skmikeg (1084) - 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 (1960) - 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 (134) - - 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 (667) - 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 (318) - 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.
Guyute_Pig (102) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have a love hate relationship w/ ST beers. Ordered this cause it was only thing on draft I haven’t had. For style, best American esb I’ve had in a while. So nice to be surprised by something. Little more hop bite to it then other esb’s. Really dig the malt profile on this. Well done brew.
bubblehouse (578) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really liked it. A nice fall beer that is malty and delicous. Pours a hazy orange color.
SudsMcDuff (6345) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
was expecting something different from the name, happy with what i got .. . pours a deep caramel orange .. . such a solid bitterness .. . dark brown hay, crust, and assorted grain .. . a great beer, in the top from american breweries for this style .. . . i don’t remember the last time i went to a diner and had a big slice of pie. or ever.
Brewbie (458) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. nice hops taste, pine and grassy, just a touch of spice and sweetness
berkshirejohn (4818) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in the Tasting Room at the brewery at 6.7% ABV. Amber with a thin white head; aroma of malts and grassy hops; great grapefruit taste - crisp, clean and fruity; with a residual caramel sweetness. Satisfying.