jayzz (295) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good example of the style, but not my vote for an excellent beer. Wouldn’t have again, though
ineedbeer (648) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle.
Aroma is fairly malty with some toasted bread, cracker and biscuit notes. Light caramel and nuttiness. Light hop aroma of stone fruit with some medium light red apple and pear ester notes.
Pours a nice copper amber color with a big, fairly thick, lightly off white head that steadily recedes at an average pace. Light lacing and no legs.
Flavor has a light sweetness with toasted bread and biscuits with some cracker notes. Medium light nuttiness with faint caramel notes. Medium light bitterness with some faint fruity hop notes and citrus with hints of resin. Medium light fruit esters of red apple, pear and perfume.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied and fairly dry with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright bittern with a nice malt character and decent hop notes but the esters are a bit strong and overpowers the beer after a bit.
csbosox (1220) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Biscuit, melanoidins, treacle in the aroma. Rich and malty, balances slightly towards the bitter, light floral hops. Enjoyable.
Aurelius (4049) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, malty aroma with vanilla notes and some yeastiness - fruity and peat tones. Squat west coast bottle with a bad label. Misty, light oakwood color. Head collapses down to an ivory film. Nice balance - good bittering, strong malt backbone, a little tannic, Finishes out with a stiff bittering - not much fruitiness from the hops, except at the very end. Interesting and very drinkable. A very mature beer. Man, this Sierra mixpack has been the bomb thus far. Market Square Liquors.
ReggieDunlap (3020) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden amber with a thick white head...heavy lacing. Aroma has notes of toffee and dry leaves. Flavor follows suit and adds a nice firm earthy tea - like bitterness that comes across almost as a pale ale. Mouthfeel is full and the finish is earthy/bitter and dry with a hint of toffee.
rockbeer (34) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Not much head on the pour but seems like it had a lot of carbonation. Color of wheat gold. Caramel hop aroma. Mild bitterness that hits the palate just right. Flavor seems to fall apart at the very end but overall a good beer.
DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear orange pour, little spotty carbonation and an aroma of light bitters. Flavor is lightly bitter marmalade, a little biscuity and pleasantly mild on the finish.
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle in a 12-pack bought at Dutch’s. Pours a clear orange that falls on the darker end of the spectrum with a a thicker off-white head that settles quickly. A film and ring last all the way down. Aroma of grass, spice, herbs, mixed fruits, straw, biscuity and toasty and pale malts - crisp and bitter. Flavor of fruit rind, grass, leaves, biscuity and toasty malts, mild spice, tea, and faint sweetener. Light-bodied, with modest carbonation and a tea-like mouthfeel that finishes with some very moderate lingering bitterness. Good beer.
Mark_Eck (431) - - JUL 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at HopCat. Pours an orangish gold color. Aroma is light caramel. Taste is bitter.
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle. Very exciting to get a new glarius beer on west coast. Aroma has earthy notes and malty. Flavour has a nice balance bitterness with the malty sweetness, leaning just this side of bitter! Palate has a nice carbonation. With a smooth finish. Overall a very nice beer.
Krej (80) - USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maybe I’m just not a fan of ESBs but I wasn’t impressed by this beer. It kind of tastes like a bitter Budweiser with a little more craft beer tinge to it.