GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, 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 (1213) - RÝros, 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 (10902) - 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 (10728) - Orange County, 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 fingerís 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 (16537) - MalmŲ, 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 (2144) - 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 Iím satisfied with this ESB and will say it again, itís 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.
Getbetter (827) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap, brown,bitter but roasty enough not to be too bitter.i like this beer interested into this brewery
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the San Diego International Beer Festival. Golden cooper with a creamy white head. Sweet earthy aroma and a malty musty taste.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a deep amber body topped by a medium thick to thick head with little lacing. Itís slightly sweet, malty and biscuity with a fairly strong bitter hops note. Medium bodied, smooth and slightly astringent.