SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Max & Joe’s Left Hand tasting party. Pours a soft medium amber with a medium-sized off white head. Caramel aroma. Has a thin body with a metallic bite. Mild bitterness with an interesting malty toasted taste. Mild in the brittish style. Quick finish.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robe cuivrée légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche mince. Arômes d’épices et d’agrumes. Saveurs de malt, d’agrumes et de levures.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Library in Norman, OK... Pours a big white fluffy head, mostly lasting... Notes of caramel with a hop-back on the finish of the palate... Nice, solid body... Good session beer...
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is slightly sweet and floral, very English. Yeah, looks great, copper colored with a nice little puffy white head that laces nicely. Flavor is nicely balanced. Malty with a distinct bitter finish. Medium bodied. I mean, as far as ESB’s go, pretty good, but not the type of beer I’ll ever crave.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little watery and thin. Lightly hopped. Not good at all when cold, attractive malt flavor begins to show when warm, but just not quite enough ooomph for me.
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
looks great but doesn’t taste that that good. very malty and not enough hop balance. wont drink again
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper/caramel color with a nice white head. Musty aroma on first pour, but as the beer warmed slightly, the floral hop notes became more pronounced and wonderful. Tasty bitterness rolling across my palate. Bitterness was pleasant and not overdone. I enjoyed this beer tremendously and was shocked to see it scoring so poorly in here. This is a complex brew that I thought was fabulous.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had on tap. Poured a pretty copper color, nice cream head. Taste was pretty much caramel and hops. Too much hops for my liking...But an okay beer.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled on 12.06.06. Pours slightly hazy orange, white head. Aroma is earth, caramel, hops, slight tomato and slight wet barn yard smell. Flavor is caramel, earth, hops, malt, wet barnyard.
FatPhil (13075) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki , American Week 2007).
Usual US tasty sweet bitter smell - cascade meets candifloss. Taste has a harsh quality, almost metallic that spoils the rich bitterness. Not worthy of the "ESB" moniker. Do I taste saccharin? Some strawberry sweetness - and that’s not a positive thing in this context.