Malaclemys (421) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear coper with white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, earthy. Taste is malty, caramel, bread, and earthy. Medium bodyu with a bitter finish.
b79turner (243) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled poured into a tulip glass. Pours Amber with a white head, good lacing. Nose is a little funky, earthy. Taste is bitter, typical of an ESB. Nice beer.
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. BBE Nov 2013. (Liquor Express) Huntsville, AL.
Clear amber colour with a small off-white head.
Tea-like floral hops, mild bitterness and sweet malt in the aroma.
The flavour is sweet resiny hops, moderate bitterness and sweet malt. Not very original.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Hop City Birmingham. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy beige head, medium-long retention and good lacing. Aroma is earthy, herbal, and perfume hops, toast and cookie malt, pear and apple esters. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, sweet malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
decaturstevo (5696) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with creamy white head. Aroma is light caramel malt and earthy tones. Flavor of sweet malt, earthy/floral hops with a decent bitter. Thin and watery but good.
bytemesis (5556) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear amber, medium off white head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is caramel and light pine. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light piney bitter. Light body, silky mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Draft. Red copper color with a medium white head with nice lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral hops. Light body with some malt sweetness, caramel notes, and a bitter hop finish. Better the second time I tried it.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Poured medium amber with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma was intensely floral with a good bit of caramel malt. Flavor was toasted malt, almost perfumey hops. Not quite what I expected but good.
Coopeec (9) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught, slightly bitter on the nose, but not really a lot of aroma. A mixture of bitter and sweet. Bitter was a little to up front and unbalanced for me. I wouldn’t say it was an easy drinker, but it wasn’t hard either. Overall it is OK. May try again.
drostj (106) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Rocket City Brewfest. Slightly sweet, malty aroma; clear amber with a creamy head. Not what I was expecting from a bitter - more malty and a bit sweet with enough hops to balance it out. I was tempted to rate this down as it did not really seem like a good ESB, but it’s a good beer despite not fitting the name.