whaleale (14) - Athens, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not unpleasant, reminds me of Red Hook ESB, but better than the ESB at Crown and Goose. Not worth the drive.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was labeled as Old Baldy but I suspect it is the same beer. Caramel brown color with an oily head and good lace. Smells a little malty. Tastes like a bit of caramel, malt, and the slightest bit of bitterness, not bad but didn’t wow me. Still, it was cool they are donating some of the proceeds.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 09-19-2010 21:20:01
markwise (4870) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to the Atlanta crew for sharing this one. It pours orange-brown with a slight white head. Nose is bread, malt, biscuit, and hops. Flavor is similar with a bit of biscuity malt, noticeable hops, and a hint of tobacco. Interesting.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewpub. On menu as Old Baldy ESB. Iced tea brown in the glass with a creamy white head that had some lasting and good lace. Aromas of earthy hops and a light toasted malt background. The flavor had citrus hops, light spice, and a toasted malt background. Medium body and a mild bitterness throughout.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark hazy red-orange, lasting off whitish foam. Good sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, earthy herbal, grassy hops. Taste is more earthy grassiness, sweet caramel, apples.
Butters (3968) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Steve, the brewer, assured me that this is the same recipe, even though they are now calling it the "Old Baldy ESB". Hazy dark burnt orange with small light tan head but good lacing. Nose is mildly fruity, with some english hop. Flavor is surprisingly good, lightly bitter, and medium chewy body. And I don’t even care for this style particularly! Another good brew from these guys.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Name: OPP ESB
Date: January 24, 2009
Appearance: cloudy orange, wipsy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma, hint of fruityness, light floral and earthy hops
Flavor: rich dry malt flavor, lots of balancing earthyness, nice long bitter finish
Name: OPP ESB
Date: October 01, 2010
picking up a bit of caramel sweetness making it more balanced,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
everything about this beer was average. nothing to write home about. it’d make a good session beer, i suppose
ChainGangGuy (4561) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Lightly hazy, medium brown body with a thin, wispy, white head.
Smell: Biscuit maltiness with faint notes of fruit, caramel, and spicy hops.
Taste: Biscuity malts with a light toastiness and a very light caramel sweetness. Minor hint of fruit. Spicy hop character with a medium amount of bitterness that lingers into the drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Just barely medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: A decent, reasonably enjoyable ESB, but I’m eager to move on to the next Terminal brew, their Terminally Ale.