chicagobears (411) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine looking burnt orange/amber beer pured into Sam Adams pint glass.
Get a hint of caramel and tropical fruit in the nose. Sweet and earthy hops in the flavor. A nice bitterness in the flavor smoothed out with some caramel sweetness. A pick up a hint of tropical fruit along with a bubblegum note.
MrBeerFanatic (841) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank on our first 4 of july with our new baby girl Mary(4 months old). Had a great day at Martins Fantasy Island (she fell asleep during all of the fireworks!!!). Pours a medium amber (copper) with a medium frothy head. Aromas of light caramel, slight banana bread, light herbal/fruity hops. Flavors of light caramel, slight bubblegum, slight herbal hop and just a faint hint of a banana ester (but may just be from a combination of flavor profiles). Medium sweet without much of an aftertaste. Decent.
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, rich copper color with a one-finger dense head that dissipated quickly and completely, and modest lace. Aromas of toast, floral hops, pine and tropical fruit. Taste is malt-forward, featuring caramel and toast, offset by a prominent grassy hop bitterness. Medium body, generously carbonated, sticky mouthfeel and lingering grassy hops and toast in the finish.
crazyvin (1901) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear copper body with a fast fading white head. Mostly sweet malty aroma, there was a mild toasted malt note to it. A restrained pine hop presence and a mild grass note. Flavor seemed mostly sweet. There was a nice hop bitterness to it, which prevent the beer from being cloyingly sweet. Body was light and easy to drink.
McGarnigle (544) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, It’s a beeyootie of a beer. Copper, the exact same shade as my old ’78 T-Bird. The shade hints of some darker crystal malts, and it is a bit sweet, beyond caramel, and pushing into toffee. i’d like a little more hops, and you don’t get the biscuit that I love from the best British ESBs. Still, a good effort.
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth and balanced, malty with a crisp finish that includes the hops but doesn’t overpower with them. Hints of orange and caramel.
jb (2147) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful color, reddish amber, clear. Nose is freshly mown grass (I’ve got recent experience), nuts, earth. Palate is nutty, earthy, dry hoppy finish. Pretty decent. Thanks for the throw-in Ron!
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Brewpub in Lake Placid with Patty. Poured a small white head. Aroma of flowery hops and some citrus. Flavor also of citrus with some sweetness and a small bite at the end. Had some body to it.
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at brewpub. amber-orange with a nice off-white head, good retention. toasted malts, flowery, spicy, oranges, citrus, pepper. short to medium long grapefruity finish, medium body, average carbonation, some fiz. very nice esb!
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a fantastic esb and as such would serve as a perfect session beer. Light spicy hops reminiscent of crisp fall leaves tops a burnt siena beer with a nice head. Goes down smooth with a trace of old world deliciousness left in the mouth. I want more of this. On tap at the brewpub.