Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is my not type of beer, extremely bitter. tried it at a a baseball game , anything over a Bud.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A classic American craft stand by.Slightly bitter with a dry finish.
bsii99 (13) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
easy to drink. smooth texture. Bitterness comes out if you drink too quickly. Something I can enjoy on any occasion.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing special here. Middle of the road as far as ESB’S go. Malty but light on the hops. Easy to drink but just not much flavor.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Kinda yukky, too many beers with red in the name. I thought it was a tad harsh.
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