JoePeesie (848) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a decent Bitter, nose and taste is of spice, floral hops, and a touch of light malts.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear light copper with a large off-white head and some nice lacing.
Aroma: Biscuit, caramel, heather-like herbs, citrus and metal.
Taste: Sweet caramel, biscuit and slight citrus upfront before turning more bitter with a strong herbal and metallic finish, which leaves a slightly unpleasant aftertaste.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body, slightly creamy but a strange finish.
Overall: Interesting hybrid type beer. I am going to steal the "German ESB" term from someone else, as it seems to have Marzen qualities to it. It also really seems as if they add Heather to it. Good, not great, beer overall. If it wasn’t for the aftertaste, it would have been better.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer, by any measure, but lacking the depth of flavor to really stand apart. This one pours a medium, red tinged amber. Nose is malty with a bit of alcohol. Flavors are nice --- caramel and malt, mostly --- but could use a bit more complexity and hop character. Overall, however, this might make for a nice winter warmer.
benpickens (379) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear bronze with light porous head that doesnt hold well; unusual and distinct aroma; hard to describe... distinct flavor as well and again, hard to articulate. Good but strange enough that I think I would gorw tired of it if drunk regularly.
clevelandbruno (58) - Half Moon Bay, California, USA - JUL 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I look forward to this brew every year. It’s so flavorful and the color is so beautiful. Get it, you won’t regret it.
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this was a delicious beer with pleasant bitterness nice lacing and great aromas, delicious
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma is malty with caramel, biscuit, and dark fruit., The flavor is typical ESB with some caramel, raisins, and toffee. The aftertaste is rather sweet. Overall it was pretty good.
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice Amber beer that really surprised me. I was happy too have two in a row.
culchiem (2032) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light Amber colour with a thin head. Rounded fruity malt aroma. Flavour of soft fruit, plum, with a medium bitter background. Palate is a long lingering bitter.
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malt on the nose. Dark straw color, nice white head. Malty flavor with some pepper and spice. Medium mouthfeel. The combination is nice and warming even if the alcohol is low. A good winter beer.......even though I am not a winter beer person.