Beerman6686 (5331) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a medium orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of gryassy hops, butter, caramel and yeast. Flavor was somewhat astringent and dirty, light earthy grassy hops and finised sweetness. meh.
Foxbush (1488) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was tatsed on Mother’s Day while heading back to Virginia. The beer was clear straw color with smallish head that laced downthe glass. It had a smooth bitterness that was very subtle. OK but not great. They claim to keep Fuggle’s hops on a nitrogen blanket. Need to learn more about this. I like their mug program for regular customers.
Aurelius (4657) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet coldwater and cat pee aroma. Cereal, pepper, slightly briny, medium bitter. Starchy mouthfeel. Back to the workshop.
Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear fizzy apple cider color with a thick eggshell head. A nice sweet toffee nose. Flavor is kind of on the weak side. There is a lot of grainy flavors without much bitterness to balance it. The texture is kind of watery as well. Pretty average ESB.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the Pour House. Clear, bubbly pale orange, off white head. Aroma is malt and grass. Flavor is the same with toffee, and of course watery.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark gold, creamy beige head, lots of lace,
light hop aroma,
lots of good bitter flavor well blended with caramel malt, just enought sweetness to keep the balance, nice long bitter finish,
this is what an ESB is supposed to be like
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2008 Draft sample at brewpub. Golden amber color. Slight floral nose. Nice milt malt flavor with a distinct fuggle hops finish. Big fan. Very, very drinkable.
Holy crap, this is on nitro now. Insane. So friggin tasty. Me likey
cheap (4570) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager color. Barely any aroma, just the typical hints of beerness. Earthly flavor that is very similar to the Babbling Brook. and the Ultra Light Tackle. Virtually flat even though I can see carbonation in the brew. Bitter as it’s namesake implies. Cannot hold a candle to Hobgoblin. More on the bitter side of ESB.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a bright orange color with a large yellow-white head. The aroma was light sweet fruity hops. The flavor was tangy, fruity and bitter with a mild hop presence. There was a tangy finish.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught sample at brewery. Hazy medium amber with foamy white lacing head. Medium fruity hops in the nose, with light biscuity malt and raw grains. Medium watery body with smooth carbonation. Starts with nice grain maltiness. Biscuit and caramel. Mild bittering in finish with a nice smooth dryness. A really nice session beer. Sweetish with dry finish, full of flavor, but not overpowering in any dimension. I could drink this all day.