Dickinsonbeer (5075) - 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.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pouris clear amber with medium off white head...smell is grapefruit citrus and soapy pine hoppiness...taste is bread dough and sweet at first, fading into a citrus hop bitter finish...nice balance...
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well they advertise this beer as well balanced but that wasnít my experience. The aroma was very sweet and the flavor was as well. There werenít enough hops in the beer to balance out the sweet flavor and this hardly reminded me of any of the ESBís I have tried previously. Very boring.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Copper color with thin wite head. Citrus aroma. Caramel malty flavor without sweetness. Hop flavor and mild bitterness. A good beer.
mephisto (1278) - TAIWAN - JUL 25, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottled, amber hue, hugely bitter but doesnít have the body to back it up. drink it warm helps, but still unbalanced.
BeerandBlues2 (11059) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours copper with a creamy off-white head and sports some creamy lacing. Fruit hop and citrus aromas with caramel and grain malt notes. Citrus hop and grainy malt flavor with hay notes. Crisp and fizzy medium bodied palate.