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) . . .
GuideDogSaint (427) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma is floral orange, malty with some pine. Sweet finish.
ADesenberg (630) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botle: nothing too exciting, which is exactly what I expected. Bready... Malty... Boring.
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml embossed stubby bottle. Amer/gold unfiltered olor, forhty 1 finger head. Herbal, bready nose. Flavor is sticky bready, not the worst beer but pretty lame for the style.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"doesnít differentiate itself from the rest of the line-up enough to be unique...or very good. a below average esb. a little to bitter, and slightly light on the flavor. iíll pass."
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice golden amber with 2 finger head. Aroma of malt, and a bit of pine. Flavor matches aroma, low bitterness and sweet. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Kind of watery and flavor doesnít linger.
Pinball (10908) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear orange-yellow, large smooth yellow head. mildly bitter aroma, malts. not so us hoppy.flavor is malty, bitter, bitter malty, faint caramel,
Livendadream (124) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Btl pours a hazy dull,pale amber color. Big,thick,soapy off white head that vanished quickly leaving bits of lace on glass. Smells fruity,with a hint of breadiness,a bit of earth and minerals. Tastes of sweet caramel, bread and a touch of herbal hops. Smooth almost watery mouthfeel,average carbonation, light body and a soft,slightly bitter finish. This is a decent beer that is easy to swallow. Unfortunately this beer is nothing special, just an average offering. Boring!!!!
Sigmund (5279) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from bottle at Vecturamesse. Brown colour, Some caramel in aroma and flavour. The flavour is otherwise too bland for an ESB, with too moderate hops. Will re-rate when I get a full bottle.
Baramba (164) - ITALY - SEP 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color, minimal head. Light aroma of fruit, ordinary bitterness, boring.
einherjar (52) - CROATIA - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden color with a small head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste is malty and bitter, well balanced.