Fatehunter (1816) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured golden color into a snifter. Once there it was more amber colored, transparent with a nice 1.5 inch white head.
Muted dry hops and rich malt. Grapefruit and a bit of pine on the nose.
Spicy and sweet. Great combo with a low profile of bitterness throughout. Finished clean. Great balance overall.
Light to medium body and moderate carbonation.
Great ESB. The rye comes through nicely and spices it up almost perfectly.
slowrunner77 (7855) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
great for the style imo, above average overall. biscuit and toasty caramel and fruity aroma and flavor. lightly bitter earthy finish and light in body.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A sweet caramel malt with light honey notes, oxidized, faint grassy hops, light mineral notes. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, light mineral notes, signs of oxidation. Bièropholie imports.
jmm635 (957) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured clear, light amber, with a large white head. Caramel malt, biscuit notes, hoppier than I was expecting. Not bad.
alexanderj (3433) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured a rich Amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of nuts, caramel and maybe veggies. Maybe a bit off, but not bad. Nutty and earthy, but far from bitter
BVery (8656) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Schlafly in the STL airport. Golden pour with a small white head. Very good for the style - bready and slightly sweet.
decimak (2) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 11, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant orangeish brown color, short lived head. Smell is slightly citrus. Taste is bready, a tiniest bit dark with the citrus from earlier still detectable.
bagalagalaga (151) - Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was a little put off at first because it was not at all like other ESBs and that was really what I was in the mood for. Much more fruity, lightly citrus tastes and aroma than any other ESB I’ve had. All in all a good one though, if you want something pretty crisp and with notes of fruit instead of overwhelming lemon like a shandy.
Roonai (305) - - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lemon, dried fruits and malts- big fan compared to what I am used to getting when I orderan"esb"- often watered down. Still not my favorite STYLE but still decently solid
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled on 1/18/2012
Tasted on 2/17/12 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods Green Hills. Pours hazy burnt orange with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is full of tangerine citrus hops with a hint of tropical fruitiness, and some bread malt. The flavor is more of the same with the very fruity tangerine peel and tropical fruit up front, with some light bread malt and lightly bitter finish. The body is medium and somewhat oily with average carbonation and an average lightly bitter tangerine peel and bread malt finish.
Nsanders (829) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at airport. Brownish orange with a white cap. Lemony, toasted bread, little nutty and lemon grass. Taste is mild with a light lemony bitterness. Body is medium with a foamy feel.