Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared from growler. Really nothing terrible special here, but its a fairly basic bitter/amber. Poured with a light cream head, and a medium-light amber body. The aroma is hazy with nutty caramels, cereal malt grains, and some citrus. The feel is decently bitter, slightly off, and lightly carbonated. Grainy caramels, herbs, and lemony citrus hop muddle together in the flavor. Pretty alright.
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
golden with small head. typical englsh butteriness. slightly bitter in the finish. unremarkable.
milewide (1326) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
IMO, ESBs should be balanced. Malt sweetness was lacking in this brew. Nice British hop bitterness. Low ABV was appreciated.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap and Growler: Clean glowing light amber hue with a fading frothy head and spotty lace upon the pint glass. The aroma has notes of grassy and herbal hops, some apple and pear esters, biscuit, crystal and slight butterscotch vapours, hint of mineral water too. The taste displays a light to moderate bitterness over a layer of base and sweet malts with a hint of earthiness and slight fruitiness. Pretty one dimensional and straight forward but clean enough to be quaffable. A nice enough bitter that would be best served on a handpull.