cfrancis (2337) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Run of the mill ESB. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel malts and small noble hops. Taste is sweet caramel and earthy malts with a small hop bitterness finishes it out.
fiulijn (14403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the brewpub
Amber color, creamy head. The aroma is a bit dusty. Dry caramel flavor, dusty too, and with too much roastiness; relatively strong bitterness.
More an anonymous American Amber than a ESB.
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
cask days @ beau’s oktoberfest, 2012. cloudy amber pour with small white cap. fruits, sulphur (?), some citrus, spices. citrusy yet unbalanced finish. light body. disappointed.
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Vankleek Hill’s/Beau’s Oktoberfest. Dark orange, almost opaque. Short lasting white head. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, cereals, biscuit. Some English hops, light herb and earth. Somewhat long lasting bitterness. Light bodied, watery. I’ve had better.
BreWedge (313) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Mill Street TO Pearson. Pours a very light brown bordering gold with a thin head. Aroma was hard to discern. Taste is roasty malts, some biscuit, and some bitter hops. Mouthfeel is a mild bite from the hops with a short finish.
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very bland overall. Pours out a beautiful light brown in the body with a thin beige head that dies quickly. Big carbonation lingers for a long time. The nose is sweet and lightly spiced with hints of lemon and big grainy malts. Hints of honey and light skunk with no chocolate but and off fruity flavor. Overall a light astringecy on the finish, but not much at all going on
mnurda (1125) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. My favourite of the sample tray. Great hops carbonation etc...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A keeper! I think I’ve been a little tough on these guys, but I always respect what they’re doing and here’s a good example that shows they know how to make great beer. Marris Otter shining through in this beautiful blend; if I bought this on tap in an English village I’d be pleased, it’s what a fine and dandy ESB should be. Surprised this isn’t one of their highest rated brews.
kevinsenn (1066) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Beertown (Hespeler). Dark amber and clear. Mild caramel and English hops aroma. Taste is toasty, slightly roasty, caramel, and nutty. There’s not enough hop presence for the style, and the finish is mildly bitter. There’s also a bit of "hay" towards the end, and it’s a little watery (but not too much). Carbonation seems high for the style.
Lagerboy (1217) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice clear copper, foamy off white head fades. Grassy piney malty aroma. Caramel malt taste with a light bitterness, some fruit notes. Average carbonation, light bodied. Light bitter finish. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)