Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 12/02 (Old Notes)-Pours bronze with a decent head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and grains. Taste of the same with more sweetness. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.
60minuteman (723) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly toasted malts and burnt hop flavor. Thin body and medium duration. Boring though, not one I would get again.
Bammers54 (39) - Camberely, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good effort at a strong English style best bitter, great malt at first and then lovely hoppy flavours coming through as the beer warms up a little bit in the glass, a good around beer. (would be interesting to taste from a cask rather than keg)
eRock_2013 (213) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Continuing my ESB streak of the past few days, this is my first sampling from RedHook brewing. I am impressed, fits the style well but also successfully branches out with the American hop varieties rather than the standard English hops. The appearance is a slightly paler and more golden brown color, good head and lacing. Aroma is a little weak, but features caramel maltiness with some brown sugar notes. Flavor features citrus fruit hop flavors paired with rich maltiness, mildly toasty. Just a little thin on the palate, but is still enjoyable. finishes clean and fresh, well done.
scotchzombie (326) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear bronze amber with a large, full, creamy just off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt and cereal. Taste follows with a nice rich toasted maltiness; sweetness lingers into bitterness and a long, pleasant aftertaste. Some floral hop notes. Crisp, dry. Pretty drinkable.
Foffern (1190) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Café Fiasco, Oslo. Has a slightly hazy light orange colour and a small, off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with caramel, apricot and some leather. Has a fruity flavour as well with lots of apricot and grassy hops in the end. Slick mouth feel, and has a light to medium bitterness. An easy-drinking and fruity ale.
joejames (124) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy amber. Head disappears quickly, little lacing. Aroma of bread, orange, flowers. Taste of caramel malt sweetness, decent earthy hop bitterness. Highly carbonated, light-medium body that finishes sweet. It’s Ok.
ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Royal Gourmetburger & Gin, Bergen. Pours a clear deep orange-hued coppery body with a small white head. Nose is red fruits, raisins, mild caramel, hints of peaches and grass. Taste is mild red fruits and raisins, berries, caramel and hints of honey melon and grains. Medium body and carbonation. Nice ESB on the fruity side of things.
Lightrider (307) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is a honey amber. Aroma is on the weak side. Taste is clean and crisp. Finish is malt.
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Somewhat disappointing. Too sweet to be an ESB. The only highlight is a relatively long and good aftertaste.