czar (7707) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
can. gushy and foamy. pours unclear copper-orange with an abnormal light beige head, sticky lacing. spicy toffee maltiness, sweetish specialty malts as well - peppery peaches perhaps; carbonic acid, treacle, potent grassy, piney and earthy notes, alcohol. foamy carbonation - settling; light body; assertive grassy-grapefruits medium long finish. obvious canning issue. still an average take on esb.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4588) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nicklebrook Equilibrium ESB 5.5%
Waiting for a triumphal parade for an Olympian to start I decided to give this a try.
Milky orange brown color, thick beige head. Biscuit and toffee aroma. The taste is bitter, biscuit, a little acrid with some orange hop notes. Passable.
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ChadPoole (281) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a 4 can sample pack from the lcbo. Pours dark amber with a big foamy off white head. Aroma is sweet carmel, dark fruits, vanilla and oak. Mouthful is straight bitter at first then mellows to a great balanced taste. Very good beer, starting to really like this style.
sudomorph (1088) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
473ml 29 June 2016 can. Pours a clear caramel with a finger of off white head that thins slightly but sticks to the glass. Aroma has notes of dark caramel, traditional bittering hops, slight dark fruits, and a creamyness. Taste is balanced well with notes of caramel, biscuit, bread, mild dark fruits, faint roast, and medium, fruity yeast. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Fairly clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a nicely crafted esb. Lots of malty caramel and bready notes with dark fruits and hints of roast.
googleimage83 (47) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, forms a gorgeous fiery red hue when held in light. Average head, but long retention. Sweet caramel nose with some vanilla and oak notes, not a huge aroma but very nice. Taste is surprisingly dry in contrast, but the malt profile still reigns supreme. Lots of grain as well. Nice floral hop finish, not too common in an ESB. Very impressive, far and away my favourite from the sampler pack.
portwood (167) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smell: sour cherries, orange, slight funk.
Taste: crisp carbonation, tart & grainy.
Finish: dry/earthy bitterness, lemon, burnt caramel.
crossovert (11344) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A pretty decent esb, fruity and toasty notes, good malt body, medium to low bitterness.
sallysudz (31) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely balanced with gorgeous malts and bitter hops. A little more hoppy than I am used to from this style. Nice complexities in flavours: malts, chocolate, fruit, leafy hops
SuperTiti33 (843) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bien malté. Céréale. Léger caramel doux et pas sucré. Houblon herbacé. Un peu végétale.
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GlennHendry (288) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich toffee pour with a creamy head. Smells of citrusy hops and sweet caramel malts. Creamy smooth, this has plenty of earthy and fruity hops to go with the sweet malts. A really nice ESB. I’m liking this sampler pack more with each beer.