JBPortland (1183) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours clear dark orange with medium head, nose is round malty sweet fruit, melon and orange, touch of grainy corn. Tadte is round malt forward, bitter earthy citrus and dry grains, finishes bitter with mild sweetness, malty fruit, grainy orange and some grassy-ness.
tillmac62 (421) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear medium amber. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention.
Light nose of classic British pale malt complete with the grainy aspect. Hop influence is slight, but does impart a very subtle note of spice.
Heavy light body with a light smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.
Compared to outstanding English bitters, this one falls short in intensity. Complexity is also weak and balance is less than normal. It delivers a substandard light bitterness, but the flavor never pops. Caramel and biscuit attempt to come to the forefront in the middle, but never get passed just noticeable. The finish is a bit crisp and a slightly off flavored bitterness lingers.
dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
16.9oz tall boy can from Xroads. Poured a clear orangey-amber with a smaller white head. Aroma is malts and grains, rather boring, sweet caramel malts. Flavor is like the aroma with sweeter malts, caramel, English yeast, tea leaves and a hint of nut shell. Boring enough to forgret but interesting enough to sip on.
huineman (414) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark amber, white minimal head.
Smells of porridge, citrus drop, mango, marmalade.
Taste starts smoky, then bitter. Watery and rapidly finishing.
josanguapo (256) - SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2015 No esta mal. Creia que seria igual de mala que la de acdc pero esta es bastante mas bebible. Dulce en aroma y olor pero no desagradable
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A standard British ale with a nice light malt that gives a standard flavor but nothing special to make it outstanding.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2013 Total Score: 3.5
Has a the standard of a English bitter is the upfront flavor. The beer has an added flavor of mild fruit. It's quite smooth. Very good
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tmongoose (1665) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint bottle shared. Pours a medium copper orange color within imam white head. Mild lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet malts and hints of citrus peel. The flavor is more mild than you would expect for an esb. Nice touch in the citrus but this one leaves you wanting more.
twindadplus2 (629) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear light brown head with with a small white head. Malty dough aroma with a sweet floral aroma throughout. Flavor is honey sweet malt and crisp heral hops that become more pronounced as this warms. Medium bodied at best with a very thin mouth feel that ends with a crisp dry herbal finish. Very drinkable and refreshing.
Metalchopz (2605) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle been in the cellar for a while, as I forgot this one. Lots of particles formed and haze the amber colour. The head is on the warm-side, has good retention and lovely lacing. Aromas of fruity malts (oranges, plums) with caramel notes, grassy hops and a touch of honey. Oily mouthfeel with a tiny tart and dryness in the finish. Fruity malts again for flavours, with some nice bitterness. Not too much and the caramel base. Quite surprised at this one, as usually these band (or celebrity) brews are boring blondes. Not this one. A real good English ale. A super nice session. A beauty for the style.
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had a can of this but canít seem to find the can version so Iíll just say what I gotta say right here until further notice.
This was poured into a pub pint glass.
The appearance was a transparent golden brown color with softly rising bubbles to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving a messy sort of foamy lacing running here and there.
The smell had a creamy smooth biscuity maltiness running over top of some playful "soapiness." Definitely English in its aroma.
The taste was malty sweet biscuit and cracker malts apply a quick dry biscuit aftertaste that leads to a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a big sessionability about it. Totally a food beer as the carbonation seemed barely there.
Overall, well, itís an ESB, what are you expecting? If I had it again, Iíd want it with fish ní chips.