greglikesbeer (34) - Ancaster, Ontario, - MAR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber and cloudy with a moderate white head. Slightly week aroma - spruce hops and a bit of maltiness. Taste is what I would describe as a woody bitterness with roasted malts. Finish is abrupt and bitter. Not much else going on.
simonblaine (327) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper, decent head. Aroma of malty caramel. Taste is slightly hoppy caramel toasted malts. Very good from my old home town brewery.
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brokensail (11540) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ The Flying Pig (Gastown). Amber colored pour with a soapy off-white head. Some bread, toasted malt, and floral hops. Slightly spicy and earthy. A lot of caramel, too. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side--lots of caramel and toast. Slight brown sugar. Light grassy bitterness. Some earthy and a lot of leafy, floral hops. Probably not terribly authentic as an ESB, but I liked it.
Listigovers (366) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice copper golden colour, thin head, slight floral hop aroma. First sip, I am taken aback. Extremely complex bitterness, moves from the sides to the back of the tongue, leaving a lingering ghost of the huge flavour in its wake. Sparkling on the tongue, very refreshing, this is a grade a beer. On tap.
flip_soeperman (643) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice citrus in the aroma with some breadiness. Nice medium bitterness that is not astringent. Some sweetness. Nice and clean. Surprising new world ESB.
asheft (2549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Balanced citrus and pine aroma with a nice light caramel accent. Clear copper under a persistent off-white top. Bitter grapefruit peel flavour up front with pine hops and sweet caramel in the finish. Clean fermentation profile. Medium light body, medium carbonation, lingering bitter finish.
Gerbeer (1993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper color with almost not head. Aromas of toffee, light pine and tropical fruit. Flavors of sweet malts, grass, and candied fruit. Long bitter finish. An easy drinker.
vadie (800) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur de cuivre avec un col moyen blanc. L’arôme du malt avec un très peu d’houblon. Le goût est du malt et céréales (assez fort) bien équilibré avec une final amer. Carbonation moyen, un très peu sucré d’abord, mais sec en finale.
andrewturba (1074) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with average sized dense with head that leaves great lace. Aroma is citrus, floral, grassy and mildly bready. Flavour is citrus, grapefruit, grass, spicy/peppery, medium bitterness, bready notes and some toffee notes.
AgentAle (789) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is citrus,grapefruit, clove and grass notes. Taste is mostly a bitter hopiness with some earthiness. Appearance is a clear brown with a lace head that retains well.
GothGargoyle (1417) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very clear light brown with a reasonable pale head. Aroma is toffee, wildflowers, herbal hops. Reasonably light bodied, bitter on the palate with a dry finish and burnt aftertaste. Taste is burnt toffee, citrus pith, caramel, black pepper. A little overly bitter for my liking.