Cristobal37 (170) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I can’t believe it took me this long to try this beer. It is a wonderful example of how you don’t need to explode 500 hops on people or give them something like a dry Saharan champagne to create a truly terrific beer. Noticeable hop character paired with a dry malty finish. Fantastic. Reminded me of somewhere between Brewdog’s 5am saint and Fuller’s ESB. Damn good.
bshep (104) - - AUG 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little dry, but smooth at the same time. Not an everyday beer, but you can totally have more than 1 in a sitting and be ok. A must try.
jrodooo5 (687) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It fits it’s description to a tee but I thought ESB are actually suppose to have some bitterness? This is highly malty with a sweet finish. It’s tasty and drinkable but it seems to have found the wrong category. It;s medium bodied & somewhat complex. Rustic orange in color w/ no head or lacing. Sweet malt aroma. Pretty good!
kapusil (437) - HUNGARY - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.355l bottle. Amber body, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuit and floral hops. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit and floral hops. The finish is more on the hoppy side. Very nice ESB.
Jasond612 (168) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/16/13 bottle from Troy. Best (and the last) of the 4 red hooks Troy gave me. Drank out front. Hazy orange color with light Carmel/fruity nose. The taste is a nice moderation of sweet and sour.
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geologyguy (488) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
expired from bi-lo...smells sweet and floral.....sweet almost caramel taste...slightly bitter taste, but not in the usual way...almost more like black liquorish in the background...
Eirikur (351) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - AUG 15, 2013
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A very weird brew ..... There is no aroma at all.
Unrefined, shallow and has a metallic alcoholic tone behind .. Behind almost nothing.
Will not buy again.
SirRepsol (158) - Cologne, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2013
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
from bottle. pours a clear amber colour with a frothy white head. aroma of herbal hops, green apples and biscuit. rather low carbonation, light to medium body and oily texture. really weak and way too sweet flavours of herbal hops with some malts. highly unbalanced and disgusting brew.
stevoj (1337) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry and mildly bitter ale. Pours darkish amber with oily beige head. Aroma is light hops, malt and caramel. Taste is hops, dry malt, pine, wood. Reminds me of a redwood forest.
JCon72 (12) - Springtown, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 1/20