GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good common ESB that won’t steer you wrong. The full malted body goes down smooth and awards you with a refreshing bittersweet finish. This stuff is great on tap, and I highly suggest drawing yourself a pint should you have the means.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This impressed me until I tried some other ESB’s and realized that this one is somewhat lacking. Still a good beer overall.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
An excellent example of an English-style beer. Many American brewers take it too far. This beer is right where it should be; offering some really nice characteristics but maintaining a high level of drinkability. The beers pours an orange-tinted amber with a nice, but somewhat short lived head. The aroma has an extremely nice, softly fruity character. A creamy mouthfeel and well rounded lightly caramel malt flavor is backed by an expansive but restrained bitterness. Again, this is very English in character. The finish is lightly dry; and will probably leave you with a nice hop burp! A very nice, restrained English-style ale.
MrTapeworm99 (13) - Sonora, California, USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer for the price, and refreshing on a hot day. Bitter in a good way. Very drinkable and not too bad of a hangover.
anticop (79) - Porterville, California, USA - JUL 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i like this beer, good taste, i got with a chick who was drinking this stuff, good job
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another beer that I drank a lot of when I lived in Seattle. It was brewed only by the Redhook brewery at the time, and seemed better than it is today. It has a rather unique taste, another one that I think that I could pull from a blind taste test. It was very good on tap. The ones I have had recently do not seem as good as the locally brewed ones I used to get in Seattle, my rating is a comination of the two.
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a nice pale orange color. Nothing too much to say about this brew. There are really no positives or detractors. Subtle citrus hints in the taste, but that’s about it. Good, but average ale.
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty bitter but smooth esb. good overall beer.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2004 has a refreshing bitterness. reminds me of a mandarin orange. light and colorful. This is a great beer for many occasions. nothing spectacular about it though. Rerate. 2003 draft. yuck, I really hate to admit it, but this is nothing worth drinking. Orange-like sweetness, dry and not very fresh at all. Out of balance, watery.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice citrus hop bitterness…Nice balance with the malt…Refreshing and tasteful…