tom10101 (2662) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (650 ml). From FondueVoodoo, thanks! Clear bright golden/orange with a medium persistent off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, earthy notes, light citrus and light hops. Taste is mild with caramel, earthy notes, light citrus and light bitterness. Light/medium body. Moderate carbonation. Super drinkable and and refreshing. Very good bottled bitter.
Storm_Shadow (107) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a small head. Not impressed at all. Very dull and boring imo.
rejtable (1235) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really nice beer. Pours clear dark amber with an initial agressive foamy head and medium to big lacing. Nose is light earthy bitterness. Notes of light caramel, some breakfast tea, light fruity notes and a medium earthy bitterness to the finish. Tastes are light sweet light bitter, well balanced. Medium to full body with lively carbonation. Really great session bitter!
Reimer96 (1173) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light amber color with a small head. Aroma of fresh grass, caramel, earth but overall way too much hop aroma. Taste is caramel, grassy hops, earthy hops and slight cereal. Overall way too hoppy for an esb and not enough of a malt profile to balance it out. Since I like the brew overall and they state that’s their intention I gave it a good overall really enjoyable beer just not a great esb.
HeistAlmighty (1111) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Picaroon's Brewer's Bash. I rather enjoyed this one. Colour is oddly red for an ESB. Taste is some caramel and biscuit malts with a nice rush of bitter hops in the finish. Just what I was looking for in a Canadian ESB.
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eric_victor (57) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rudy’s. Clear copper colour. Thick creamy head that slowly recedes to a thin layer that lasts with nice lacing. Strong hops aroma with a bit of malt. Nice mouth feel that is crisp with soft carbonation. Lasting bitter finish.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Brian, light golden color, minimal head. Scent is some grains and a bit skunky, taste is similar, bit of skunk and some wheat, blah.
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ryanfolty (1831) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
March 16, 2013 - bottle shared by Brian. Clear golden pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma and taste were a little bit of malt and a little bit of hops. A decent brew, but this may be an unfortunate victim of the other amazing beers we have had today.
BVery (5979) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle, thanks for the trade, Andrew! Yellow golden pour with a small white head. Mild caramel malt, cigarette smoke, earthy hops. Solid.
MrFecesious (926) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Clear copper. Dry grass, toffee aroma. Balanced. Slightly sour citrus rind notes. Bit of a thin finish.