willisread (817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours amber with a medium off-white head. Toffee and caramel aromas present. Sweet on the palate with a touch of pepper a slightly dry finish. Oily mouthfeel with light carbonation.
seehaferb23 (81) - - APR 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer club at Cannery Row tried the ESB category for the first time . Cheers!
Dacrza (631) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE TASTED: April 23, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: a tough day on the JV diamond needs a Cavs win tonight... APPEARANCE: rather translucent copper body with slow bubbles; white head is swiftly evaporating and uneven but soapy; lacing is a haphazard occurrence... AROMA: Centennial and Willamette hops present an aromatic, bitter kick; immutable caramel malts provide a formidable one-two punch... PALATE: buttery smooth with a whisper of carbonation; a bitter finish of a medium-bodied, pleasantly drinkable ale ... TASTE: a nicely balanced mixture of bitter, almond-nutty, buttery base and softer aromatic hops--some bubblegum too; a tasty, mild, sessionable beer ... OVERALL: drinkable is the word--a pint worthy of an oaken bar and some pub fare; a good sports companion...
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy amber with a very small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and light hops. Taste is bitter with little to no hops-- kind of disappointing.
Savage_Night (114) - California, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice Amber color with a good white head. Head retention is poor. Sweet malt, orange, very slight citrus and bitterness. Flavors of sweet malt, orange, slight caramel, malt bitterness and very slight pepper. It’s a refreshing ESB.
TheJester (2165) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small bottle - I didn’t write it down. Maybe 330 mL. Nice looking beer, decent ESB aroma. But the flavour is on the sweet side, and it’s really lacking in any sort of subtlety. Maybe you’re not looking for that ina an ESB. But there are better, easily available, examples out there.
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small offwhite coarseish head. Clear brown body. Raisiny caramelly strawy aroma with floral fruity notes. Dry-sweet fruity perfumy caramelly taste with strawberry and spice notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish spicy herbal caramel aftertaste with raisiny cocos notes. Nice, drinkable, slightly artificial. (0.355l bottle, from Vinbudin Kringlan, Reykjavik.)
sinte (404) - Udine, ITALY - APR 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber body with average, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing; almost no bubbles at all.
Moderate malty (caramel) and light-to-moderate hoppy (orange) aroma, with notes of spices and alcohol.
Moderate sweet and light-to-moderate bitter flavour; bitter finish.
medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.
rjplumer (664) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet caramel malt aroma. Brown body with a red hue. Mild caramel roast taste with a mild bitter bite. Refreshing with a good body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
floydslip (253) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper beer with a thin foamy bright white head. Nose of slightly citrusy hops, a bit of caramel, and some cereal grain. Flavor is mildly bitter up front with some metallic accents, which then give way to a pleasant malty sweetness before finishing with a little hop resurgence. Clean flavors, although not particularly exciting. Decent.