Beaver (1200) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can. Pours a reddish amber with a medium creamy white head.
The aroma is a bit strange - fruity resiny hops and some weird off note.
The flavor is a bit strange as well. Thereís some woody caramel notes with a decent amount of hop bitterness - fruity, resiny, a little minty and almost sour. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, itís a bit strange to me. Maybe itís the mix of ESB with big American hops. The blend of caramel, wood, fruits and some almost sour notes just didnít work for me.
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours a huge head, color is amber/orange. Nose is quite hoppy. Taste is of pine. A little hard to drink, causes your mouth to pucker and is too hoppy kills your taste buds.
bearlybrewed (41) - Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A go between of their IPA and Ale. Sort of shallow in taste, typical metallic finish, a trademark of tallgrass beer. Not worth the effort. Also, heard the few batches available were shipped outside Tallgrass hometown. Thanks Tallgrass.
JustDrinkIt (218) - Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark orange-amber color with some white head. Aroma of citrus and bitter malts. Flavor is more bitter malt and citrus rind. Best ESB I can recall... that being said, I still have no reason to drink it again. Maybe the dry hopping is what makes it a bit better to me...?
Thorpe429 (4968) - , 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
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Smells like honey, hops. Tastes pretty bitter. Hops, golden raisins, pretty alcoholic, tastes like a can.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2012
1.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Can courtesy of jake65, thanks! Pours opaque honey with super sticky buttercream head, aroma is heavy resin and caramel, heavy caramel mid malt with sturdy bitterness throughout, resiny bitterness lingers on the palate, ball buster of a brew
cheap (3747) - 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.