rondphoto (3620) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, medium-light amber, light head cover, level curtain of lace. Taste is sweet caramel malt that adds delicate bittering at the end of the palate, lingering to a nice finish. Not a lot of taste or originality, but quite drinkable.
LakeHigh (31) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have fond memories of this amber brew from 20 years ago, and enjoyed one recently. I had forgoten how much of an iron tase it has, but will always love this one, and consider it to be a clasic by which to compare other English ambers
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft @ Hero’s in Annapolis. Has been a while since I’ve had this one, but I remember it tasted a lot like a watered down cider beer. Drinks like Yuengling, but with more of an apple flavor. Nothing special.
rubbishystuff (2215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2015 Rather good ESB. Decent hop levels. A little bit of caramel. Serving: Bottle
jtclockwork (13267) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is amber in color. Nose and taste is semi sweet molasses and lots of water. Rated 6/26/02
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light amber color with a decent fizzy off white head that fades fast. Biscuity malt aromas with some light fruitiness as well as a slight hops. Smooth biscuity malt dominates the flavor with the hops hanging in the background until the bitter and fruity finish.
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle from Sandy’s, SLO. Nose is nutty caramel with some light diacetyl. Clear amber with a medium beige head. Flavor is very lightly bitter with the caramel and diacetyl.
BDawg82 (74) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - JUN 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Imminently drinkable. Does not lunge into the pitfalls of similar beers-not too sweet, pleasing bitter, great aroma. I discovered this beer in the Young Avenue Deli in Memphis, TN. The deal was (if I remember correctly-this was several years ago) to drink ten draft pints (presumably, the intention was not all in a single trip), get a free T-shirt. I was planning to sample a variety of imports that night. I won’t say if I got the souvenier, but John Courage played a singlehanded role in the effort that evening. After the first, I lost all interest in sampling others.
ben4321 (5398) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally discovered this one a few years back at the Total Wine in Richmond, VA. 12 oz bottle
One of my favorite/go-to beers. Wonderfully drinkable smooth, amber beer. It really just works, and holds additional value for me, as one of my first favorite beers, hence the probably bloated rating, especially when compared to most others.
DerWeg (1576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Called "John Courage Amber" - Norwegian Jewel cruise (in Maltings bar) - pours indeed amber, nearly still fine carbonation honeyed malts and fruit notes. Good suggestion of bitter hops slakes the thirst.