MetalNHopHead (1205) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Red Hook ESB has a bit of a following and I’m pretty fond of this style, so I was expecting great things. I was let down. In fairness, this is an average ESB with above-average looks (especially that perfect snowy head). Flavor is pretty one-dimensional. Sweet malts and that’s basically it. Oh well. At least I can finally say I’ve had it.
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber yellow color with good white head. Malt aroma: nectar and floral. ,Taste: honey sweetness of the malt, toffee and slightly porto, good balance, floral hops.
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent beer not as bitter as some esb beers....very drinkable...a nice change once in awhile....
Spab (3168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Rockhead. Pours a clearish orange colour with average whiteish head. Aroma is gently toasty with caramel, fruity malt and a gentle citric note. Flavour is big on sweet caramelly and fruity maltiness, and has some lightly toasted bread and subtle citric hops. Relatively gentle carbonation. Pleasant.
DomD (224) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of malty cereal. Pours a hazy light amber with white head. Taste is light to medium bitter. Medium bodied, with thin texture, lively carbonation, and a slightly bitter finish. An average ESB.
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, displaying a clear & bright, medium gold hue, with a fairly persistent head of off white/ light cream colored froth, and clingy patches & spots of lacing. The nose was slightly dank, then soft malt, light citrus as lemon & orange, a bit of pit fruit, and a touch of sweetness that was candy and preserves-like. The esters and less sweetness continued in the taste, accompanied by a modest earthy & peppery bitterness that was conveyed well with the average carbonation. Light bodied, and decently sessionable.
artemb (461) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: caramel, toffee, malts.
Taste: light to moderate sweeteness, light bitterness.
Flavour: malts, toffee, caramel, some metall notes, some spices.
Overall this is pleasant and very drinkable.
AgentAle (1403) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is caramel, fudge, toffee and roasted malts. Taste is sweet malts , honey, brown sugar, and light hops with slight citrus and clove. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
SlimHabib (399) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Dark golden brown with a light tan creamy head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, grain, and biscuit. Medium creamy body. Medium bitter that fades very quickly.
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MrTipple (2980) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: grain, caramel malts, some citrus, light floral hops. Appearance: hazy, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: turns lightly sweet, grain malts dominate, light caramel, fruity. Overall: OK ESB, well-balanced, a bit light and boring. Bottle at Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA.