thefederalist (294) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a nice head. Aroma is malty and grassy. Flavor is nutty and a little funk from one of the hops. I am beginning to think that there is a particular hop variety that I am not fond of because this flavor appears in many beers. Otherwise a nice, drinkable ESB.
Tranquillity (1422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Weird aroma. Sweet brea-yeast flavour, some perfume. Medium-brown colour, small white head which disappears. Nice sweet taste, short bitterness. After a while it gets boring and too sweet.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Quite clear, darkish amber color with a smallish-medium head. Mild, berry-winous aroma. Sweetish berry flavor. Medium-bodied palate with smooth carbonation. A quite modest brew. I had a nice rating of this one, but it got lost, thanks to my Nokia E70, and had to rewrite the whole thing. Oh well...
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has gotten me into ESBs. Extremely well balanced beer. Malt and hops are both present. Starts out with sweet toasty malts and ends in a light hoppy bite.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a white head. Aroma of citrus. Has a hoppy taste with a citrus aftertaste.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from AJ’s Fine Food - Pours a clear amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Light spotty lacing. Has a toated malt and herbal hop aroma. Light malt flavor. Palate is thin and bitter. Light to medium body. Worth a try.
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber/copper color, with a nice off-white head. The head reduces most of the way, but it does leave a thin lace. Mostly malt in the aroma, but there is a hops presence, as well. Toasted caramel malt flavor, with just enough hops to balance everything out. Subtle aftertaste. Good carbonation. Very smooth, and quite drinkable.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma not all that impressive toasted malts and some hops. Poured a copperish hue with white head. Flavor is about standard for a bitter which I happen to like. Palate was just a tad above watery but smooth easy drinking. Overall this was okay by me.
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2006 As advertised; very well balanced ale with a nice blend of simple malt flavors that really complement each other as well as the hops which are equally impressive. Maltly caramel flavors with many light fruit notes. Medium bodied smooth drink. Small, long lasting head. Enjoyable in every way.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright bronze color with a medium sized yellow-tan head. The aroma is sweet, nutty and has a moderate floral and fruity hop presence. The flavor is crisp fruity hops followed by a tangy and nutty malt base with a bitter hoppy finish. Pleasant.