jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light amber with a small white head. Light grassy, floral, and roasty malt aroma. Flavor is a bit watery, but there is still a nice hop character and roasty malt notes. Palate is light/medium, resiny hops, watery, and a bit of roasty nutty malt. Not bad, just not a whole lot going on. Could certainly drink a bunch of these though.
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite red amber very clear with plenty of carbonation. Aroma is most noticeably grapefruit and other citrus. Just a hint of sweet fruits. Starts fairly dry, there’s a nice hop bite, and then finishes smooth and only a little sweet. Slightly metallic. A remarkably drinkable ale.
thefederalist (306) - 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 (1708) - 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 (4706) - 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 (2901) - 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.