3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$8 bottle from pub. Slightly cheaper elsewhere. [A] This smells like an Alpha king off the bat. Or most any other 3F brew for that matter. Strong juicy citrus, piny tangerine and other tropical fruity quaffs. Hop perfume. Not sure if that is point-worthy anymore. Caramel. Some slight hints of English malt. [A] Pours clear orangish-yellow. The head on the first 1/2 was truly beautiful. Capped until the bottom of the glass. Off-white frothy foam. Excellent retention. Few soapy bubbles. Bottle art kicks ass. [F] - Mouth hits with a strong dose of hops. Mid-body is caramel. Very light bready malt. Fruity with a bitter linger. Not very much depth. Not very "English" to me, either. [P] Bottle served close to cask temperature. Mouth is very thin & hoppy with tingly carbonation. Drinkable. Soft feel, but sharp bite. Not boozy, but astringent enough that you never forget you’re drinking a beer. Highly drinkable in the long run. Cask does sound delicious. [O] 55 IBUs come off a bit stronger than posted. Good thing? I must say I am a tad disappointed in this for some reason. But blindly, it was a nice 3F brew. Bitter where it should be, I guess. Just more normal than "not normal" for me. For a 1-off bottling with only 48 ratings, this seemed to fly off the shelves. Wouldn’t mind picking one up next year. But if its replaced by another 1-off, I won’t complain.
Dorkenstein (43) - - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly apricot/citrus aroma as well as strong caramel. Taste is of caramel, candied orange, and some bitter pine.
madelfonatree (43) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look - Dark orange. Medium off white head, almost tan. Creamy head. Lacing. See through.
Smell - Caramel. Bread. Light fruitiness.
Taste - Caramel. Bread. Grassy. Orange. Lemon. Apricot. Raisin.
Feel - Medium body. Doesn’t explode. Taste of some wheat beers without the carbonation.
Overall - Not a taste I have often. Nice change of pace from the stouts and IPAs in the collection.
bluejacket74 (1511) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle labeled as Lord Rear Admiral, bottled on 03/20/2015. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours an amber/copper color with about an inch off-white head that stuck around for a long time. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like caramel and bready malt, stone fruit, and some grassy hops. It tastes like caramel and bready malt, toffee, candied oranges, grassy hops, and some apricot and light citrusy hops. Good balance between the malt and hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. It’s also smooth and easy enough to drink. I wouldn’t exactly call this a traditional ESB, but I sure liked it! $9.99 a bomber.
UDBeernut (2052) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
enjoyed this in my hotel. pouts amber with a slim off white head. stone fruit, light sweetness, light flowers. light to medium body with a lingering finish.
Cweade (9) - - MAY 1, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, purchased at the brewery and shared with Parksy. Hazy amber orange, lasting off white head. Sweet caramel malts, soft peachy hops, big flavour. Delicious.
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bangers & Lace. Pours a reddish amber colour, clear, with a frothy white head. Aroma is of bready malts and some citrus hops, though not too pronounced. Taste is malty and mildly sweet with a nice bitter undertone. Medium body, softer carbonation, and smooth and creamy on the palate. Overall a great and unique ESB.
Scipio (754) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, darker amber in color with a full white head that settles very slowly. The aroma is malty. Its bready, with toffee, herbal hops, vanilla, and hints of orange. The taste still leans towards malty, although there are some fruits and hops. Toffee, cherry, orange, bread, grassy hops, and some spice. It tastes kind of like fruit juice actually. The aftertaste is cherry and seems to linger for awhile. Light to medium in body, it has a slick texture, and has an average level in carbonation. I find this very easy to drink. It goes down well. This one is different with what it offers. I’d get it again.
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
this is an esb? you’ve got to be kidding me. hey, floyds, stop tinkering with classic beer styles. this beer makes no sense.
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really just a stunning ESB. Nose is malty, rich, a little hops note, and very enticing. Pours a "dirty" amber, on the darker side, with orange tinge and nice very light tan head. Flavor is a moment of malty sweetness followed by a rush of dryer hoppiness, Very well constructed, tasty, and drinkable.