polarisbeerguy (19) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clean finishing brew not your typical ESB but like most round barn products a nice take on the style with mild bitterness
Onslow (1239) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear amber/brown brew with two fingers of fairly dense head. A small measure of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Light aroma of caramel malt and a little toast. Taste is caramel at the start with a little nuttiness emerging towards the finish and finally a slight bit of hops to slake the sweet malts at the very end. Overall light in body and easy to drink. Well crafted with no negatives.
Pailhead (5368) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light caramel and some faint toasty herbal notes. It pours a mostly transparent amber with a touch of haze. It has a two finger off-white head that quickly settles in to a soapy film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel with just a hint of fruit. The finish has some light toasty herbal notes and a touch of nuttiness.
shrubber85 (8475) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very light caramel malt aroma. Amber with small head. Light caramel malt and bitter herbal hops flavor. Moderate carbonation. Pleasant enough flavor - just very light.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Round barn tasting room Union Pier. Amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is faint with malt, caramel and light fruit. Taste of caramel, pale malt and very mild fruit.
queenholly (3089) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Buttery caramel malt aroma. Amber with a large ivory head, moderate lacing. Nutty malt flavor with a mild hop bitterness in the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Overall, the flavor was a little on the bland side, and seemed like it would benefit from a little more malt character.
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 (3574) - 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 (1672) - 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 (6358) - 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.