vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright golden color with little to no foam. The flavor is light and sweet. Nothing too exciting.
cstuartj (905) - Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brownish yellow in color, not much head or lacing. Not much nose. Decent bitter taste with a malty over tone and finish.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ BitterCreek Alehouse, Boise, ID. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Sweetish malty grainy flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4471) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shipped to me by my wife on a trip to Portland. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy yellow-golden color with a medium sized soapy yellow-white head. The aroma was sweetish and tangy with notes of sugar, pear and apricot. The flavor was dryish and a bit malty with a dusty and chalky presence and hints of table sugar, pepper and leather. Medium length dry cardboard on the finish. Medium body. Eh.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow with a one finger white head. Slightly spicy nose, fruity yeast. Bread, not much on the yeast anymore, no spice. Finishes nice and is easy drinking, just not too much going on.
poisoneddwarf (1597) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2010 12 oz bottle into English pint. Aroma is wort, bread, but very subdued. Pours a slightly hazy lemonade color with a medium dissapearing head. Taste is bananas, pepper, citrus. Taste is salty then sweet; no bitterness. Highly carbonated with a full body. Creamy mouthfeel. Doesn’t taste like any ESB I’ve ever had--it’s much better. The banana esters make it reminiscent of a hefeweizen and the pepper notes remind me of a saison. Interesting and really tasty. Would be a perfect session brew.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly cloudy yellow gold with a thick foamy head with sticky lace. Aroma of lemony citrus and bread. Taste has a very mild rind bitterness with doughy malts. Medium body, soft carbonation.
cmonster (948) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle served in a tasting glass. Pours golden yellow with a short white head. Bready nose thats a little sweet. Flavor is bread and bitter. Medium-light body, mild carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Good stuff.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Terminal Gravity Brewing Company--ESG--Extra Special Golden--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV--25 IBU’s? (4.2 / 5.0) Golden Ale--Rye--Foamy lacy dense white head. Clear bright light gold color. Sediment hint. Mild hop rye ester soft front. Smooth mild creamy mellow sweet soft caramel rye spice mild fruit body. Refreshing mild hop spice cloying rye tasty balanced end. Nice subtle Golden Rye. Sampled 7/10/2009. 6-Pack $9.99.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Light golden, vibrant, sediment floats about, thin sudsy white head, falls quickly, little lacing.   Straw aroma on the nose, very slight skunk or wet cardboard.   Some resemblance to pink peppercorns as well.   Grassy on the tongue, soft sweetness, a little peppery.   Average body and mouthfeel.   A little musty on the finish, peppery, malty but on the cereal side.   Not. Bad, but I often think of goldens being a bit brighter versus being on the malty side.   Enjyable nonetheless.