Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in August 2009. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate copper color with a nice white head and some good sticky lacing. The nose is light floral and earthy hops with a bit of caramel. The taste is the same, with some slight bitterness overtaking a bready body. Light to medium in feel and moderately bitter. Drinks quite well and was one of their better beers.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010
notalush (4789) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nicely done ESB - maltiness is semi-bready, with a light biscuity touch - light fruit and toffee sweetness - a lot of earthy hop flavor, but very little of their bitterness - very authentic and well-done.
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Second Street Brewery. Pours a murky dark amber with a decent head that resides quickly. Aroma of floral hops with a slight roast in there. Hits with a strong bitterness that rounds out to a solid malt base. The body and pallet are quite nice, carbonation is right on and the beer goes down without clinging to the pallet. Decent.
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/2gal growler filled from tap. Pours a dark copper with a cream colored head. Smell is a very well blended combination of malt and hops. Dry, smooth mouth feel. Tastes a bit smokey with malt and earthy flavors, again, very well blended in, but all in all the flavors are quite weak.
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark amber hue with minimal carbonation-very true to style. Slight white head along glass edge. citrus aroma, definately not very ESB like. very piney flavors-cascade hops? some decent lacing even in the sampler glass. citrus flavors followed by a piney finish-dry and soapy. where are the malts? not bad, but definately not true to the style.
Braudog (5584) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber with a nice poofy head. Little aroma. Stark, roasted malts with light bittering. Nice texture and balance.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2003 Clear brown body and fair carbonation. Subtle fragrance of molasses, caramel, and even some smoke. Leads with a malty flavor plus some smoke and esters and a subtle hop flavor. This beer desperately needs warmth to appreciate the aroma and flavors. Very English and very good.
3fourths (7879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber, smells of cherries and plums: very sweet. Taste is sweet fruit, only slightly bitter but with a pleasent dry finish.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth, with a low carbonation. Very drinkable. Subtle toffee and coffee flavors; somewhat of a caramel chewiness. Decent bitterness. Dryish finish. Light, but a good session ale.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep copper beer, it had hops but not much else.