michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Brewery: Smells malty and sweet, but also has a floral hop nose too. Earthy presence of the Goldings as well. Poured brown in color. Small, off-white head diminished. Good lacing. Clear. Flavor was bitter and crisp. Moderatly bitter, but not swet. Bitter finish of a long duration. Earthy and caramel flavors in the bitterness. Dry. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Overall, a good ESB.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at brewpub. Dark amber color, light sweet aroma. Roasted malt taste....very malty. Has a nice balance, not too sweet at all for as much malt as you can taste. Smooth finish.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, sweet cookie dough aroma has plenty of floral, earthy Goldings character in the nose. Opaque brown body is topped by a decent tan head that recedes to a lasting cover with some very nice lacing. Nice balance between earthy floral hops and round caramel malts with moderate finishing bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Medium light body with strong carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, egajdzis, Eyedrinkale, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lasting white head covers the clear amber-copper body. Sweet cerealic and cookie-like aromas are marched on by assertive earthy and floral English hops. The result is quite mineral, peppery, leafy with underlying tobacco and caramel tones. Medium body, creamy texture, mostly sweet palate with adequate carbonation.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper color with a thin light brown head. Aroma and flavor of citrusy hops and caramel. The body is light with a creamy texture and soft carbonation.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy hop resins are smoothed out by the efficient caramel malts. This is probably well-brewed, but ultimately too quiet.
An excellent, firm body proffers ample maltiness for the earthy, orangey, resinous hoppiness to play upon. Peaches impart a little tartness, and overall this fulfills its role very well.
A comfy chair.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. When I went to the Sly Fox with my boyfriend, he got the E.S.B. and I got the Pale Ale, and I seriously could barely tell the difference between the two. The only noticeable difference was the larger presence of hops in the pale ale. It was really hoppy for an E.S.B., which I actually prefer. However, it was well balanced; the malt complexity was palpable. In all, a good beer, but nearly a clone of the Phoenix pale ale.
jgb9348 (4654) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber/Copper coloured body with a small off-white head and no highlights to speak of. Aroma of malt, faint caramel and a distinct yeastie/breadiness. Medium-bodied; Toffee flavours line the palate with some malt tastes coming through and some english hops. Aftertaste ends with the caramelised sweetness lingering with the hop bitterness prolonging the mouthfull. Overall, a good english bitter that was fairly unexpected! I sampled this on ’pseudo-draught’ at the Old Dominion Brew Festival 2004 on 27-June-2004 in Ashburn, Virginia.
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Sly Fox. Poured a medium to dark amber color with a smaller off white head. Aromas and tastes of citris (oranges) and caramel. Light bitter finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Root beer color with a mild caramel aroma. Smooth foaming head. Burnt caramel taste with a lively mouthfeel. Would be much better in cask, but good none the less.