UDBeernut (1265) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up from half time. Lively tan amber hue with two finger slight off white head has great retention. Clean nose with pale malt, light hay, and yeast. Wonderful bread body, toffee and caramel. Balanced with light citrus and flower on the finish. Amazing.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally reviewed: 7/4/09. Pours a tawny amber with a decent white head on top. Little retention and some spotty lacing. Smells of toasted malts and caramel.
Mouth is bubbly and crisp. Tastes slightly burnt and bitter. Nice crisp bitter hops fade to a toasted sweetness that is pleasant. Not bad. Not my favorite of styles, but a good representation.
mcdoug (31) - Middle River, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask version at small real ale festival in Lititz, PA. Attractive amber color, but very weak aroma overall-- didnít get the "perfume" as the brewer describes, but maybe thatís not so bad since Iím not a big perfume fan! Found the initial taste to be extremely mild, and palate to feel almost fizzy. Leaves pretty speckled broken lacing inside glass. Long term taste is a nice, satisfying light bitterness. Wife described her sips as papery-biscuity!
rejtable (1071) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent enough ESB. Pours dark amber with almost no head after a few seconds. No lacing. On the nose some metallic and some fruit. In the mouth starts out a good light sweet and then ends with a pretty nice typical ESB bitterness. Medium carbonation and pretty light in the mouth. A solid sessioner.
Dfonorow (805) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ACBF. Pour is clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet caramel with bready biscuit notes. Flavor is about the same but with some floral hops thrown in. Slightly dry and slightly bitter. Decent ESB.
Slipstream (1870) - USA - APR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, malty aroma with no off notes. Cloudy amber pour (not red). This lady is pretty sweet for a bitter - a fine malty ale with some clean, grassy hop flavor in the finish. Good brew.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. Similar to a red ale. Overall balanced, amber appearance, good malts.
edgallow (1455) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malts with a bit of sweetness. Taste is malt with a nutty background.
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keanex (1144) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into an English pint glass from a 12 ounce bottle best before 5-23-2012.
A: Perfectly clear dark amber body with a huge rocky foamy head.
S: Faint, rather mild slight bitterness, slight caramel. Really boring.
T: Bland, but good balance of slight caramel and mild hop bitterness.
M: Crisp, light body, with moderate carbonation.
O: Very inoffensive easy to drink, but not worth buying again.
reverendj (176) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not where it was supposed to be! Somehow this got mixed in with a sixpack of Double IPA and diluted the value of the other beers. Nice color and thatís about it. Fairly bland beer with hints of lemon, faint hops, and decent malt. This would be ok if it was what I looked for at the price I paid.