biirusaikou (2585) - - JAN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Toffee and grassy hops with a mild bitter edge, not much else, fairly simple and boring. Another of their classic European recipes.
Derek881 (1253) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed a pint of this beer on tap at the Vermont Pub in Burlington. The beer had a cloudy full amber-orange color with an average-sized foamy white head with modest retention, cling and lacing. Its aroma had a strong grainy bitter effect with some earthy and citrus notes and a bit of yeast and a touch of malt. It was a strongly bitter grainy beer with some pine and earthy flavors as well, and a slight sour effect. The beer was somewhat wet and filling with average carbonation and a thicker mouthfeel.
Bulk_Carrier (3864) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a glossy hazy orange with a slight transparency running about it. Slim white bar pour’s kind of head coats the top.
The smell had that sweet ESB-ish apple I normally associate with the style with an undercarriage of glazed of caramel malts to balance nicely.
The taste was there enveloping the prior flavors to balance. There’s barely any aftertaste nor finish but that’s okay given it’s an ESB.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs smooth to give off a nice creamy texture typically associated with the style.
Overall, as an ESB it works and I wouldn’t mind having again with some fish n’chips.
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask, 16oz glass, at brewpub
Aroma: subtle hops
Appearance: amber, off white head, much lacing
Taste: light bitter
Palate: medium body, soft carbonation
Overall: A pretty good ESB. Very soft mouthfeel. Well balanced. Not too hoppy or bitter. Good beer to pair with food.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New England Bucket List Trip #130. Keg at the brewpub. Pours a clear copper with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt, dark fruits. The taste is toffee, toasted malt, caramel, dark fruits. Medium bodied, well balanced, refreshing.
Braudog (6377) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at the brewpub. Rusty copper. Started with quite the "homebrew" impression, tasting like too much extract. But it does settle a little and becomes passable, but still mostly caramel syrup. (#8508, 10/9/2014)
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
burnt orange appearance. Minimal aroma. not a lot going on. Cream and some rhubarb acidity, sticky toothpaste weirdness with a lot of birch wood and some tobacco.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5292-20130428] Tap. Mild grain aroma. Slightly hazy, golden amber body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Bitter old leaf flavour has a lingering grainy aftertaste. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(@ brewpub, Burlington, VT)
Ed5388 (3223) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the brew pub. Pours a clear golden amber color with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of grain, citrus, and Belgian spice. Taste is sour citrus, caramel, and a light grassy hop bitterness.
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy caramel pour. Not much aroma. Caramel malt backbone and mild bitter hoppiness.