mjmoen (62) - - JUN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a really nice amber color. Nicely balanced beer, notes of fruit and honey. Easy to drink. Just delightful
MrJoller (62) - ITALY - AUG 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Pour is amber with a spongy looking fast vanishing head. Aroma is almost absent with some caramel notes but nothing too spectacular. Mouthfeel is low to medium carb, seriously lacks something, is not right in my opinion.
Taste is caramel and sweet malts and not so much bitter, not complex at all and not very balanced. A major meh.
molsonfan9000 (59) - geneva, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Semi fruity smelling beer. Color is amber with a thick head. Taste is sweet amost orangy tasting with a A good beer, worth a taste any day of the week.
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy copper with small fine head. I need to pull pretty hard to get much aroma but the smell is a relatively pleasant sweetness of light caramel malts. Little in the way of hops to round out the rather light beer. Dry finish doesn’t have enough clear hop range to really impress.
Casteel420 (59) - Bristol, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber/copper almost red, with little head. Sweet taste with bitter aftertaste. Smooth and easy drinking. Aroma is musty, caramelly.
MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 A nicely balanced though somewhat unremarkable beer. A good session choice.
wade (58) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2000
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
As you can see, not one of my favorites. Does Red Hook make anything better?
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím frankly surprised this is Redhooks flagship beer. It seems really harsh. It does itís job as far as alcohol goes, but itís a difficult way to get there. Not anywhere near as smooth as their seasonal NutBrown, or the Blackhook. Still, by all means, if there isnít a Rogue or Bridgeport alternative, donít start reverting to Sam Adams! ;) I wonder what this beer would taste like on Nitro as they did with their IPA, (on tap) . . .
tlitt2 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 Nice dark orange hue with constant carbonation. Smells maybe a little of hops, not much though. Some nice pine/ hops flavor with a tad of sweetness. I think this is a great session beer. Very drinkable, consistent, smooth. Granted, this is my first ESB.
asimeow (58) - Sandsli, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity, sweet, plums. Nice amber colour, white head. A bit too sweet for beer. Plum wine carbonated...