phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a cloudy, dull amber color with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of piney hops, wood, toasted malts, and wet leaves. Flavor of piney, leafy hops, wood, toasted malts, tea, and rye. Light-medium bodied, with mild carbonation and a leafy mouthfeel. Certainly not as sessionable or easy-drinking as a true English ESB.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep tan .. medium foam, light spots of lacing .. . the car is dead, so i canít close the windows .. . light earthy hops, caramel and biscuit .. . pretty easy to put down, i just really would have loved a can that was a touch greener .. . Thereís a spoon stuck to your elbow. Do you even know that?
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours amber orange with a thin off white head. Floral hoppy aroma, with crisp grainy and herbal notes, and a light sweetness. The flavor has floral hops, light herbal and earthy hops, and sweet and grainy malty notes. Good stuff.
arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap pours deep red orange, aroma is fairly weak but has some pine and biscuit, with sweet caramel. Big pine and resin up front with a touch of lemon less into biscuit and a bitter finish. Excellent esb!
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Clear dark amber color/ beige head. Nice caramel malt powder, sweet spicy aromas with some floral hops. medium bodied with a rich, smooth mouthfeel. Malty sweet caramel flavors with a spicy bitterness to balance- easy drinking.
Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. The gargantuan head of foam is clearly the predominant characteristic of this pour, burying a burnt-orange beer. A bountiful aroma escapes thru the foam, rich with malt and notes of pine. The flavors are worthy of a roaring campfire, overflowing with bark, pinecone, resin, and light bitterness. (#4123/5/27/2011)
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Masterfully brewed. Dark orange and hazy. Pillowy white head. Nose is hop and grapefruit. Resiny taste - citrus, grapefruit, and tea. Just excellent.
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(16oz can thanks to Mora2000) clear rich amber, few khaki bubbles. Nose of melon, light funk, rye, and bready. Taste of bitter pine, unsweet grain, grapefruit rind oils. Soft carbonation with a spicy rye linger.
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my first beer from Kansas.
The beer pours a hazy red-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is grassy hops with some toffee and a little bit of chocolate. The flavor is just as good. In addition to a lot of toffee, I get some grassy hops and a dry powdered chocolate flavor. The beer has low bitterness and is very well balanced. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the better ESBs that I have tried.
swoopjones (5250) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GLBN IPA Challenge 2011, sample. copper colored pour, notes of tea, british hops, light tabacco, sweet toffee maltiness, orange marmalade. Decent ESB, Average IPA