argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(PPSG09, 220z bottle) Large beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, floral, caramel, some molasses/candi sugar. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/molasses, floral/earthy, light cherry. Light-medium body.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@Pilsner Petes East Coast Gathering-22oz bottle–pours a tan head and copper/amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, some herbal. Taste is sweet medium malt, some herbal/spice, alcohol. Thanks fredandboboflo & lilbeerdoctor for sharing.
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Mostly clear amber ale with a small, fat bubbled white head. Aroma-wise, I could pull absolutely nothing out of the glass. Medium to full-bodied with light carbonation. Beefy, grainy flavor that leans slightly bitter. Finishes lightly bitter, a hint astringent, and then dries out. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a clear cola brown with orange highlights and a light white head. Sweet malt with a touch of hops and caramel on the nose. Medium bodied and a bit malty. Finishes with a light bitterness. Definitely sessionable, but rather boring.
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Ratebeer Spring Gathering. Deep amber pour. The aroma is nutty and lightly sweet. There is a bit of earthy sweetness with a bit of light spice. Flavour is a little bit watery but there is a nice light sweetness and a bit of bitterness. There is a light astringency, but it’s not bad.
czar (7876) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at brewpub. hazy almost cloudy golden orange with a minimal off-white head, some retention. grains - wheat and rye, spicy-peppery, citrusy, bit of caramel, herbs and booze. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, short herbal finish. lame esb interpretation.
AirForceHops (6295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ brewpub on 28 Nov, 2012. Proper glassware. Hazy copper pour with thin white head leaving light lace down the sides. Nose is caramel and some dank, muskiness. Not much hop presence and that’s fine because it does have an English feel to it. Malt with a weak Earthy bitterness in the finish. Medium in body. It was served to cold. It got much better as it warmed. Would be nice on cask.
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown pour with hints of red. Medium caramel malt with a hint of pine on the nose. Slight sweetness, light caramel malt, and a nice finishing bitter. Thin and watery with good carbonation.
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 7/12/13, My 50th ESB tick!
Aroma: The nose has some rather light hop notes, caramel and nutty malts
Appearance: It pours a clear light amber color with a small head and not a lot of lace
Flavor: The flavor is light and clean, with a clean malt sweetness and a nice, light hop bitterness
Palate: The body is light, it has a nice, clean mouthfeel, and drinks quite easily
This is a nice, clean, easy drinking ESB. The nose and flavors lean toward the subtle side, but aren’t bad at all. I liked this one.
thornecb (5538) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep, clear amber into an English pint. Little to no head. Caramel and resin aromas. Soft with sweet bread and mild resin finish.