carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours transparent amber, medium sized head, much lacing. More malt than expected (But I drink mostly IPAs). It’s OK, not spectacular.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a lighter amber with s good head and decent lacing. Nose is lightly hopped with some malts. Beer was flat with no flavor hills and valley, no journey for the taste buds. One level of slight bitterness throughout. Sort of non-descript in an unoffensive way. Nothing special, a very average brew. Thanks to ogglethorp for this bottle.
zombywoof (456) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is pleasant: spruce, nuts and cereal. Could have used a little more hop bitterness in the finish. Drink, rate and probably never buy again.
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance and aroma best parts of this beer, not actually necessary to drink it. Rich gold body, firm head, good lacing. Nose of sweet malts and hops. Taste of toffee and caramel, sweet malts and British hops, balanced, with a good bitter finish.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Burrito Loco. Nice amber color with lots of carbonation. Nice hop flavor with an earthy tinge.
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours a beautiful clear amber with active carbonation and a thin head of micro bubbles that lasts a while and leaves decent lacing. The nose contains a hint of honey and dough. The taste starts off with a hopped up twang and fades into a slight lemon and grass combo. There’s a slightly metallic aftertaste that is accompanied by a very dry and bitter palate that fits the style but not my preference. Slightly unbalanced but still a decent brew.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very piney aroma, this one shines as it warms. Very nice session beer, with nothing standing out, but nothing to complain about....the epitome of balance. Where it falls apart is the bitterness could have been better on the end, to keep the finish cleaner.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is pleasantly sweet, with a hint of hops and citrus. Pours orange with a thin but steady white head. Well-balanced flavor, with a solid malt profile. Palate is a little bit on the sharp side, where a smoother feel would maybe be more appropriate for the mild flavor. Nonetheless, a nice American esb.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Aroma: Toasted malt and caramel, orange, floral, and earthy hop aromas. A light sulfur note as it warms. Appearance: Light reddish brown in color and slightly hazed. Light beige head was full and foamy with good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Slightly sweet maltiness with notes of toasted nuts, caramel, and rye. Hops are fairly assertive with citrus, pine, floral, and earthy notes. Medium high bitternes. Some sulfur/mineral as it warms. A bit of red grapes as it warms, too. Palate: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Overall: A decent ESB, but was definitely tilted towards the hop end of the spectrum. Could use some more balance IMO.
alexanderj (3402) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Enjoyed it alot for the style. A fruity aroma, with some sweet malt and floral hops. Flavor was much of the same; ok mouthfeel. Often this style tastes like water with a mild bitter ending to me; this did not. A nice beer that I could drink a few of.