argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear apple juice body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemongrass, light honey. Taste is medium sweet, honey, lemongrass, not much else. Light-medium body, some crispness. Perhaps this deserves a new entry, as the description (and earlier ratings) do not match my experience.
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours red with thin white head. aroma is full of caramel and biscuity malt with some grassy hops. Taste up front is a bit lemony, grassy, earthy leading into some caramel and biscuit/bread malt with a fairly dry and bitter finish. Average ESB, nice and drinkable.
deyholla (8335) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap the the brewpub. Poured a clear amber orange with an off-white head that dissipated to the edges and laced slightly. Aroma consisted of notes of caramel and sweet grain with a slight biscuit and undertone of light pine. Flavor started with biscuit and caramel and had a bit of pine coming out in the finish.
BVery (8056) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. My 700th rating from MN brewers! Clear light amber pour with white head. Toffee and earthy hops. Slightly sweet. Good.
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. An amber beer with a sticky top. Malty with a bit of earthy, ruddy hop. Clean and well balanced. A good ’everday’ ale well suited for long days of drinking. (#5707, 8/31/2014)
JK (5025) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has the fruit aroma of an ipa. Light red color, small head. It was served too cold and had little flavor. As it warmed there was was bitter hops, and some taste of bread in the finish. A session beer. good.
badgerben (4629) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with a mild malt aroma. The taste is very well balanced with hops and malt. A strong wood note permeates the brew. Not a fall-to-your-knees bitter, but a fine one all the same.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Bright medium copper, massive caramel nose; sweet, lightly oaky front, bit of vanilla in the middle, dryish finish, delicately soft body...some nice cherry-whiskey late. Rather impressive.
nickd717 (3671) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Clear deep amber in color with an off-white head. Big malty notes on the aroma, nutty with caramel. The flavor is very nutty and restrained on the hops. Caramel and toffee with leafy flavors. Medium-bodied and smooth on the mouthfeel. An excellent example of the style, even if it tends more toward an amber ale.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Thanks Chuck. The beer pours to a ruddy copper body with a thin white head. The aroma is grassy silage. The flavor is sweet cookies, caramel, nice spicy/peppery hops. The palate is nicely textured, medium-bodied, smooth. A great ESB.