czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle at festibiere quebec, qc. clear amber with a small white head, little retention, no lacing. nose is plain caramel with light spicyness. some nuttiness, pepper. average carbonation, light body - thin, short herbal-citrusy finish. meh.
Molsonator (20) - - JUN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
one of my favorites, not bitter really and very malty. one of my favorites. definitely would love this again.
scottlevine (7) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I bought one bottle of this at a local grocery store. It’s not a bad beer, but i found it to be a bit underwhelming. Flavor was a bit thin, and while it looked nice in the glass, with plenty of foam sticking to the sides as I drank it, it wasn’t a very exciting beer all in all. Not bad, but not great either.
Blairgus (2593) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
21 may 2012, tap. Light brown, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is dark toast and bitter grassy hops. Thin and fizzy body. Kind of skunky grassy hops and the Budweiser of brown ales. Not really appealing.
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LetsGoState (581) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is small offwhite head with amber. Aroma is a sweet malt. Taste is a sweet bready malt with a hint of tea. Overall pretty decent.
rumproasts (2863) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
coppery with two finger head. sweet maltiness with some bitterness as well. very english flavor. more interesting than good.
Travlr (11211) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This bottle brought back memories, since the cask version was one of the first real ales I ever tried, at the Waggon and Horses in Newmarket. The U.S. version is a clear deep golden color, small white head and solid lacing. Aroma is slightly sour citrus, straw, white bread. Taste is slightly more bitter and peppery than its British forebear, with a dry and lager-like finish.
ReggieDunlap (3054) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear lt amber with a creamy medium tan head. Aroma has light toasty toffee and caramel with just a bit of earthy bitterness. Flavor has a spicy bitterness and faint caramel...fairly bitter. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is bitter and dry.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color with two to three fingers of white head. Smell is a bit malty, sweet honey, and a tiny bit of citrus. Taste is slightly bitter, a lot of bread and toast. Good drinkability. Interesting beer.
rangerred (918) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a clear copper with a two finger white head. Great lacing.
Smell has a wonderful maltyness with butter and caramel. Some earthy hops in there as well.
Taste is somewhat bitter from the malt with toffee and caramel with an almost wine like flavor and bite. Earthy hops float along underneath but do not contribute overwhelmingly to the bitterness.
Overall this is a pretty good ESB. I can’t quite put it on the same level as Fullers but it is definitely something I would consider picking up again.