solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very damn good ESB. Light but fresh citrus hops with a fall aroma of rotting leaves. Orange pour, good head and lacing. Very drinkable, great session beer for season. Light bitter finish. Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso.
thedm (4972) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy with a frothy top fine to large sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated transparent golden orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was musty. sharp semi-thick crisp with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. The semi-sharp flavor contained notes of bitter mild brown malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
rolfc81 (73) - - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had outside by the fire. Very flavorful fall beer...Crisp taste. ...................
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with a nice retentive white head. Malty and lightly hoppy aroma. Crisp and moderately malty with a nice delicate sweetness and very green earthy bitterness. Finish is earthy hippy. Delicious.
mp_lane (67) - Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy light amber with short white head. Aroma is malt dominant with a hint of fruity hop. Taste is very malty and delicious. A favorite harvest ale.
skmikeg (1005) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium amber with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, caramel, pine, grassy hops, sweet malts, and toffee. Taste is similar to the aroma with the addition of some ligh tropical fruits. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a slighty dry, semi-moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a very nice ESB that has good fall vibe to it.
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
They ain’t lying about the bitter and it is pretty special. Maybe even extra special. Caramel malt, pine and grass hops and bitter bitterness.
retinadoc (124) - - SEP 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very hoppy nose. Medium amber color. Medium carbonation. Very robust hoppy taste, just bordering on astringent. Overall, a strong tasty ale, one of my new favorites.
MarkSachon (636) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big draft at Harold’s Restaurant in Hopewell, PA. Slight tastes of spice and a pleasant warmth and smoothness. Perfect for a cooler evening.
tillmac62 (261) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear medium amber pour coupled with a dash of dark ruby and with a good head. Retention is normal, lacing is above normal. Very nice nose of blended hops (citric, tropical and a touch of dank pine) over a light biscuit. Light medium body with a smooth texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. Very nice balanced flavor profile that is complex. It begins with a rush of hop flavor - the citric and tropicals lead then flow into a dank note that is much more prevalent than suggested in the nose. The middle is a mild bitterness over biscuit, with a touch of caramel, light sweetness. The finish somewhat dry, but leaves you with the classic English ESB flavors and bitterness over a fading light biscuit. The 6.7% alcohol is completely hidden in this outstanding ESB.