generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has a bright golden color with a slight chill haze and a small creamy white head. It fades to just a very thin covering that still makes some nice lace on the glass. The aroma has a hop filled nose with piney/citrus notes and a hint of caramel and toasted grain. Its flavor has a good malty backbone with light toasted notes as well as a mild almost fruity sweetness. This is balanced by good bitterness from the hops which add some piney/citrus notes. In the finish I picked up more of a herbal tea like hop flavor that slowly fades off the tongue. It has a solid medium body with good carbonation and a slightly slick texture.
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours orange, sweet malty nose, light fruit, taste has biscuity malt, quite sweet, fruity, dry, light spice.
nakedwhendrunk (2138) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
This beer was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice hazy but almost transparent orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipates within less than a minute leaving some decent foamy lacing.
The smell had rich English malts that seem to be slightly roasted in a sense. There is a decent nuttiness coming out as well.
The taste was roasty, malty and nutty with a delicate toasty bready note on the backend. There was no aftertaste but a quick dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionable quality to it. The carbonation was fairly smooth which is good for they style and for me.
Overall, good ESB that I would have again.
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355 ml, from Za Popent, Ljubljana. Pours orange with white head. Nice citrus and pine hoppy aroma. Fruity flavor with hoppy finish. Medium bodied.
hotstuff (4094) - Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 3-05-2011 (Bottle) This beer has a medium sized fizzy off-white head with a short retention, transparent gold body, fizzy, lively, slow rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malty, pine, citrus, and grapefruit hops. The taste is bitter, malty, pine, and citrus hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This is a very quaffable beer and is not overly hoppy tasting. It is worth trying and a beer I would drink again,
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. amber with one finger head. sweet malt base with pleasant hoppy bite. very good.
blklab2007 (1967) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a amber color with a thin coating of white head. Aroma has sweet malt, hops, and some bitterness. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation medium low. Flavor has hops, light citrus, and caramel malted edges.
edgallow (2086) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is sweet malts, citrus and spices.
beer-yum (472) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious beer that makes a nice change from the regular IPA fare. Full bodied and well balanced, it’s a brew I can see myself having a few of for sure.
inceptioj (47) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is nice. Citrusy, fruity. Very nice mouthfeel, soft but slightly prickly. Fuzzy almost. Enjoyable.