psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malt smell to this amber red ale. Great malt flavor with some hops in the end. Great beer.
Jimsal27 (243) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant copper color, sweet floral nose. Creamy head with sweet malty and caramel notes. full bodied. Nice session beer. Hint of bitterness at finish. Good stuff.
njnut (237) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pured into small tasting glass a red copper color with small head and little lace. Aroma was malt heavy but light, toasted malts and caramel and a bit of toffee. average CO2 and a fairly thin body. Taste was malty, caramel, a bit of hay. some bitterness but not huge. Not bad, enjoyable and a fairly good ESB.
BiddleBrau (938) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with light off white head. Toasted malt nose. Thinner palate, some hops and malt. Mild overall. Easy to drink.
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor had caramel malt, lightly roasted, lightly floral and fruity with some balancing earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Worth trying once.
solidfunk (3997) - 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 (1204) - - 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 (1932) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
joejames (128) - 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 (2879) - 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 (265) - - 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.