DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottle: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) A tall, off-white head builds atop the bright amber and hazy body, and is showing excellent retention. The nose is fruity and lightly hoppy, and shows a hint of sourness, but isnít especially aromatic. The flavor is also pretty light and easy, not aggressive in any area, showing nice balance between mildly sweet pale malts, fruit, and mildly bitter hops. Light-medium bodied, gently carbonated, and smooth and soft on the palate. And even now that Iíve downed most of this beer, a thin head is still providing a full cover and lots of delicate lace is decorating the glass. Nothing to rave about, itís just a simple, easy drinking brew.
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly tasty- had at Fosterís for lunch. I was drinking a pumpkin ale so mine tasted better compared to this, but nice aroma and appearance. On the malty rich side.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is simply sweet malty, while the flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and toffee, with a grassy dry finish. OK flavor.
oh6gdx (21751) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Orange/copperish colour, small beige head. Weak fruit in aroma. Mild hops and fruit in flavour. Weak long hoppy aftertaste. Very mild beer in flavour overall.
TBone (13446) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper brown, small off-white head. Some American hops in the nose with malty background, not very strong. Malty with light hoppyness. Quite balanced pale ale, but not very interesting.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light amber/copper with a thin head. Aroma is light sweet caramel malts and some hints of floral hops. Slightly citrusy wheet beer flavor with a tart finish.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty average esb...............went well with the stuffed pizza i ate with it
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12z bottle. 11/16/04 bottled. Light amber color, good effervescense. Quickly dissipating tan-milky head. Whole lotta hop in the nose, with a citrus undertone. Iím pretty sure that this is "proper" drinking temperature. Itís been sitting out for about 30 mins. Dry hop but itís all at the front of the mouth. Finish is lingering with the light roasted malt flavor coming through. An almost reversed flavor profile with the mouth feel being the hops and the finish the malts. But, hey, most southpaws (myself included!) tend to be a lil backwards!
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too bad, but not too good either. Pretty bitter and low alcohol content. I want to get drunk!
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Started drinking this at fridge temp (perhaps I should have waited for it to warm up). At any rate...bottled on 3/05. poured a maple and amber color. The aroma had light grain malts and mild hops, though I detected some sharper hints underneeth. Tasted citrus peal hops and light grain malts. Fairly well balanced actually. Body was fine for the style. Overall this was a straight forward brew. Nothing fancy but simple and drinkable.