gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled draught as part of a flight at Dunedin House of Beer on January 19, 2014.
Listed as 5.6% ABV.
Clear golden color, white head. Hoppy, herbal, some citrus, bitter taste. Bitter, hoppy, fruity aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Hoppy, resin scent.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp amber and deep copper coloured body with a nice two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of earthy malt, toffee, light hops and a subdued nuttiness that’s noticeable at the end. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong toffee and malt flavours with a light dose of english or low alpha acid hops noticeable and a light sweetness as well. Aftertaste shows a bit of earthiness, a good malt and toffee flavour and some very light hops. Overall, not such a great beer - lacking way too much on the hop profile and only showing a little of the earthiness and toffee flavours throughout - not enough complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Palm Beach Gardens for US$1.99 on 30-December-2013 sampled in my hotel room here in Clearwater, Florida on 03-January-2014.
sloshgator (334) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweetwater Motor Boat is pretty much average. Not much aroma coming from a dark brown tinted pour. The head is fizzy and doesn’t hold very well. Taste is malty with a bitterness that lasts a little too long without any complexity. Motor Boat is ok with a meal but not particularly outstanding on its own.
bubblehouse (196) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good and malty. Pours a light amber color with a fairly weak aroma. Not my favorite beer but definitely drinkable.
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In a sampler pack from my son. It poured a clear amber color with a small light tan head. The aroma was slightly fruity and floral with a nice mix of malt and hops. The taste was similar with some pine hops as well and a little bread, fruitiness and resin as the beer warms. It had a light to medium body with average carbonation and a medium to long, bitter finish. Very good.
pinkzambia (1389) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear amber color with a small head. Hoppy and fruit aroma of perhaps apricots with a little hairspray. Good hoppy flavor with lots of carbonation. Not bad.
IndianaRed (2159) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a hazy amber with a short lived off white head. Light toasted malts and plenty of bitterness. IBUs but not much hop flavor. Kind of what I dont like about ESBs in general.
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear amber Colorado with a slight head. The stoma is citrus and the taste is grapefruit that lingers on the palate and leaves the taste on your tongue
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of grassy hops, caramel and a touch of honey. Medium bodied, high carbonation, bitter finish.
jhliesen (692) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle--really lovely version of an ESB, found in the seasonal section at Total. Aroma of biscuit and some hops. The color was dark amber with a small head. Looks great in an English Pint Glass. The hops start off the taste without becoming overwhelming and then the soft caramel and toffee taste kicks in. Finish with a bit of hops and lingering sweetness. A charming version of an Americanized ESB. Total wine.