drostj (106) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours murky light amber with a thick creamy head. Faint aroma - clean hops with a hint of spice. Very mild flavor - this is supposed to be a bitter? Smooth, clean, slightly sweet, flavor of hops, some grass and a hint of orange. Tiny bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Sweetwater has decided to redefine ESB I guess.
burg326 (4591) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured an orangish brown color with aromas of herbs, light malt, some caramel, bitterness, and feint hops. flavors were the same as the aromas, not much bitterness, decent.
kchampagne (112) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is deep copper to brown in color with slight haze. Malty, nutty, and caramel aroma. Taste is sweet malt with a nice faint backbone of hops to keep it balanced. This is a great ESB.
Bulk_Carrier (2677) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass at their brewpub location in the Atlanta airport. This was consumed last September (2013).
The appearance was a nice hazy orange to brown color with a decent looking half fingered white foamy head that dissipated within less than twenty seconds. There was some light lacing arranging itself in no apparent reason as it just sort of danced all around the glass (okay, no worries, I guess).
The smell had the authentic yet slightly typical British malts amplifying some nice light caramel tones.
The taste was mainly sweet and though it seemed like it wanted to steer away from that "British soapiness" usually found in ESB’s that most Americans don’t like, I still found it. But this doesn’t bother me as I understand this is part of the style. No worries.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body and had a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed right on for the style and good for me.
Overall, good ESB, well worthy of having again, now where’s my fish n’ chips.
GreatDane1632 (938) - USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweetwater did this ESB right. Great malty profile with earthy hops and a dry yeast that adds a little bit of esters to the brew. Not a quaffing beer, but close.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine to drink. Nice aroma and fetures too. A little bit too bitter as the beers from this company.
gnoff (8506) - 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 (5067) - 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 (544) - 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 (745) - 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 (3144) - 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.