bobbyberbiglia (139) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle A - Pours amber with a off white head that dissipates quickly S - Floral hops & biscuit. T - Floral hops, creamy malt, bitter resin, a bit of spice, well balanced. M - Medium bodied, light carbonation, sweet/bitter finish. O - Solid beer.
dmac (3166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle via 6pack, dammit should have gotten a single somewhere else, purchased at Spirits Crossroads. Poured a good looking thick orange body with a smller faomy light beige head. Aroma was not good. Notes of rotting vegetables, bad nutts, rye spicyness, bad dough, sweet floral aroma mixed in as well. Medium bodied with fuller carbonation and a creamy finish with an average duration on the finish. Flavor is a bit better than the aroma but still has this weird veggie, rye spice, floral notes combined with a touch of biscuit and toast. Blah didn’t like this one and almost drain poured it.
gregwilsonstl (664) - USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty sweet amber. Bitterness that does not linger at all. Surprisingly high alcohol. Well balanced and drinkable.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a super tasty Winter ESB. Love the buttery ESB flavors. Nice body and great finish this was a super tasty rye flavored brew.
downender (5188) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wine Source, Baltimore. Deep amber, with a slight, off-white head. Bready malts, slightly spicy, with a touch of hedgerow fruit. Sweet, caramel flavours with some dense malts and a moderately bitter finish. Good.
unclemike (1888) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample at schlafy tap room A very satisfying and pleasant ESB. The aroma is light and sweet with a touch of soft hops. The flavors start malty and have that touch of rye. There is a nice hop finish with a warming, lasting finish. Soft, smooth, splendid. Just outstanding
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corn, hay, and lemon zest nose. Clear copper, thin head. Honey, corn, dandelion, and lemon zest flavor. Floral finish. Not terribly authentic to the English style, but quite delicious as an APA.
MadRobin (998) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at R.F.D. in Gallery Place, Washington, DC.
Clear , medium orange-copper with off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of bread and caramel and light fruit.
Taste of bread and caramel malt, spice, light earthy hops, citrus and light fruit.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a pretty good ESB, more spicy than most. A healthy amount of alcohol and a medium body. Bready malts with some grassy hops, some apple, lemon, and pepper.
Trev (1662) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark gold pour with a thin head.
Caramel malt, floral. Some orange peel
Nice bready and caramel malt, light fruity hop. Very nice.
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