nearbeer (3777) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml. Light haze on the orange-amber body with a lasting thin meringue on top. Rich nose of spicy dark toffee and earthy florals are cut nicely by a light citrus zest. Tastes of dark toffee, vanilla and spicy-sweet pollen are moderated by toast, roasted parsnip, light orange zest and a delicate woody-hop finish. Medium body has a nice balance and low-average carbonation. Excellent take on this often mistreated style.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I've enjoyed this beer. Malt body and nice bitter taste. Very nice esb. Try it.
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tmongoose (1328) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft medium orange color with white head and decent lacing. medium bitterness in flavor and is not overpowering like some others. solid malt backbone. over all pretty decent esb.
maxwelldeux (3692) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in a flight. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a small head. Nose was a little bitter and smelled a bit of the classic English-style hops. Taste is a little bitter, but has a nice malty background to balance it out.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at the OHB Tap room recently. Came out a dark honey orange with a small cap on top. Nose carried some vegetable scent, noble hops, grass. Crisp, mouth with moderate carbonation. Mild bitterness with dry character. Subtle fruit-like sweetness pulls through. This is a balanced bitter beer, that pared really well with my burger. Sorry I’ve passed over this one for so long. I may have to grab a few bottles now.
PaperKnife (82) - - JUN 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 22 oz. Hazy, dark amber color, tan foamy head. Aroma is biscuity, some hop spiciness. Malty, toasty, bitter, spicy.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours copper with cream colored head. Aromas are fruity and earthy. Taste are earthy with grass, fruity, and bis quit notes. A very good bitter.
jcos (1559) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on May 10th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a copper clear.
Aroma: Aroma is of caramel malt.
Taste: Medium bitterness, lots of caramel balance.
Palate:Medium-light, quick finish.
Summary: A solid ESB.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Possibly the best ESB I have had. Pours translucent brown, small head. Some hops in the aroma, a pleasant surprise. Palate is very refreshing, some mild caramel and a crisp hoppy finish. Tastes very clean, very refershing and more of a flavor profile than most ESBs.
bmerz (712) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2012 Draught. Light amber with good lace. Farmy grain aroma with light floral orange. Flavor is citrus, light caramel mal, cooling candy grapefruit. Mouthfeel is soapy dry, then bitter and mouthwatering. A very nice American take on an ESB. Note I rated it from a different tap and gave it much lower marks...consistency, the tap, mine or the bartender’s mistake?