KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The pour was a medium amber with a yellow hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) white rocky head that receded down to a thin layer and small collar of residue with poor lacing.
The aroma was rather strong of toasted caramel malts and a mildly sweet yeast with notes of toffee, butterscotch and citrus (orange peel).
The taste was very malty and a tad sweet with a hint of toffee early on and then had a mild citrus bitterness (probably from the orange peel) and a light alcohol ending. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow and was basically malty sweet and very mildly bitter.
Mouthfeel was a step or two beyond light in body with a mildly syrupy texture and a lively carbonation.
Overall a rather tasty brew with a bit more of and an alcohol ending than the ABV suggests...
floydslip (226) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper beer with a thin foamy bright white head. Nose of slightly citrusy hops, a bit of caramel, and some cereal grain. Flavor is mildly bitter up front with some metallic accents, which then give way to a pleasant malty sweetness before finishing with a little hop resurgence. Clean flavors, although not particularly exciting. Decent.
721Lance (60) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty hard to judge. As it is to style and no infections or stuff like that with smaller places. I am just not to impressed but again it is an ESB and not an XXIPA. Typical earthy hops slightly bitter and hoppy and decent malts. Judge for your self it us everywhere.
exeter (438) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper colour with a lasting microhead and good lacing. The taste is grassy, toasted malts, caramel and fruity hops. Not as good as Fullers ESB, but it’s safe to get a 6-pack
trichoeg85 (34) - Sumrall, Mississippi, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz pour to pint. Nice copper color very clear. Cream colored head one finger thick dissipated quickly with minimal lacing. Sweet malty aroma of over ripened fruit. Sweet bread and caramel flavors mingle with an earthy hops flavor. Nice mouthfeel and a good balance between the sweet malt and bittering hops. Very nice take on the classic ESB. Cheers!
rafael52 (124) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barwa: ciemnozłota, lekko opalizująca.
Piana: średnio obfita, kremowa, zwarta, drobnopęcherzykowa.
Zapach: głównie słodowy z nutami chmielowymi, owocowymi, ziołowymi lekko kwiatowymi.
Smak: trochę nijakie z niską pełnią, słodowe z ziołowo, owocowym posmakiem chmielowym, goryczka niska.
Wysycenie: średnie, odpowiednie.
Richwest68 (8) - - FEB 7, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 Nice Bitter very easy to drink. Good long lasting head. Light copper in colour. Nice balance of caramel, malt and hops in the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sissio (790) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper amber, minimal cream head. Fully malty, butterscotch, some caramel and honey with red orange. Lively carbonated, full body, butterscotch, toffee, honey candy (Ambrosoli). Light bitter ending.
Lawdog04051 (4) - Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Always a good stand by! Tasty and not bitter at all, flavor is smooth from start to finish.
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BillRSimmons (4) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Nice big round flavor, great golden appearance and head. This one’s right down the middle, like a session beer x 2.
Karstenborg (432) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with medium white head. Aroma is coffee, caramel and hops. Taste is bitter and a bit metallic.