fiulijn (14380) - 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.
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber-red colour. Some caramel nose. Some breadcrust malts and herbal hops on the palate. Earthy, caramelly taste. Well-balanced with a slight herbal hop note. Earthy finish. Nice bitter.
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A lightly hazed dark amber with a thick moka head. Aroma of caramel malt and mashed pea. In mouth, a rather chalky and boring ale, almost lager like, no British hops, medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, August 7 2010.
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Foamy off-white head, on dark yellow body. Malty aroma, where are the hops?On-tap at the brewery in its first week. Bitter but medium mouhfeel. Lagerish taste,
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour. The aroma is quite leafy and hoppy. A nice herbal hoppiness along with a soft toasted malt component as well. There is a little kiss of toffee but thte beer isnít overly sweet either. Nicely fruity out on the finish. Soft palate - itís not as dry as I might lime but itís a nice, fruity/hoppy ESB. Fairly rich and quite tasty.
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Lightly hazy amber brown with not much head. A glass transfer to share later earnes a fairly big one. Muted aroma of flat toasty caramel malt. Light bitterness and a light hint of toasty malt in the flavour that fosters a sharp bite in the caramel malt. Hops add little beyond the bitterness. Average palate. Will try this again sometime as this was clearly not as good as the other ratings here.
DuffMan (6669) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Brassy golden colour, medium white head. Aroma is grainy with light toffee, a little weak. Flavours are dull, watery toffee and grains, metallic note in the finish. A poor example of a style that ranges widely. Maybe the ingredients were authentic, but the craftsmanship missed the mark.
Radek Kliber (6397) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Volo, Toronto
Pint of clear amber with typical to bitter ales bright white top.
Fresh grainy nose with good dose of refreshing hops.
I liked this ale . Good , clean work . Malt base developed well, hoppy presence to no much (itís not IPA), but felt all right. Itís nothing you will go crazy for but gotta say that it was brewed with out any major faults. Clean, solid brew. Light enough to be perfect choice as local session beer. Feel like having good chat with friends on Friday eve, this might be the beer to choose for.
mcberko (6306) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Few ounce sample from bottle, pours clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of English malts, bready and citrus hops. Flavour of English malt, stale bread and watery metallic malt. Not very good.
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. At Mill Street Brewpub. *Someone*s on crack - this is awesome. Poured a hazy copper-orange with a solid, lasting creamy beige head. Soft lightly floral hop aroma, light barley malt, very simple but good. The taste follows right on, floral, fresh grain taste, the most appealing grain/barley aftertaste Iíve encountered - balanced, elegant - a true session ESB. Appropriately light body, mildly astringent - a true session beer, Iím looking forward to being able to purchase growlers of this one.