MaltOne (168) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber orange, moderate fluffy white head, recedes quickly. Modest nose of yeast, malt and a tiny hint of hops. First contact on the tongue is sweet and creamy, odd for a bitter. Mellows to a moderate malt and sweet dough center, and a slight bitter finish. Flat but slightly chewy. Drinkable, enjoyable beer, but oddly classified as a bitter. Reminds me more of a Heller Bock (a lager) I had a while ago. Could be a freshness issue (the date says it was bottled this coming November, go figure) - source is known for freshness issues.
hamblema (5) - - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Nothing to this. Tastes like water with an after taste of hops. Bug jokes just 6 characters to go
sonnycheeba (2976) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, light toast, faint toffee, and faint floral notes. Flavor is good and malty with some light caramel sweetness and light hop bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (1513) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Abbey Burger. Pours almost clear copper brown with a thick, foamy beige head. Tastes like nicely balanced sweet malt and lightly bitter hops. Creamy, nutty, toffee flavor. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malty, nutty hops.
dlovell2 (539) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from nitro bottle. Clear amber color with thick creamy off white head. Caramel malt aroma with slight citrus hops. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Slightly sweet caramel malt flavor with biscuity malt flavor and some minerals in the middle and a crisp finish.
doubelknv3 (935) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber, clear, with thin off-white head. Caramel, earthy, and mild citrus. Lite bodied, flavor like aroma, and burnt earthy finish. Watery front to back, mild hop bitter, and very mild dryness.
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SimplySike (669) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 FL. OZ. Bottle.
Pours clear orange with white head.
Aroma bread, malts, some grapefruit, peach.
Taste fresh crispy bitter, malty sweets.
Mouthfeel thin, low carbo.
davidajensen (196) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pretty beer. Thick, fluffy, creamy head. Not much aroma and finishes very clean. The taste is a little woody. Ready to try another one.
solidfunk (2818) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Below average, even for style. Pours clear amber with decent head and lacing. Some crisp malt, that’s it. Finishes very lightly bitter with faint hint of hops. Tap at Churchkey.
tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Dark amber/brown, mostly translucent with only a little haze. Dense, off-white head that mellows out quickly. Aroma has notes of sweet fruits, citrus, mild tartness, grains, & a little caramelized sugar. Flavor has more of the caramel, toffee, & sugary (malty) sweetness up front with a mid-palate rush of borderline-tart apple skins & citric fruits. A finish with a little hemp oil on the palate. Not sure if the (almost) sourness is intentional in an ESB, but it actually wasn’t bad. A little boring, but certainly not bad.
johnnymusky (66) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very different taste...super dry....definitely better as it warms....way drinkable....