slowrunner77 (8988) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"for an ESB it’s pretty stinkin good, but i have to say - the style is pretty much a scale of 1-4...can’t imagine an esb being "eventful" enogh to be a 5. this one’s classic, quaffable, nearly perfectly balanced."
nickd717 (3993) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear amber in color with an average-sized white head. Can’t say I love the aroma. It’s leafy and citric, somewhat like an amped-up ESB but a bit unpleasant. The flavor is better, with a good mildly sweet caramel malt base, leafy hop notes, and medium bitterness. Medium-bodied with average carbonation level. Overall good, but could stand to improve on the nose.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Carlsbad location. Amber pour. Aroma is oranges, yeast, honey, caramel, grains. Flavor is hoppy and yeasty with some grainy notes and faint oragne peel. Ok.
anders37 (21632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Ølbaren, Copenhagen. Pours a clear amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma withsome hints of caramel. Sweetish fruity malty caramel flavor with some nice hoppy hints. Has a malty hoppy bitter finish with some hints of caramel in the aftertaste.
DuffMan (8801) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad. Bright orange, slightly hazy, low head generating ropy lace. Fruity tamgerine and toffee aroma. Very hoppy fruity palate, tangerines, fresh pineapple, crusty/toasty malts, medium bitter finish. Very tasty!
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured cloud bright yellow-gold with a thick, creamy white head. Looks just like a Boddington’s out of the nitro-can. Spotty lacing. Bread dough, grass, and spicy hops in the nose. Bitter taste of peppery hops and Goldings. Bready back, more of a sourdough quality. Dry finish. Great session.
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(11/3/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Carlsbad. 6.5%. Clear amber color. Aroma of malt, some bread, toast, caramel and some slightly earthy hops. Sweetish toasty flavor at first, continues hoppy and bitter with some fruity, floral and earthy notes. Medium-bodied.
Theis (14937) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at ØLbaren & Ørsted Ølbar. Clear dark amber - offwhite head. Amber ,alts, caramel, medium bitterness, nice hoppy, grass, cactus, citrus, resin, grape, light sweetness, dark bread, light light wood. OK - Nice.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Clear deep golden orange colour with a very nice steady big creamy off/white head. Good lacing. Aroma of hops with caramel and toasty malt. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a mild sweetness with fruity hops, toasty malt and caramel. Well alsting hoppy bit sweet bitter finish.
joergen (25127) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen.
Clear amber coloured with a huge and creamy off white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, peches, pine needles and grass.
Fruity flavour of caramel, peaches, hops, pine needles and grass.