tmalaher (110) - Calgary, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled this at 5th annual East Kootenay Fairmont beer festival 2016. Not overly Hoppy but a nice ESB
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Tin Whistle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out bready malt and floral English hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with bitter floral English hops and biscuity malt. Very floral on the finish. Not overly refined. Meh.
Lagerboy (1880) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Clear duller orange copper, off-white fading foam. Citric caramel malty aroma. Taste is moderately bitter, quite citrusy, leaner c-malt, slightly floral and herbal. Average carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
CapFlu (5100) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Liquor Plus (Douglas). Iím proud to say that I got Liquor Plus to bring this ESB in to Victoria. I tried it a few years back at the brewery and was very impressed, it could be one of the best bitters (when fresh) in the province. Pours a large, frothy white head atop a amber body. Good carbonation. Nose is biting with bitter hops and the flavour is well balanced between the hops and malt with bitterness through the finish. A real gem that should be sought after.
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a good North American style ESB. I use the geographical adjective because honestly Iíve yet to have a North American ESB anything similar to an English ESB, the hops take a much larger role here and instead of a berry finish you get a hollow hop pound here, but I like both styles, and this is a good version of what you get here. ie Caramelized citrus.
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Central City Liquor Store, Surrey
Hazy golden color, small head. Aroma of malt, caramel and some vegetables. Caramel flavor, mild, with a hint of cabbage and vegetables again, luckily quite low; correct bitterness.
Not bad, but with minor flaws.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle purchased from the Tin Whistle Brewery in Pentiction, BC on 07/01/2012. Colour: Medium brown with white creamy head. Nose: Dominant toffee malt and cinnamon spiced hops, in fact smells like a hot fresh cinnamon bun. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour. German Backerei fresh roll, burnt-bitter hops mid, toast and jam late. Borderline too sweet for what it is, but still quite drinkable.
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet, malty, bready aroma with a touch of fruit. Initially the flavors replicate the nose, and then some bitterness emerges. Lots of malt present - caramel and bread - and I find those flavors take over. Especially in the finish. Poor.
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head that has decent retention and leaves some thin spotty lacing. Aroma is cereal grains with some floral and citrus notes. Taste is light malty sweet with a bold citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body and pleasing carbonation for a nice tingle on the palate. Very well done English style bitter.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a cloudy but well-carbonated coppery orange colour, with a smallish, foamy white head. Not much nose with this one, maybe a little hop but it was hard to detect. Taste was pretty good, lots of hopped bitterness, one of the best ESBís Iíve had in some time. Mouthfeel was not spectacular but Iíd drink this again anytime.