taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an excellent beer, from the first sip to the last. I canít believe the price point or the taste. Iím not sure of the ESB thing, but it has a light, crisp tang and is quite dry. Excellent. Iíve rated a good number of beers and this one is high on the list of surprises.
agent_511 (157) - - OCT 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent brew. Medium white head quickly abating to a slight lace. Amber-copper color. Some spicy hop aroma. Slight citrus up front finishing with a light bitterness. A little toffee flavor. Medium-light body.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a clear reddish brown with a light orange hue and a large (2-3 finger) light tan creamy head that had great retention and produced excellent sheeting of lacing.
The aroma was of a sweet dark bread malt and a earthy Brett yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (lime), a mild spiciness and a slight fruity ester.
The taste was malty sweet with notes of caramel and citrus from the start, and then progresses with a slight tart yeasty presence, a mild fruitiness and a light bitter peppery ending. The flavor lasted an average time following consumption with a mild tart spicy taste left to linger.
Mouthfeel was just under medium in body and extremely creamy in texture with a nice soft carbonation.
Overall this was an exceptionally well made brew that was bold, flavorful and possessed a nice sweet, spicy tart flavor. And you gotta love the name...
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Small head, almost clear, dull copper color. Decent aroma, strong, kind of sweet and a little nutty, some berries. The taste is different! Medium carbonation, a little sweet on the nose, bitter throughout. Points for originality.
cstuartj (853) - Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Dark amber color, thin tiny head. Nice malty nose. Crisp clean attack and a good finish.
RobertDale (2614) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours dark copper with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and caramel. Taste is malt, citrus, pine, and caramel. Some hops bitterness at the finish. Nice.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold color. Light aroma and light flavor. Dry grain, and very light English hops. Not much there.
IdealBrew (12) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light brown with fruity nose and almost citrusy flavor. Great malty flavor balanced with just the right touch of hops. Good head retention and overall appeal. Finishes with crisp with lingering citrus hops. Crotch sniffingly good! Or bad...depending on taste!
---IdealBrew "Good People Good Beer"
DuffMan (5793) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice deep amber orange with a rocky off-white head. Earthy toffee malts, peach preserves, grassy bitterness. Really drinkable and tasty.
superspak (1906) - Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 3/23/2012. Pours slightly hazy red-orange color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some foamy spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange, lime, caramel, toast, herbal, floral, biscuit, and light spiciness. Nice aromas with good strength and balance; pretty typical ESB aromas. Taste of orange, lime, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, toast, biscuit, caramel, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor balance, with no cloying flavors at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice ESB offering. Nice flavor balance, and very smooth to drink. This is quite enjoyable.