garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Silght hazy orange copper color with a thin off white head. Malty bready aroma and slight indication of hops. Full body and mid carbonation. Thin malt flavor thats almost fruity. Soft bitter bite of hops. Fairly even finish. An average esb. I like mine to have more complexities.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malt aroma. Red amber with strong carbonation and a medium head that lasts. Flavor was mild malt upfront with a hint of hops in the finish. A good session beer.
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty mediocre example of an ESB. Save your money for a Fullers.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice sized head with some staying power atop a brownish brew. There is a bit of caramel in the nose with an earthy hoppy bites as well. More earthyness on the tongue with some spicyness as well. I also seem to detect some cinnamon flavor. Bitterness around the tongue and a nice hop aftertaste. The brew seems a little too watery in the mouth, however. Still, a good beer.
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is slightly citrus hops and mild yeast fruit. Appearance: Copper, clear with substantial head. Good lacing. Flavor is Mostly malt sweetness with just a touch of bitterness. Overall, slightly sweet. Low carbonation. Medium body, foamy mouthfeel. A decent go-to beer and a good craft "intro" beer for dads, uncles, and college students.
MrJoller (101) - 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.
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I could drink lots of this. Nice start and finish. Easy- medium body, consistent. Great color.
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
For being an Extra Special Bitter, they sure have the bitter part down. This beer is almost too much hop wise and seems to be lacking any thing to balance it out. Nasty Copper aftertaste that stay with you way too long.
Shazbat (100) - USA - FEB 6, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber in color, gerenous white head, lacing is nice. Aroma is slightly fruity, a bit delicate. Flavor has a touch of malt, hops, sweet fruity kind of flavors, finish is a bit on the bitter side. Body is a bit on the light side, carbonation is about right, but easy to drink down. Not a bad brew, goes well with a nice spring day like today.