kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light amber body with a small fizzy white head. The nose is lightly hoppy with some toasty dry malt. The flavor shows a nice English hoppiness over a slightly sweet toasty and lightly husky malt base. Minimal to no hop bitterness. Light bodied and a touch grainy with soft gentle carbonation. Pretty nice easy drinking ESB. Maybe a touch too much sweetness, but all in all a good effort.
whaleale (14) - Athens, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hops dominate this supposedly fall ale. Little if any malt character. Not ever sure if this would pass as an IPA.
Beergeek23322 (2160) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/8/2010. From bottle. Pours copper color with an off-white head. Malt, bitter hops, light fruit and caramel. Great balance and flavors. Very nice seasonal.
tpdaman (1) - - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of favorite seasonals. I look forward to it each year. I think it is an outstanding ESB with an ode to an Octoberfest.
boozedude (1676) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from friar tucks in st Louis, clear copper pour with thin white head, awesome mix of hopps, and flavors, really dam good beer
pinkzambia (1432) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear gold color with a small white ring head. Hoppy aroma and it seemed more American than English. Definite hops in the flavor with a cardboard finish.
IndianaRed (2323) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle clear light amber quick light tan head. Light toasted malts and plenty of bitter noble hop aroma. Quite bitter and hoppier than I expected. Very clean dry finish.
ESPh (63) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper-amber color with a nice head. Good presence of hops without a real bite. Very tasty and is now a seasonal favorite.
ansermadide (1511) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden in color, this has a bright, hoppy citrus and pine aroma with some caramel sweetness. It’s thin bodied and a little dirty, with a characteristic rye grain flavor that’s gentle, but surprisingly pleasant. Easy, simple, clean, and sessionable.
ROBC3366 (535) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear orange-golden color with an off-white head. Candied fruit and tangerine nose. Full body and slightly oily. Tangerine and apricot flavor with an adequate malt backbone for fullness and support.