stevoj (2018) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not very bitter for an ESB. Hazy golden body with creamy head. Malty nose with a touch of citrus. Malt again in the taste, mouthfeel slick and oily. Closer to a golden ale....
harrymel (1481) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with a solid quilt of white foam. Smells of grain, corn and hints of lemon zest with a bit of hay. A bit astringent and even sharp initially with some bitterness and acidity. There’s plenty of corn flavors and some nice hay like flavors. Medium bodied with light carb for they style. It’s an interesting beer, not what I was expecting and could use plenty of adjustments from my standpoint - but I also don’t know how old this bottle is...
Serving type: bottle
MacDaddy (11) - - AUG 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite every day brew! Crisp, golden color with a mild aroma and just the right amount of hops.
altonbrownd (3756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Portland pod restaurant. Nice golden body with medium head. Nose is of hops, citrus and spices. Taste is also hoppy with some spices and a bitter finish. Enjoyable.
Strykzone (4831) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. This is cloudy golden with a nice off white head. The first thing I smell is pepper but it is light in the flavor. I taste grain and soft yeast. Mild bitterness tells me there some hops to be found. There is a sourness underneath. Mid glass I begin to taste more pepper and it is what could be found in a farmhouse style and it could pass for a saison. This is unique and somewhat intetesting.
reebtogi (4103) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a finger of white head that settles to leave a few spots of lacing. Aroma is citrus and grass with some cereal grains. Taste is a bold grassy and citrus hop bitterness with a peppery note and a light underlying malty sweetness. Light to medium body with adequate carbonation. A very flavorful ESB that is highly recommended.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours a slightly cloudy, golden color with minimal head. Smell is slightly sour. The taste is crisp and refreshing.
bpreo (1520) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost no aroma to be found, and what you do smell doesn’t offer up any information. Taste is very hoppy. Good, I guess you cool kids would call this a "session" beer.
Cybercat (3226) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is crisp, malty and rather strong - typical, but still acceptable. It pours a clear straw yellow with a rather thick and fluffy white head. Malty flavor is crisp with a fruity undertone and a hint of yeast. Texture is thick, smooth and fizzy, darned good. Not a great beer, but worthy of a try.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little hop spice in the lemony, sugary nose. A good bitterness, a little pepper hoppiness and some grassy dryness. Tasty but unmemorable.