Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty Amber with a tan head. Nice combo of toasted malt and fruity hops might chocolate in the finish with plenty of bitter fruit hops. Good brew.
BeerandBlues2 (11979) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt with earthy hops. Flavor is lightly sweet malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Marheb (4604) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2015 Des fleurs d’oranger qui prennent de l’assurance dans une soupe maltée croustillante. L’amertume terreuse d’une ESB est bien installée également.(3.5) *Version cask: Amertume propre et verte sur une superbe texture céréalière fruitée et intelligemment sucrée. Superbe buvabilité.(3.9)
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
[ Tap ][ New English ][ 4oz ][ Taster ][ $1.5 ][ 2/1/14 ]
>> Clear amber pour, okay low foam. Nose is fresh Vienna type grist, sugar. Taste is course Vienna malt, apple, finishing with harsh metallic bite. Unpleasant.
bergstaden (2273) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with off white head - Good malts and some hops in the aroma - Nice malt body with some caramel, Nice hop precense with some bitterness - Lingering finish with hops and hints of dryness - Yhis was quite nice
bhensonb (13857) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours bright copper with a beige head. Aroma is floral with somewhat toasty malt. Med body. Flavor is rather sweet toasty malt with some floral hop. Maybe a touch too sweet for the style. Or not. Little hints of chocolate creep out. Not sure it nails the style. We need to ask one of the cousins about that. Nice.
brokensail (15642) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating from BA. On tap at 5 Points. The pour is a fairly dark amber color with a finger’s worth of off-white foam. A fair amount of toasty and biscuity malt that is paired with some floral and citrus hop notes. There is a hint of nuttiness to this beer as well. This is a fairly sweet and malt forward beer. The biscuity malt is contrasted by a bit of a bitterness and some light citrus and grass flavors.
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Tiger!Tiger! Tavern, San Diego, CA. Pours a dark amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Canyon Club: Appeared as a medium brown tea color with tiny thing development of foam head. The aroma is faint but has evidence of lightly toasted malts that give off a slight scent of toffee and nuts. The drink is balanced well with a heavy body and the addition of quality English malt that brings out a bready taste of whole grains with notes of honey. Minor notice of bitter hops but I’m satisfied with this ESB and will say it again, it’s a solid effort.
adrosson (148) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at brewery. Nice light bitterness. Creamy and hoppy and enjoyable.