deyholla (8120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap on the RBWG 2014 bus. Pours a cloudy deep amber with a gray head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has an earthy grain note with a hint of citru but mainly grass and hay. Flavor has a good amount bitter grass and an earthy grain backbone.
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Served a near clear, amber-copper body with a white, lightly frothed head.
Smell: An aroma smelling moderately of toasted bread with sweetish tones of light caramel and light brown sugar. A bit of underlying earthiness.
Taste: A taste of toast and brown sugar as well as caramel, with a bit of associating sweetness. Earthy, spicy, herbaceous hop profile with a medium level of bitterness. Small touches of everyday raisin, maybe even apricot. Drying, with a cumulative bitterness on the back half and finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A basic, no-frills ESB, but it pairs well enough with the frog legs.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler. Medium copper color. Tastes of malted barley grain. Finishes with a nice toasted caramel malt with a mellow nuttiness. Aroma of fresh toasted malt.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours amber, a little darker than expected. Maltier and less bitter than I want from this style. Almost somewhere between an amber and English pale ale. Not that great.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red-orange, light tan head. Aroma is caramel malt, apple, toast, grassy, herbal hops. Taste is smooth, caramel, grassy hops.
Butters (3963) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber pour. Old hops and biscuit nose, almost like a hoppy scotch ale. But the flavor is definitely hoppy, almost metallic hops, but not offensive. Some underlying caramel. But well balanced. Pretty decent, but some flaws as it warms, like phenolic or medicinal.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: April 16, 2010
Appearance: hazy amber, wispy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: caramel malt aroma, touch of sweetness, lots of woodsy earthyness
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of earthyness, just a touch of caramel sweetness, nice breadyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Suttree (5543) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper, white head. Nice biscuity, toasty aroma. Flavors are nicely bready and malty, but my notes say "A little too English". A tasty brew, nonetheless.
Drake (10510) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a very slightly hazy amber color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of faint leafy hops, apple and toasted malts. Taste is leafy hops, green apple, butter, caramel and faint nutty notes. Clean, crisp. Medium bodied. Good beer.