Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to dougofthefuture for sending this in Blind BIF 5. Served in a Cantillon tulip.
Pours a bright copper color with a bit of a reddish hue. Big white head with some spotty lacing and a thin cap throughout. The nose is not good. Really light with a bit of grain. A bit grainy. Smells kind of like an old IPA. Grain tannin. The flavor has loads of grain and a good amount of grain husk. By good, I mean a lot, not that its a little less than great. Astringent. Hard to guess on this right now. Itís tasting more like a bad IPA. Bitterness in the finish with a dry finish. No hop flavor thought. Not a fan. Perhaps a kill shot.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-14-2011
vyvvy (5015) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours crystal clear deep amber with a hefty tan head. The aroma gas toasted bready malt that is super clean, light cream and cotton candy with spicy / piny hops. Medium rough grainy body that gets a bit smoother on the finish and has semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts with a very earthy rough taste. It is very dry with some caramel in there and the finish brings in some pine and wood. Well made, but it is a bit on the rough side and not something Iíll grab too often when Iím picking up a Tallgrass 4 pack.
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 16 oz can shared at home. Pours a cloudy amber with a thick beige head. Tangerine in the nose. Citrus and pineapple notes with a crisp bitter finish.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz. Can (via Trade from my man phaleslu. THANKS Peter!): Aroma of malt, hops, slight caramel, Earth, and some grain. Poured deep amber/orange in color with a perfect, large, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished a bit but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny, and a few small, particles throughout. Really a beautiful, perfect head. Excellent lacing. Flavor is is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, light caramel, slight pine, Earth, and light resin. Medium body. Sightly tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, light pine, Earth, light resin, slight grain finish is medium sweet, light to medium bitter, and lightly dry. 7.2%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
wlajwl (4933) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is a mix of caramel malts and yeast/citrus hops. The flavor is mildly sweet malts, yeast, citrus and a bitter but not too dry finish. Interesting, a very balanced but not too sweet IPA.
obguthr (4907) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can: Peppery hay nose with toffee undertones. Clear copper, medium yellow head, good lacing. Flavor is heavily dominated by tea, but clover honey is also prominent. Grain notes are occasionally detected. Lilly and marigold finish. Alcohol not noticeable. Traditional and authentic British aromas and flavors. Carbonation and strength is more of the American flavor. Quite an interesting interpretation of an ESB
Aurelius (4781) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, dark tea brown-read with a light bone-colored head. Mild, slighty off AIPA aroma. Balanced. Woody, citrus, lightly sweet, fairly bitter, grapefurit and citrus pith. Medium to medium heavy body. Well done. On tap, Flying Saucer, KC.
cheap (4756) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2011
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
From a quarter pound can, heheh. First off, this is not yer typical, mild, enjoyable ESB. Somewhat revolting tripel esb aroma. Cloudy brownish lighter look. Expensive, may I add at $3. Big malty alky blasty thingy yippeee. Nssty blastic all across the nation ripping across my taste buds. Forgot about the CO2 because of the overly giant alky trippel ESB impact. Probably should not be in this style; Iíll say the style is strong english ale. Building astringent sides and back of the tongue. Mouth coating slam that only a real beer drinker could appreciate. Finish is same. I think Iím getting a little dizzy from this can. Yes, a real MANZ beer. Sickning cloying bitter nasty mess, on style for a trippel bitter.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pours a hazy deep brownish amber with a smaller bubbly off white lacing head. Aroma of nice floral and citrusy hop notes. Really hoppy for an ESB. Getting some tea, toffee and nuts. Flavor of toasted malt, tea, floral and orange hop notes.
travita (4578) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, amber, cream colored head. The smell is hops, citrus, pine, loaded with hops. Good. The taste is hops, fruits, citrus, pine, touch of malt balance.