yespr (34585) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, toasted malty and light pine hoppy. Bitter, herbal and crisp hoppy finish.
firstsip (605) - Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Clearish dark red. Thinnish but in a good way. Yeasty nose. Great caramel balanced with bitter malts. A bit more of a red than an ESB though.
irishbrewguy (5) - Holland, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice golden amber color with carb just right. Maltiness comes through in nose. Taste complex maltiness with good balance. Finishes with a bit of bitterness coming through.
BOSSbrewer (2522) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at their taproom in Douglas. Pours a clear amber color with some head. Malty on the nose. Flavor is caramel and nice malt. Nice ESB. Very drinkable beer.
miyauchi38 (670) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1718) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bona cervesa, és equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.
Adubs (8) - Columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour with plenty of slightly offwhite head. Nothing special with aroma but nice mouth feel and super smooth. Maybe a bit creamy feeling. Not as bitter as their description or other ESBs I've had.
12 oz bottle
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alliance100 (945) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours a dark copperish amber. Nice hop to malt balance. Very sessionable ESB. Could have a few pints of this.
Bulk_Carrier (2595) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice hazy looking amber to brown color. There was about a finger’s worth of foamy white head that once it dissipated there were some decent looking foamy rings. Carbonation was seen rising.
The smell was bready and had some nice roasty caramel notes filling my nose.
The taste was roasty and nutty bready sweetness with an in and out sort of caramel-ness. I didn’t get any aftertaste but the finish was actually quite smooth.
The palate was fairly smooth and had a carbonation suited well for the ESB style as it had a somewhat creaminess running about it.
Overall, I say this was a fairly good ESB worthy of having again, however due to where I live, I won’t be seeing this unless I got it in a trade.
superspak (3239) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduced to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, orange zest, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, orange zest, apple, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and toast/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, orange zest, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and toast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good ESB style. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.