Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good stuff. Golden in color with a thin eggshell head. I picked this up at the store because I had never had it and the old lady opened it and started drinking it from the bottle. I appreciate her willingness to try new things, but keep me in the loop here. I like a higher abv beer from New Belgium. I like how the sips seemed to alternate from a hearty maltiness to a crisp, sweet hop flavor. Kinda thin on the tongue. I agree with many of the raters that this is an awkward take on the style, but I liked it for what it was.
dnstone (2050) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with white head. A lighter beer with a full malt flavor, some earthy tones and a touch of belgian yeast in the finish. Lightly floral-malty aroma.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a clear amber color with a slight off white head. Light nose with a hint of malt and grain. Light florals as it warms. The flavor is mostly caramel and malt. Don’t get much hop wise. Easy to drink.
ellolovey (408) - Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a frothy ivory head. Thick lacing. Aroma of grains, toffee, and sweet malts. Very malty with a slight peppery spice. Pretty blah.
schlitzfaced (20) - Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from a bottle, pours a medium orange with a small head. very clear. could taste the pepper with maybe a little bit of spice. Overall not a bad beer. Not real hoppy.
ryrpat (53) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice change of pace. Definitely get the spicy peppery taste which goes down surprisingly smooth. I probably wouldn't purchase again but I would have one if available
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maxwelldeux (2724) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear dark golden color with a moderate white head on it. Nose actually has some grains in there and just a hint of pepper, but not much else for me. Taste is quite malty to me, slightly toasty and somewhat earthy. Almost just a bit of toffee, too. Not a bad drink.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well balanced ESB. Toasty malts with a decent amount of floral, citrusy hops. Brown appearance.
Imaena (1635) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This is an ok brew but I don’t get the ESB feel from it. Good all the same.
Vballnbeer (157) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my favorite winter brews. On draft, it is spicy, and peppery, with a nice combination of sweet and hop at the end. I would drink this year round and anxiously await its winter arrival.
leo2x4us (63) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light straw appearance with minimal head. Light beer with little bitterness. Taste like lemon with grapefruit.