edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tea brown body accompanied by a tea-like nose. Mild flavored and bitter. Pretty straightforward and good.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours lightly cloudy amber with a mostly receding wispy off-white head. Aroma of toffee, alefruits, plums, earthy toasted malts, Taste is lightly toasted malt, caramel, fuggles and pears. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lightly sticky with soft carbonation. Not too shabby, an enjoyable beer.
downender (7150) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 17/1/08. Orange coloured with a decent, off-white head. Caramel and red fruit aroma with some earthy hops. Full mouth feel with more malt and a long bitter finish. Very enjoyable.
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle ... Very malty, you can really pull out the Maris flavor. Hop characteristic is weak but allows the malt to dominate. Toasty flavor with an appreciable ESB character.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A very drinkable ESB. This beer is a burnt amber in color, with little to no head. It has a floral aroma with a good crispness. The flavor is fairly malty. There are also hints of molasses, and a well rounded toasty character. Enjoyable.
Lowe1983 (1393) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, citrus and floral hops. Flavor is of toasted malts, caramel malts, floral and citrus hops. Light bodied with not too much of a lingering flavor.
brianprentiss (678) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
above average esb, nothing wonderful but good session beer. very little head at all.
bottle from brick store pub, decatur, ga
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly hazy dark copper pour covered by an irregular and small white head. Sandy and lightly earthy nose with a pleasantly minty hop twist that contrast with the toasty and biscuity malts whose sweetness escapes the hops’ radar. Medium bodied, moderately high carbonation. Good.
Christian (11893) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown with a small white head. Somewhat weak caramel, chocolate aroma with a hint of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating # 800!! Nose of captain crunch crunchberries cereal, bisquick batter, dried fruit, and flowers. Pours slightly sparkling copper amber. The mostly lastng creamy off-white head is slight and mostly diminsishing, very light lace. The brew is very well balanced with light acidity, and a nice tempered dried fruit finish. The flavor is exceptional, and this would make a stellar session offering. The medium to full body is creamy and soft. The finish feels clean.