ffbot (338) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a can, nice pleasant bitter and caramel smell, a real presence of balance there. Taste is caramel and burnt sugar, and a nice, long, bitter taste that sits well with ya
coburn_c (7) - Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ESB is not a desirable moniker in America. It’s just a sweet amber ale, but put ESB on a bottle and good luck getting it into the establishment, much less back out. So little surprise when I find this bottle I enjoy today was bottled on Feb, 24, 2014. It’s still excellent. Smells like candied bread. Just the right amount of sweetness, malt, and a tiny twinge of bitter hops. Plus it looks like a strong urination, which is, I understand, what beer should look like.
BeerRenter76 (725) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally rated on 8/23/08. Finally bought this one after months of seeing it at the store. RH ESB poured a amber colored body, and typical of english style brews there wasnt much in the way of carbonation or head. Aroma of hops, taste was a little sweet and bitter, with hints of citrus and malt.
High_in_NM (28) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love this beer! By far the best of all the US macros. Hazy copper pour with lovely, fluffy white head. 5.8 abv hits the sweet spot between too little and too much. Character is quaffable and yet delicious. To borrow a line, tastes great and less filling! A sixer of Redhooks makes any Sunday afternoon - such as today - finer!
tfontana (663) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Signal Variety. Aroma is crackers and bread. Appearance is lightly hazy pale copper with fair sparkle, finger-width fluffy white head with fair retention and decent foamy lacing. Taste is mild sweet cracker/biscuit with light toast, on the caramelized side; mild bitter balance. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture and lively carbonation, mild sweet finish. Overall, highly drinkable with fair grades all around but nothing spectacular.
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - FEB 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out amber. 12°SRM.
Nose. Caramel. Wheat malt like in wheat germ. Nutmeg and clove. Toasted barley malt.
Mouthfeel watery. Wheat malt and pale malt sweet. There is dark wheat toast. Honey. Good bitters are present. Overall palate was sweet.
Finish brief and not very interesting.
Kita (1867) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 0.355l. Cloudy orange amber color with thin soapy off-white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel, grass, cereals and berries. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel and dandelion syrup, follows light fruity and grassy with mild medicinal note, mouth feel is mild spicy and rather dry, while finish is moderate bitter. Light to medium body, oily texture and fizzy carbonation in palate. Didn’t expect much and didn’t get much more...
danielyabu (1524) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 25, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
white frothy small head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. light amber, translucent, thick body. aroma: moderate hoppy, honey. initial flavor: light bitter and sweet. final flavor: moderate bitter light sweet (malty); /average duration.Palate: light medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, chalky finish. Lacks personality compared to English counterparts. 30s usd3 @JUSMAG Thai (unlisted at ratebeer so far)
MNAle (120) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy amber with solid carbonation and a white head that recedes quickly. Bready aroma. Nice mouth feel, sweet malt taste transitions to a very mild bittering. This is a refreshing beer, but it is lacking the depth and complexity of flavors expected of an ESB. It has no glaring faults; it just doesn’t stand up to the competition.
tekstr1der (348) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This stuff takes a beating in the ratings, but I find it pleasant. Pours a clear copper with thin white head. Aroma is biscuit and caramel. Flavor is similar with nice maltiness. It is a bit thin, and nothing like the wonder of Fullers, but it’s drinkable and nothing glaringly bad sicks out at me.