BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in the brewhouse at Olde Hickory. A really great place if you ever get the chance to visit. Unfiltered and dry-hopped. Pour is a cloudy orange with a persistent, off-white head. Aroma of soft, citrusy hops, hints of light berry (English yeast) and biscuity malt. The flavor is more of the same, with the maltiness really shining through and just enough hop flavor to balance it out perfectly. Hints of caramel and toast in there too. A really great session beer. Low on the hop bitterness, making for a very smooth body and flavor, showcasing excellent balance and English character.
jtclockwork (14615) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - pours orange white head - nose and taste of caramel and bready malt - medium body
hman43 (1069) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours a light amber that is clear. It has aromas of toffee, vanilla, and other malts. It has flavors of toffee, vanilla, bread, and hint of floral hops.
LuckyDog (615) - - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on cask at Olde Hickory Station. Very smooth. A classic esb flavor and finish.
nearbeer (4783) - 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 (2151) - 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 (4324) - Snohomish, 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.