CampesinoTino (761) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a clear orange-hued copper color with an inch of beige sea foam head. Mild grassy hops character in the aroma in addition to some lightly toasted malt and caramel. The taste has more of an herbal hops quality to it along with notes of orange citrus and pineapple. There’s also a strong bready malt and toffee backbone balancing out the hops. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy with strong carbonation and a bitter, fruity finish. It’s a solid ESB and a good beer to pair with brewpub fare.
after4ever (6127) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a crystal clear medium amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Mild biscuity iced tea nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Biscuits and iced tea on the mid palate. Mild bready finish.
Reid (1899) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber from Roth’s Sunnyside Market, Salem
Copper coloured ale with a nice sized thick and frothy white head.Good retention
Toasty ,nutty,floral hop aromas.
Flavour is VERY balanced..almost too balanced really as nothing takes my taste buds..its a nice malty,light on the hops beer.
The palate on this is very smooth and makes this just roll over the tongue and down the throat
A nice drinkable..but non-descript ale
TAR (2495) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at Pelican in 2009: Golden peach. Fizzling, short-lived white head. Pleasant aroma of cookie, lemon oil, honeyed apricot, fragrant hops, earthy yeast and leather. Muted note of diacetyl. Soft, borderline-"still" carbonation. Poorly conditioned. Hops are lightly coarse in their bitterness upfront, and deeply perfumey with notes of lemon oil swirled with plentiful grass and flowers. Silky notes of artfully incorporated caramel-drenched nuts and honeyed hay gorgeously deflect the understated hop bitterness. Malt is soothingly soft and well-textured, and provides a sturdy anchor which contrasts with the snug hop grip and distant twinge of minerals. Flabby apricot fruitiness fuses with the malt to lend an effect akin to marmalade slathered atop fresh baked bread. Closes with an inkling of bitterness amid a persistent trail of earthy hops and beefy malts. I hope to someday revisit this when it’s in better condition, as this is a nicely balanced and fairly clean example of a traditional ESB. Bit of a bummer that on this particular day this was being served at circa room temperature with nearly lifeless carbonation. Respectable, as is.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Bright amber, fairly clear, huge foamy off-white head, clumpy lacing.   Surprised its not
darker.   Soft biscuity nose, smidgen of soil or earth.   Not real strong in the malt department.   Light
hop aspect on the backside, very minor.   Balances well with the very minor malt profile.   I expected this
one to be a bit heavier.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Slightly dank on the finish, with some stale
basement notes.   Not very bright, nor very flavorful.   This one comes across as rather dull, unfortunately.
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample tray. Dark amber. Faint scent. Very nicely hopped. A nice drinker. Some citrus and peach. Light caramel malt flavour.
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured a dark orange with a fluffy, off-white head. Easy drinking, very smooth. Malty with hops that created a leafy earthiness. Clean finish. One step behind a pale ale. Solid ESB.
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Bright orange with a lacy white cap. Nutty toffee and grassy aroma, a little piney. Flavours of toffee, orange, slightly spicy, quenching bitter finish. Quite complex actually, very good.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber color. Aromas of mild malt and citrus hops. Minor hop flavor is balanced with a smooth light malt taste.
stchloe (789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very smooth bitter. Sweet and floral tones, and ends with a fairly crisp hoppiness.