bellychugsbeer (9) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
You can taste a slight sweetness and has a light aftertaste. All and all it is a good refreshing beer, but I would prefer it to be a bit stronger.
bensonius (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a decent medium amber I wouldnít call it copper.
Aroma is that of cooked tomatoes barely registers and aroma.
Taste has a slight bubblegum aspect if you really cycle some air through it while in your mouth. All around almost flavourless with a hint of bitter aftertaste... but not much. Fades to nothing after swallowing.
Overall would be good to chug after a hard days work. Nothing offensive, but nothing worth praise either.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crisp refreshing and clean amber ale that really does go well with some crab legs fresh off the ocean.
Fredis23 (87) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light Copper Color, Slight Head, No Lacing. Lightly malty and hoppy. Seems to be too carbonated and has some weird taste. Tried a couple of bottles on a couple of different occasions. It was hard to drink and did not enjoy it. Pass it...
Capa (1905) - Manama, BAHRAIN - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, lightly toasted, caramel, and crisp hop bitterness. Easy going but uneventful. Decent slugging beer.
Caytinator (577) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Clear pour, small bubbly persistent head. LIght honey color. Kind of ugly. Light, hay aroma. Very light taste, not too much in it. A little fizzy, just enough taste to be acceptable. Light body, little aftertaste.
Patrickctenchi (1682) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky, dark yellow with a small, off-white head.
Scent is lightly fruited, caramel.
Taste is malty, berry flavour.....raspberry/blueberry....slightly bitter, chalky berry aspects.
My rate seems to be a bit anomalous compared to others, but, thatís what Iím tasting...anyway, I think itís pretty good....light, fruity, lively.
mjteeters (28) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mixed 12-pack of bottles from grocery store. Definitely copper in color. Minimal aroma, "neutral". Taste is almost sweet with a light finish. Not my favorite Red Hook product.
arventresca (484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in mix pack. Just not doing it for me. I canít find the ESB anywhere anymore, and besides the longhammer, thatís my choice from these guys.
camborne (293) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Minimal nose. Caramel sweet palate with some malty taste. Goes down smooth but not very complex
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Aroma of corn, malt. Taste is oddly sweet, but also watery. Palate is nice and crisp, no bad aftertaste. Inoffensive food beer.