stephenj007 (120) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pour, minimal bubbles and almost no head. Slightly opaque, orange, yellow hue. Looks very appealing in the glass. Aroma is light citrus, oranges, coriander, some other mild spice and hops. The orange peel is very prominent up front in the aroma. Taste is some hops bitterness up front, but moves quickly to a sweetness, I think from the citrus. Mouthfeel is a bit heavy, almost thick on the tongue. An interesting ale style brew. I think it would benefit from a bit more carbonation, and less of the citrus sweetness. I can definitely taste the hidden attributes of an ESB in this brew, they just need to be more true to the style. Overall, a nice brew. The orange attributes make this a good breakfast choice!
PorterPounder (7241) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
AD Beer & Wine - Garland, Tx - 22 oz bomber. Medium orange pour, soft off-white head. Nectarines and dough in the aroma, Flavor has some dried fruit roll-up flavor, some sweet toffee, some slight vinegary sour notes. Decently thick mouthfeel.
ryanscourt (1360) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty tasty. Would of never guessed it was an esb. Nice hoppy sweetness to end the palate. Very drinkable.
dfinney23 (2658) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve liked most of their other beers but hadn’t bothered to read the fine print so was totally expecting this to just be a better-than-macro pale lager, so pleasantly surprised! Malty with soft bitterness.
ttoadee (1269) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light tan with orange hues, no head. Nose is honey and malt. Slightly more sweet than bitter. Middle is nutty biscuit with a light citrus jam. Finish is medium bitterness. Decent beer, better when not too cold.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Never mind that the idiot owner of this brewery claims to have almost won a Sam Adams competition, he even spelled Jim Koch’s name wrong. Genius red neck Texas brewer. Pedestrian ESB. Not awful at all and a good price point.
dlihcsnatas (607) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange brew with not much head. The yeast at the bottom of the bottle tells me this is a real beer that is carbonated the old fashioned way. Lots of grapefruit hops in the aroma. Taste is citrus/herbal hops with some malt flavors showing up. Nice spice finish and aftertaste. Good brew but would like for it to have more a workin stiffs price.
6ROW (461) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow pour with little to no head, high carbonation out of the bottle. Very light body , would have never guessed the ABV. I like it and would drink it agn.
mmmbeer (1389) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a very mildly murky orange yellow color, razor edge thin white ring around the glass for a head. Aroma of biscuits, raw pizza dough, and an light note of an old ashtray that was forgotten years ago but still have some funk left in it. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt is there but is dominated by this really weird cigarette paper taste (like a Winston- not a Marlboro, Camel, or even ZigZags- striaight up Winston cigarette paper), as well as the glue that binds it, finish has more of these flavors come out, finish is just slightly bittering. Very odd.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from a liquor store in Temple. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is old cardboard and grain. Taste is a little astringent, hand-rolled cigarette paper, and light grain. Weird finish.