JDBaker11058 (1538) - Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: deep gold, with some pinkish orange amber highlights, with one finger of foamy just off-white head that’s extremely persistent. Aroma: grapefruit, apricot, blood orange, some toasty rye bread. Taste: grapefruit and spruce are in your face right up front, with the bitterness holding over as some sweet fruits and light grains try to come through. Finish: astringent, but slick and smooth, with a lasting bright bitterness, a bit of toast, a surprising shot of mint, and just a hint of hand soap. Notes: Would have liked just a bit more malt backbone to balance this, with maybe a tad more heft in the palate. Maybe some rye. Maybe I was just really jonesing for their 2X Rye when I had this… Bottle from Total Wine, McLean, Virginia.
Matt_Foran (91) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Nice bitter ale style beer, with nice hops presence on the first taste. Nice Amber color and white head. Very smooth finish with more hops on the back end.
hman43 (602) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours golden with an orange tinge. The white head sticks around for a while. It does produce some lacing. There is an aroma of hay, barley, and grassy hops. It has a sweet taste to it with grassy hops. It has a bitter finish as well.
GreatDane1632 (1010) - Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from notes taken 14 Sep 2011 -- An Americanized ESB, heavy on the hops, light on the malt. Nice.
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Isaac Newton’s. The tip of my tongue was swimming in bitter notes of citrus, dough, floral hop and some grapefruit. Zesty finish. Not bad.
Westchesterco (1389) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear do laden color with a white head it has the aroma of a yoga mat the taste is malty and lingers bitter on the palate
Iphonephan (4437) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear copper with a thick white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus with a malty backbone. Close to an IPA and quite tasty.
drdrewdown (2) - Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not a real big fan of this one. I guess I don’t really gravitate towards ESB’s but this one just doesn’t do much for me. It does alright in the "fall themed" category but overall just isn’t my kinda brew.
bkurtz (1006) - PERU - NOV 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours a deep, clear golden with creamy,quickly dissipating head. Aroma of sweet bread and some citrus. Nice balance with a little bitterness. Well made ESB.
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Smells of malt and hops. A lot of hop bitterness but well balanced. Good bitter
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