Crit (3209) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling amber,large beige head,intense minute bead.Nose is carmel malt,light fruit.Carmel fore,watery mid, medium hop end. Poorly balanced
McGarnigle (532) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2011 Six pack. Very English, or perhaps New English. Skews more malty than hoppy, earthy hops, under-attenuated. One bottle in the sixer was poorly capped and a bit flat.
jmohno (994) - Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
English yeast aroma/sweet carmel malt raisony almost like a barleywine but mild,no hops detected.NOt a bad beer overall beautifull copper color good foamy layer on top carmally taste sweet kind of roasted like with a balancing mild bitterness, well balanced nice tasting of sweet carmel, i just dont go for that too present english yeast or malt taste.Very good malt smooth taste with a dry roasty finish with dark bitterness and english taste.Besides not being a big english fan this is a good beer.
bedainedebiere (500) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bières et Cie, Terrebonne; they know their stuff so well that in the menu, they presented this beer as coming from Portland, Oregon. Slightly sweet and hoppy aroma. Pretty well done ESB, with a graham cookie twist balanced with a leafy hopping. Some fruity notes. Decent stuff.
tmoreau (2049) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle shared at Lunar Brewing Co.. Poured a clear copper color, with light, off white foam that quickly diminished to a ring & film, and spotty lacing. The aroma was light on the nose, with light graininess, average malt, caramel and vanilla notes. The flavor was similar, with light hop bitterness, somewhat watery texture, and a light body. Basically drinkable, but not overly impressed.
stangger (582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is lager yeast, caramel. Sweet malty initial taste, some bitterness on the back end. Coppery. Not my thing.
jkwood04 (3219) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours copper with a cream-colored head. Aroma of tin, sweet and light malts, and very little hops. Average texture. Not very good.
Niko100 (1786) - Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of woody hops, caramel, & citrus; Flavor of slight toasted sweet malt, caramel/butterscotch, hops, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Fairly well balanced; Overall, pretty decent.
weihenweizen (1480) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a light copper with small off-white head. Medium body, medium carbonation, medium lacing, and pleasant caramel aroma. Taste is grainy caramel malt and slightly astringent bitter finish.
GT2 (7693) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
355mL. Rating #500 for this beer! The pour is a clear golden amber with a healthy, sheen, creamy off-white head. Nice retention and big lace. Nose up front is old toffee and Worcestershire sauce. As it warms the nose is just 100% red apples. Maybe cinnamon baked apples...almost to the point where it smells like cider or mulled apple cider. Taste up front has that Worcestershire oddity plus a little soapy and bitter baked red apple skins. Very bitter apple skins. Finish is wildly soapy and very bitter with metals and iron. Not bad per se but very odd. Much better than I expected given that it is a low abv English beer contracted brewed at Shipyard.