wmubronco1992 (524) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at the brewpub. Pours a dark amber. Small white head. Grainy aroma. Flavor of caramel and bitter. Mouth feel is a nicely balanced bitter. Very solid offering, much better then expected.
strongpieman (1180) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Amber color, clear, thin head that fades quickly. Sweet malty caramel aroma, taste is a little harsh. Average all around.
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jsquire (3000) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color out of the bottle with a nice khaki colored head. Light grainy nose with some citrus hops and something vaguely chemical. Flavors of lightly toasted white bread, with some tea, raw grain, fruit and a red grapefruit bitterness. Lingering grapefruit hops in the finish. There is something vaguely sour in the background.
Pailhead (3884) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of some yeast fruitiness, light toasty notes, and a touch of nuts. It pours a transparent copper with a one finger cream colored head. The flavor starts lightly fruity with mild caramel. The finish has toasty notes, light nuts, faint grapefruit, and herbal hops. Itís light bodied with somewhat lively carbonation and a mouthfeel that is a tad prickly at times.
umich03jm (985) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small head. Caramel malt aroma plus a little floral and herb hops. Getting a hint of sourness too (possibly infected?). Taste is ok. Malty sweetness, solid bitterness. Not very smooth though and there is a bit of sourness that throws it off. Not a bad beer just not very good.
demitriustown (980) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is nicely hoppy fruity grapefruit coming through intermingled with a malty backing that is nicely well balanced. Appearance is cloudy very dark amber with a thick white head that lingers. Taste is smooth this has got a really nice mixture of hop notes and malt characteristics that just make it really drinkable. Palate has medium to low carbonation with and somewhat clean aftertaste. Overall, Good beer. Cheers!
bgbeer (4) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great!!!!!!! best ESB I have ever had!!!!!!!!
patrick767 (3169) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at the brewpub last summer - Pours amber and has a mild, malty aroma. The flavor has some caramel malts and mild to moderately strong hop bitterness that lingers on the palate. The hops donít strike me as very crisp. Itís light bodied and an okay quaff, but somethingís missing.
jgb9348 (4027) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep dark brown, muddy coloured body with a thin tan head that fades fast. Aroma of fresh grapes and apples, some light malt, a touch of hops and a bunch of citrus. Light-bodied; Some fruity flavours at first with a taste of light hops and a little of the malt. Aftertaste is very mild with some fruit, sweetness and not much else - no hops at all to speak of. Overall, a pretty mild beer, not really showing much ESB characteristics or hops or malt, really. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Sicilianoís in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 06-November-2010 for US$1.59 sampled at home in Washington on 09-January-2011.
SKUM_Mike_D (5) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A nice crisp, clean, start. Easy on the taste buds with a small punch of bitter. Then a nice floral finish with the hops