smboselli (90) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overall average ale. No sign of hops, and something about the finish I didn't like. Drinkable, decent malty, kind of floral aroma and taste, but I probably won't order again
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BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red copper colored beer. Hardly any head. Mild fruitiness in the nose. Some malts too. Dry taste. A bit empty. Notes of hops in the aftertaste. Nothing special.
superspak (2416) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 9/28/2012. Pours lightly hazy orange copper color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, orange, biscuit, nuttiness, toast, herbal, grass, and light earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, biscuit, toast, nuttiness, orange, herbal, floral, grapefruit, grass, and light earth. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, and citrus on the finish for a good bit. Very well balanced with nice amount of toasty flavors. No cloying flavors on the finish at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming noticed on the finish. Overall this is a damn nice ESB! Very flavorful and well balanced; very smooth and drinkable. No complaints at all, really enjoyed this.
bconch (265) - - SEP 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is soft malts. Taste is the same with English hops providing a nice bitterness. The mouthfeel is fairly thin a is the finish.
Rotbart (155) - - SEP 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice auburn color with a foamy tan head. Lightly bitter in taste with a slight caramel, hoppy, bitter aftertaste. This was an enjoyable offering.
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber color with a really thick head. Slight sweet smell to it with a bit of malty undertones. Not a lot flavor to it - some maltiness that fades quickly. Meh.
bkurtz (728) - PERU - JUL 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep amber with a decent head. Good balance of semi-sweet malts and hops. Well made, solid brew.
jsmerig (1199) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pouts a rich amber brown with off white head. Aroma of warm roasted malt and earthy Bready overtones. Taste is smooth yet watered down. Hint of what they are going for without the flavor impact. Close but not there.
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wlajwl (3745) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malts, a hint of hops and is very nutty. The flavor is grainy malts, very nutty and a hoppy finish.
Cakes (358) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle.
Pours a slightly hazy auburn - a touch of brown with highlights of copper. The head pours thick and soft, and it leaves tons of lace on a pint glass. The aroma is a pleasant mix of fruit, caramel and bready malts, and herbal, perfumy hops - almost spicy.. The flavor starts similarly - a soft, slightly toasted, slightly fruity, bready malt flavor with a touch of herbal English hops. A little bit of dark toast and caramel enters on the sides of the tongue about halfway back. Here also enters a touch more of spicy, dry hops. The finish is well-balanced and somewhat dry with a blend of light, delicate malt with just a drop of earthy hops