) - Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2011 On tap at Zachís house. I kept going to the well with this beer again and again. I love it. It is easy drinking, a great British style beer.
DubC5000 (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, with biscuity malt flavors and minimal hop bitterness.
pdx77 (782) - Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Hopworks. Hoppy aroma and deep amber in color. Taste is. Roasted and toasted malts and oats. Finishes with a light bread like sweetness. A favorite everyday HUB beer.
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with a thick tan head. Very intense, spicy hop nose with a bit of resin. Very aromatic nose with a touch of caramel malt backing it up. Great-balance with enough UK-type hop aroma to actually warrant the name ESB. Well-done.
stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a great example of a ESB. Nice malty body that was sweet but well balance bitter. A little bit of oat creamyness with slightly floral green hop taste.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Amber pour with a tan head. Scent is spicy and pine. Taste is caramel, herbs and hops.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really promising brewery and they made a great beer out of a style I find often to be a bit bland at most times. Cask Conditioned... Poured dark red with a soapy, white head. Not much aroma, just some faint malt. Smooth and bread like hops that give way to mild malt and a soapy aftertaste.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Green Dragon. Pours deep amber, good clarity, smooth white head. Floral hop nose, citrus hops and a slight earthiness to them. Caramel malts up front, bready and a soft fruity note. Nice solid sessionable brew with a good hop nose.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Darker red-amber color with a white head. Nice toasty caramel aroma with a touch of spicy hops. Malty and balanced by just enough hop bitterness without going over the edge and actually being "hoppy" like some American ESBs. Sweet and caramel laden, but just verging enough toward dryness by the finish to have good drinkability. Nice clean profile.
Newk (299) - - JUN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from tap into a pint glass. Pours a nice amber color with a small head.
Very good good aromas of toffee, caramel and some malts. Nice depth and has all the classic esb aromas that I want.
Very good balance with a nice and smooth medium feel. Lacking some depth but with good flavors of malts, toffee and some bitter notes.
An enjoyable ESB. Has the right amount of bitterness and malt flavors that I want. Very drinkable and good ESB.