Dacrza (502) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE REVIEWED: June 5, 2014... GLASSWARE: Howardís Pub pint... OCCASION: last "1" day of the year--close to the end... APPEARANCE: nice brownish amber body with slow, subtle effervescence; white tow-finger, pillowy head is uneven; a good cloudy haze... AROMA: caramel malts and some more subtle West Coast hops generate a soft, slightly nondescript experience... PALATE: good, substantial mouthfeel with a balanced attack--teeth are active while the throat feels smoothly engaged--a pleasure to hold... TASTE: malty--mostly caramel--and some lagerish notes; likewise, hops are agreeable and aromatic; this beer has sessionable written all over it--and literally, written on the label ... OVERALLL: an overly agreeable pale ale that is balanced enough to make friends of democrats and republicans, Yanks/Sox fans, and ale/lager drinkers....
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Citrus, roasted malt, bread, and a little grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice bitter note.
TrefwoordPunk (797) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a small white head and an aroma of herbal hops, malts, toffee, cream and lemon. The taste is pretty sweet with bitterness mainly in the finish.
AbbeyRoade (299) - Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Itís hard for me to rate this accurately because while it is a decent ESB specimen, I am not a fan of this type of beer whatsoever. Very bitter and hard. Not too thin. Kind of malty. A tad sour.
Beerandhockey8 (228) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a clear copper color with a thin off white head. Nose is pretty light, bready, mostly dominated by malt. Taste is light bodied, sour. Finishes slightly carbonated. Not too bad, just very simple.
conway (1370) - - MAY 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro bottle. Clear copper with a thin off white head after the cascade from the nitro pour ends. Aroma is slightly metallic and fruity. Taste is mostly biscuity malt and a hint of fruity hops. Medium mouthfeel and light carb. Pretty but not much else to it.
acearl (385) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz pour golden hue with white head smells of ale and a bit of apple, on the lighter body side, drinkable, solid but nothing out of the ordinary
Jamesthebrit (248) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
My bottle says amber ale... anyway, I had the nitro version and it was blech so Iím going to turn this into a beergarita. But Iíll rate it before that.
Aroma is like an ESB.... a little lemony but yeasty. Earthy caramel.
Appearance is fine... darker amber color. Big bubbles.
Tastes like an ESB.... I hate ESBs...... watery. A hint of lemon. Some earthy yeast note.... meh.
Palate is like water. Lingering bitterness.
Overall just not that great of a beer. Even for the style it isnít smooth... itís light and aggressive. Not for me...
ColovianTrader (266) - - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild to moderate hop bite. Flavors of caramel, crisp apples and other light fruits with citrus undertones. Easy to drink and somewhat mild but pleasant flavors.
UncleKorm (774) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on Nitro poured an orange hue w/a creamy lasting white head. Moderate bready aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are tangerine, straw, and grass. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel. The nitro improves the Sawtooth Ale.
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