Metalchopz (2606) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at the Wakefield Inn, The Heron restaurant, overlooking the MacLaren Falls. It was my first experience there. Poured a cloudy amber, almost looking like watered-down carrot juice. Off-white, creamy, fluffy head with good lacing. Refreshing fruity nose (oranges mostly), sweet malts with notes of honey and light hop. Medium-bodied, wet mouthfeel, but with a dry finish from the hop. The taste was pretty close to the aromas, but a little milder, and well-balanced between the hop and the fruitiness. Does not seem like an ESB to me, but it sure is a nice beer overall.
robinvboyer (3530) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Copper pour, small off white head.
Big earthy hop aroma, but unmistakenly uk hops. Solid caramel malts, even some sweet toffee. Solid carb and mouthfeel. The finish was a little lighter than expected in the bitterness depeartment, and the sweet toffee, caramel malts take over.
punkska101 (1222) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at pub A:herbacy, caramel App: clear light copper white head. T/p: Med body with long bitter finish. o: pretty solid would drink on daily basis
Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber. The aroma is yeasty and phenolic w some light hop earthiness. Taste is sweetish but w nice gentle hop bitterness and a fairly yeasty finish.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample tray. Amber. Strong spicy scent. Scent translates into nice strong hopped flavour with a citrus finish.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at BDT. Slightly hazy orange with a large fluffy off-white lasting head. Lovely aroma - borderline 8/10 - cereal grain, floral bitterness, terrific balance, no real alcohol presence. Taste follows, more bitterness, quite fresh. Chewy, solid mouthfeel, delicate carbonation, medium long slightly earthy/grainy dry finish. Damned good ESB!
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MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
BIscuity cereals and their fine sweetness are spruced up by orange tea-like hops and their bitterness in this pleasurable Extra Special Bitter.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam clings to the misty honey gold.
-Carbonation is prickly, yet not too intense. Still, this is the type of carbonation I believe to showcase such subtle flavors.
-The flavor profile is tame, which increases drinkability.
-This brew has more depth than their Mille Neuf Cendre smoked ale, for example, but both achieve the same goal of providing a friendly pint.
On tap at the brewpub.
CapFlu (4779) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) at the brewpub. English malt, minor melon and soft hopped. Tasty and quaffable. Solid ESB.
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gramity (1573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a light amber color ale with a medium foamy head with OK retention and no lacing. Aroma consists of caramel malt with light dry hoppy notes. Taste is also dominated by light dry caramel notes with light subtle dry hops finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not the most interesting style in my opinion but well brewed nonetheless.
pushkinwow (2243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from brewpub. Hazy light amber with white creamy head. Honey, light malt, light fruity hops bit of metal. Average body, good carbonation, slightly sweet but a good bitter finish with a good dryness. Might need to give this one another chance to see if the metallic and sulphur disappear.