LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent brew. For an ESB it smelled very light on the hops. Aroma had lots of floral essence and grassy scents. The appearance was soemwhat cloudy orange with white foamy head. Floral flavors and weak hop flavor but big bitterness. Interesting to say the least. Wasn’t my favorite ESB but it was worth having.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pinkish amber with a slight haze from the bottle conditioning yeast. The first time that I’ve (knowingly) had an all-Crystal hopped beer. Before I read the deScription I was pulling out big citrus and some nice spiciness, so perhaps my nose for hops is not as bad as I thought. Aroma is strongly grapefruity with an acidic evergreen spiciness. The roasted earthiness of the caravienna really comes through here, underlaid by the gloopy, fat and sunny malt notes of the MO. Upon sipping, this hits you up front with an assault of acidic bitterness which fades quickly. Some is from the carbonation, which is perhaps a bit high, but the rest seems to be from the hops. Regardless, that fades quickly, leaving you to enjoy a lightly nutty and clear, crisp citrus finish. This is good stuff but I frankly don’t see what all the fuss is about.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hazy orange beer with a dense off white head. Malty, caramel sweet aroma with a hoppy pineapple fruityness. Hoppy and bitter flavor with a light fruityness and some vague caramel sweet notes. Dry bitter finish.
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a hazy amber with a creamy, white head. Fresh, citrusy hops in the nose. Medium-bodied, malty with fantastic, fruity - grapefruity - notes. Bitter finish. Very lovely indeed. 220406
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy light amber color. Very nice fruity hoppy aroma (oranges). Medium body strength, but with good malt and fruity hop. Quite bitter at the end. Very good American Ale.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Unclear orange colour with a small head. Nice fruity aroma of citrus. Very bitter but not too much. Ends up nice and very enjoyable.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 Fire orange with medium velvet froth. Full nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors of desicated tangerine rind, baryard hay, caramel. Big time bittering. Finish is citrusy bitter w/ slight aspirin. Drinks better as it warms.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light hazy orange colour with a off-white head. Floral hop, fruity aroma and a light malty, bitter, floral hop taste. Medium body with a bitter finish.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy copper orange color with a good size white head. Aroma of oranges, malts and hpps. A great bitter brew!!
jde123 (771) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! A great bitter, perhaps one of the better ones I have had! Pours gold with a large head, lots of bubbles swirl through the body, very decent looking. The bitterness in the flavor is extremely well balanced and extremely tasty. nice finish, with great aftertaste, one amazing bitter!