hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Fresher than the last Left Hand i had for sure. Good lacing and a nice looking beer - copper orange. Great aroma of malt, peat, caramel and yank hops. Malt and hops fairly well balanced throughout but perhaps a touch to astringent to finish. A touch of grapefruit but overall not enough fruit for me. Not bad for the style.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, nuts, and caramel. Flavor of malt, nuts, and caramel.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear medium amber color with an off white head and sticky lacing. Malt and grass in the nose. Smooth and balanced malty flavor. Good beer.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep copper-brown color with a thin head. Mildly sweet caramel malt flavors and low carbonation. The finish has just enough hops to prevent it from being cloyingly sweet. Not bad for the style, but ESB just isn’t that exciting.
lunatic77 (14) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 13, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2006 not being a big fan of ESB’s, i was not excited about this one. but after trying it in colorado on tap, i was pleasantly surprised. this one is copper with a small white head diminishing quickly. the flavor was hoppy and malty but smoothly bitter. overall a well-balanced ESB.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. aroma af hops with no malt. medium bitterness. Tastes like a really good pale ale to me. I guess I can’t taste the hard water.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly murky orange color with thin off white head. A rather full malt aroma of pale, grain and biscuit malts. Solid malt flavors coming from caramel, lightly roasted malts, pale malts and grain like malts. There seems to be a load of non-fermentable sweet and grainy malt sugars. The grain malts are so grainy there’s almost a husk grittiness left behind in the aftertaste. The maltiness actually seems to grow stronger as time passes. Hops are just barely noticeable and play a minor role.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours an off white head that laces and gold/amber color. Aroma is mild medium malt. Taste is mild medium malt with hops bitterness. OK carbonation.
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper, with a thick, fluffy tan head. Thin mouthfeel, quite bitter. Not bad, quite well balanced.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty medicore, it seemed to have potental in the begining but just seemed average. A nice amber hue with a froathy white head and a sweet knoey like nose. Flavor was sweet with some hops. balanced but nothing special.