JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel apples in the nose with some with slight resin. Brilliant light amber in color with a nice off-white head. Juicy caramel mixes with noble hops to give some citric twang. Long, balanced finish. A great beer!
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Clear amber pour with a light head. Nice smelling ESB. English hops are right there for your enjoyment as is a pleasant malty grain. Probably the best tasting ESB in some time as well. Well balanced malts, grain flavors, and English earthy hops (maybe a touch of citrus as well) mixed well with a bit of sweetness. Very nice. Medium semi-dry body. If I was going to brew one, this would be it.
bctdi (3) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2008 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown and has a light hop aroma.Very light texture which I didnt expect due to the 6.5% abv.slight sweetness and just a hint of bitter / hops.This beer is way drinkable / goes down easy and smooth.I could easily have a few of these.
Cybercat (2783) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is strong and malty with a firm hoppy undertone and a decided hint of molasses. Color is a beautiful, clear, appetizing copper with an off-white and fairly persistent head. Mouth-filling flavor is fairly but not fiercely bitter, and has just a whisper of sweetness as well as a nutty undertone. Texture is exceptionally smooth so it goes down very nicely.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with kp - Pours a hazy deep amber color with a one and a quarter finger thick off white head. There is a light amount of floaties in there too. Light lacing. Aroma is toasted toffee, floral hops, and oranges. Flavor is toasted malt, esters, and floral hops. Palate is fairly smooth. Medium body. The oranges show up again just a tad bit in the aftertaste. A pretty nice, easy drinking beer. Thanks Keith.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to goldtwins for sharing. Pale orange-amber colour. Aroma is fairly sweet with a lot of crystal malt sweetness. A sort of orange peel and light caramel aroma. Herbal hoppiness that doesn’t quite round off the sweet edges of this beer. Oranges and a bit of cherry as well. A light attempt at dusty bitterness. It’s on the sweet side, but it works pretty well.
PickettsCharge (89) - USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good stuff, nice taste, nice coloring, taste like a good beer. rock star taste
rajendra82 (913) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burnt orange color was nice to look at, and the body was mostly clear with some lingering haze. The head was thin, like a rim of bubbles mostly. The smell was sweet and citric, and nothing like any ESB. It was too fruity and perfumey to be considered even close. The taste was spicy, earthy, honey sweet, and slightly soured. The mouthfeel was very chalky and a bit harsh. Not a bad beer per se, but way off target for the style, and not very sessionable.
aracauna (2931) - Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with a good head. There’s a nice brown sugar and wood malt in the aroma backed by a moderate hop character. Satisfyingly malty, just enough hops to balance. This makes for a really nice football beer.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: clear red, fine beige head,
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma with lots of earthy hops, bready character,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, caramel and bready characters, lots of earthy hops keep it pretty dry, just a hint of caramel sweetness in the end, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20