Fatehunter (1205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A finger a half of head on a hazy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a faint apricot and grain.
The taste has a strong malt presence with a good balance of bitterness middle to end. The finish is short.
Crisp texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
An enjoyable ESB.
biirusaikou (679) - - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy nose, touch of honey. Fruity hops, caramel, lemon peel, dry bitter finish. Quite bitter as expected, decent hoppiness even though a bit dry on the palate.
scotchzombie (327) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mostly clear copper with a lacy white head that fades to a coating. Aroma is wet hay, bready malts, maybe some citrus. Taste is floral hops, grass, toasted bread and caramel malts with a slightly bitter hop finish. Very dry on the palate. I enjoy the style and this is a nice variation. Better poured in a glass!
GenkiGonzo (272) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Cherry Bomb. Dark gold colour, little head. Malty aroma with some hops. Flavour has nice nutty and malty notes. Dry, hoppy finish. Best ESB I’ve had. (Subject to change)
Nephilium (1356) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biscuity malt aroma, with some citrus notes. Pours a clear light amber with a thin white head. Biscuit malts to start with, finishes with a mild sweetness which slowly changes to bitter hops. There are some fruity notes coming from the yeast as well. Overall, I’ve had better ESB’s.
maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Sugaya. Fat citrusy nose, moderate malt, spiced-up caramel. Hazy orange-amber, thin filmy head. Medium-strength citrus initial, light strokes of hopping throughout, sweetish hard candy, thinly sweet finish. Thin-medium body. A bit more hopped up than typical; sweeter base, too. Okay.
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can out of the 12 pack. Not bad with a fairly hoppy nose and flavor. Mildly bitter with some grapefruit and citrus flavors.
Bif (1443) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours an amber color with a fair head and spotty lacing. Aroma of malt, some citrus, nuts and caramel. Taste of malt, bit of caramel sweetness, citrus and nuts. Malty bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, with a metallic tinge. Decent beer for the style but not quite what I expected.
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours orange clear. SMell is fruity malt and cardboard and band aids. Taste is malty and fruity but not too sweet. Slight bitterness to balance but not the most appealing flavor. Kind of tart maltiness. Decent, but not really good.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Ezo Beer. Served in a half-pint glass. A deep copper gold pour with a thin foamy beige head. Fruity ale yeast notes that are a bit plum like, decent maltiness & a slight lemon/citrus hop aroma. Medium bodied, a crackery biscuit malt profile, a dash of caramel & bitter citrusy hops in the finish make for an exceptionally balanced ESB & probably one of my favorite examples of the style as I typically find them too sweet due to a cloyingly caramel flavor. Nice stuff.
odannyob (73) - Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 Aroma: cereal, floral, earthy, alcohol.
Appearance: amber, dull, minimal head.
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness.
Palate: medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter.
Overall: Good to Mid-Land.