solidfunk (4979) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good for style. Citrus in taste with barley edge. Pours dark amber with good head and lacing. Finishes with light bitterness, good barley presence all the way through. On tap at DC Summerfest.
Darkmagus82 (1952) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From BA review on 2-4-12 -
Served in a pint glass.
Appearance – Pours a reddish-copper color. The head is small and quick to fade giving very little lacing.
Smell – A bit of sweet malty breadiness and caramel is mixed with a very light floral hop aroma. The aroma is nothing too potent and quite subdued.
Taste – A somewhat biscuit maltiness first meets the tongue. There is a bit of sweetness; mainly caramel in character but mixed in with a bit of of grassy hoppiness. The hopiness increases to some degree with the loss of much of the sweetness. At the end there is a lingering more bitter malt mixed with hop flavor.
Mouthfeel – Light and rather crisp with an average carbonation level; both of which lend to it being very easy to drink, yet sorta simple and boring.
Overall – Its rather average in my opinion. I would have it if offered to me, but wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.
MadRobin (2288) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jackpot in Gallery Place, Washington, DC.
Clear, dark amber-brown with a khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, bread, earthy spicy hops, mango, citrus and peach.
Taste of toffee, brown bread, citrus, earthiness, peach and light tropical fruit with a malty finish.
Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization with a smooth, rich mouthfeel.
This is much hoppier than I remember--with more hops and bitterness than a typical ESB. For that matter, it's maltier than a typical ESB too. Overall, it's a delicious, full flavor ale even if not perfectly true to style.
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joejames (307) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber-red, two finger head with light lacing. Aroma is herbal and floral. Taste of nice roasted malt sweetness, very nice earthy/flowery bitterness from the hops. Note of bread and mango. Medium carbonation, body is on the high side of light. Finishes slightly bittersweet and dry. Good ESB.
rumproasts (3750) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Medium caramel malt with a bit of spice and moderate hops in the finish. Slightly aboverage.
DrinkinWell (343) - - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber brown. Lots of lacing. Spices, malt, cloves, cinnamon on the nose. Sweet, citrus notes, straw. An okay ESB.
jimski (49) - - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stoudts Scarlet Lady ESB is an English style ESB. It has an amber/reddish color and a medium head. It starts with a slightly sweet maltiness and finishes with a hoppy bitterness and a slight floral aroma.
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60minuteman (999) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice ESB. Not extremely bitter, but a good example of a flavorful PA local craft.
Imaena (2001) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This is a pretty lackluster bitter. The malt to hop balance was tilted to far towards the bitter for my taste.
vlan1 (212) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Stouds. Love this stuff.
Beautiful Dark Reddish amber color with scant head and mild hop aroma. Taste is clean with a solid but not beefy malt base and some hops. Hops are much noticable in the slightly bitter after taste. Smooth and light Mouthfeel. Hands down the most sessionable beer I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. I could drink 2 or 20 of these.