kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(cask) deep amber with nice head and nice lace. Light hops/malt aroma. Flavor is biscuit malt with some floral hops. Great cask mouthfeel.
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Amber with a thin head. Light hoppy aroma with a hint of malt. Very well balanced flavor, with floral hops and bready/biscuity malt. Light sweetness and a hint of earthiness. Pretty good.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, at Nodding Head on 7/24/09. Pours brownish-amber, topped with a small off-white head. Aroma is nice and a bit hop-forward, with notes of citrus nicely balanced by toffee, caramel, and fruit. Flavor exhibits nice balance as well; with good interplay between toffee, caramel, lemon and grapefruit. Citrus lingers on the palate. Very tasty, and quite easy to drink.
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(10/19/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Philadelphia. Clear amber color. Aroma of hops with some grapefruit and lemon hints. flavor has nice hoppy tones with some peach and citrus, and a malty, a bit biscuity, background, with some caramel. A bitter finish with some earthy hop notes. Medium-bodied. Pleasant.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - part of sampler at brewery. Pours a orange/red/amber color with a 1+ finger white head. Aroma is floral, citrus, dough and a little caramel. Flavor is mild malts with a nice dose of floral & citrus hops. Probably my favorite of the sampler. Very drinkable. Could session this quite nicely.
Braudog (6299) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pint at the brewpub. Reddish amber with a slightly sticky top. Caramel aroma. Tangy and tart, this is a well balanced, predominately caramel but with a nice tart hop bite. Very nice ESB. (#3190, 11/9/2007)
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral flowery flavor and aroma. Amber color with thinner body. Light hop finish.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Firkin at Capone’s. Served at room tempature. Cloudy orange body with thin head. Aroma has a citrusy, malty, caramel aroma. Flavor has a slight hop bitterness, a little soapy. Smooth bitterness and a full mouthfeel. Gave me light burpy hops.
DocLock (9876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capone’s. The pour is medium copper with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of citrus, buttery diacetyl, caramel malt, lemongrassy notes, hops. Tastes earthy caramel malty, with buttery notes, slight fruit, and slight hops. Light palate with little carbonation.
dmac (5478) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s. Poured a clear copper color with an average white head. Aroma is balanced with some caramel malt and cirusy hops. Flavor is well balanced and this ESB goes down nice and smooth. Excellent session beer.