jkwood04 (2293) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours brownish copper. Aroma of a lot of toffee, grains, and caramel from the malts plus light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer for the style.
Braudog (5026) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the brewpub. Hazy, opaque rust-colored beer with a nice creamy head. Marshy and grainy to a fault. Bit of an almost sour finish. Giggles come thru as dirty spice. (#4904, 1/15/2013)
Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ive had a lot of great ESBs lately and this is no exception. Really tasty malt backbone accents really well with fruity hops that balance this very drinkable 6.7% beer. Loved it.
Ernesto987 (2375) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent malt bill. Very toasty biscuit like traditional style malts. Hops show in the finish, a lingering bittering. Very nice esb.
DiarmaidBHK (2278) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a large white head that doesnít dissipate and leaves a lot of lacing. Thereís a sweetness on the nose. The taste has this malty caramel thing going on. Finishes a little too smooth for my tastes but it was fantastic before that.
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub in Granby, CT. Pours a caramel color with minimal off-white head. Aroma of malt and sugar. Front palate of caramel and toffee with a creamy middle and smooth finish.
dogfish120love (722) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid ESB slightly bitter somewhat citrusy. Malty with a slight hoppy finish
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a thin white ring of bubbles and amber/copper color. Aroma is medium malt-slight caramel/some chocolate, nutty, secondary earthy hops. Taste is malt-caramel/some chocolate/toffee, nutty, secondary earthy/citrus/metallic hops.
Rastacouere (6045) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cambridhe House seems to enjoy taking traditional session style and bumping them up just a bit in both hops and alcohol. From the (too few) beers Iíve had from them, this was easily my favourite attempt. A hazy light orange pour covered by a 1cm collard. Very perfumey, rosewater-like nose from, I presume, Styrian Goldings among other things. Very orvalesque in smell. Forward aromatic hoppiness. Subtle biscuity malts underneath, but well attenuated. tremendously refreshing. Soft-medium carbonation, medium-bodied. Completely hidden alcohol.
kmweaver (3145) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Cambridge House. Pours a hazy, orange-amber color; off-white head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing. Very pleasant, biscuity and earthy malt presence in the aroma; light English hop character; relaxed bitterness; approaches the toasty / roasted character of a brown ale. Medium mouthfeel: emphasis on biscuity / earthy notes throughout, both in the malt character and the mild English hoppiness; very drinkable, slightly fruity, well-composed ESB. Medium finish: dry, toasty malts and earthy English hops in the finish; dry, toasty, pleasant end.