pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample Platter. Biscuit aroma, with bread dough. Mottled murky brown color with a hoppy aftertaste. Foamy cling feel in the mouth. Decent bitter
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at brewpub. Poured copper gold in color with a creamy white head. Decent lacing left on glass. Aroma of honey, floral and citrus hops, and caramel malt. Taste is of caramel malts, mild honey sweetness with a nice floral hop bitterness in the finish. Very nice ESB... maybe my favorite for the style.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good, but nothing too special. The typical taste for a bitter. Medium bodied and easily drinkable. Some hoppiness and a light bitterness. Some caramel malt sweetness. Light finish.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Selin’s Grove Brewing Co. Pours a hazy, orangish-brown color; off-white head with solid retention and lacing. Plenty of biscuity malts and oily noble hops in the aroma; pleasant. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of oily hops and biscuity, chewy malts; excellent, generous ESB with a resiny hop profile, like a light-bodied barleywine. Medium, dried red fruit and biscuity malts in the finish; lightly bitter.
jredmond (5039) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. The pint glass reveals a dark orange/reddish body. Nice aroma. Smooth taste, very fresh. Liked this beer.
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Cloudy honey amber colored body, with s thick, fine-bubbled tan head. Sweet and resinous pine sap hop nose, with some heavy fruity (sugar) and dough notes. Very malty, very full and rich and sweet, but also clean and crisp in the back. Oily in the finish, with some high bitterness but also some sticky, sweet pear and pine needle flavors. Finish is exceptionally sweet, that needs to be mentioned, with oily fruit sugars. Fresh flavor, overall, maybe some walnut and apple cider notes as well. Very interesting, and it’s always nice to have a one-hop beer, just to help get a better picture of the hop.
Nate (3557) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Awesome mashed grain aromas. Sweet and raw maltiness. Honey and floral hops, orange blossoms and buckwheat. Nice aroma. Light golden amber clear with lacing off-white head. Medium watery body with light medium carbonation. Smooth malt flavor and roasted malts. Mild caramel and biscuit, light nutty sweetness throughout with mild bitter hoppy finish. Quite a session for sure - very smooth and very drinkable. A nice bitter and lasting bitter after.
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Gold/amber color, with a white head. Hops and malt aroma. Nuts, malt, hops flavor.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 Have to re-rate after being in England. This brew exihibits too much malt and could use a more generous hoping. I think that it errors in going to too much malt charachter. The balance is more in favor of malt than hops.
Rerate after being in England: What a typically American thoughts about this beer. So I had some from a grolwer last night and today, and it is pretty good bitter. Nice maltiness with some fruit notes that fades into a gentle bitterness. Aroma is beautifully malty. pours a brownish amber color with small head. flavor is malty with fruit and some woodiness. medium palate. good bitter
kramer (4694) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From growler, one hour old. Pours a clear dark copper colored body under an off-white tight bubbled head with decent retention. Aroma is of crackery biscuity malt under a nice floral hoppiness, EKG for sure. A little light fruitiness as well. Flavor is moderately bitter up front that gets slightly more bitter towards the finish. Malt is fairly soft with fruity undertones. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with nice soft carbonation, not exciting, but hey, that’s the style. Overall, a nice session Bitter. I especially liked the fact that the hops tasted pretty green and fresh.