alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper in color. Decent sized head creamy and lasting. Good hoppiness about it. Finish is sweet and bitter. Good beer.
jgariso (1) - USA - NOV 12, 2003 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Budweiser bought these guys? Damn! This used to be one of my favorites from the grocery store. I bought it recently and noticed it had new fancy packaging to match the new lousy taste. They totally ruined it. Too bad.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Carmelly malt aroma that I enjoy.Not an Engish style ESB-but very good in its own style.Slightly buttery,malty flavor with good spicy hop finish.Not a beer for hopheads.Good,extremely drinkable and slightly potent session-style beer(and great with dinner!)
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2007 This is not as bad I thought it was. Nice dark amber body with a light off white head. The aroma is caramel with some light peanuts. The taste has a little bit of buttery goodness along with some peanuts and a little bit of caramel. A good session beer. Used to be a much better beer. When they switched to longnecks, I knew something was wrong. I used to buy this all the time as my fallback. Now I can’t stand to drink it anymore. A shame what happened to Redhook.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty much a standard ESB. Not outstanding but still a good brew. Very consistent with a soft pinch at the end.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Not much in the way of hop aroma. Nice bitterness throughout. Finishes to the dry side. A decent bitter.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 3, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Copper color without much aroma. The flavor is very mild and has a bit of a fruit/malt combination. Very little bitterness. Makes for an easy drinking beer, but nothing inspiring.
djmcfar (64) - Ixonia, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In answer to your question (WISEGUY527 "I used to love this. Did they change or did I?", a friend of mine just told me that they have been bought out by Anheiser Bush (this is one of his favs - and I just told him about this site - expecting Vince to join soon)
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. A little light and fizzy. Tasted alot like a blonde ale more that a bitter.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I used to love this. Did they change or did I? Looks great ... beautiful golden amber; not at al ESB in appearance, of course. Inoffensive nose, middling sort of taste. Too thin, not enough malt, not enough hops, not enough bitterness ...