bs476 (80) - - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cigar box, mild smoke. Not too bitter. Coke-brown color. Enjoyable but would probably pass up for either a hoppy amber or a smokey stout.
ellolovey (404) - 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 (2713) - 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 (2360) - 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 (1630) - 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 (156) - 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.
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - A solid 2 finger off-white head rests on top of a brilliant amber hued body. Thick vertical strips of lacing.
S - Huge cracker based malt, sesame seeds, pine nuts, toasted white bread, almonds, and berry fruit.
T - Excellent cracker malt, with notes of toffee, Granny smith apple peels, butterscotch, and caramel. A slight tang of citrus plays with carbonation to add a zesty bite. Citrus blends with hints of pine to add a freshness. Some nuttiness pokes it’s head in. Finishes with a sweet caramel sweetness but has a spicy back to balance everything out.
M - Medium body, perfect carbonation for the style.
The malt is super complex with variations of breads, cracker, and simple caramel to make this beer a standout. The hops play their role but don’t get in the way of the excellent malts. This is a must try if you like ESB’s!...or any beer. I can’t say enough about the malt profile.
Serving type: bottle
Patrickctenchi (2500) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-ish amber with a tall, frothy tan head.
Aroma is spiced cola/caramel.
Taste is fruit, pepper, and a nice floral bitter.
Soft, tingly mouthfeel.