scottyshades (126) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the brewery
A: Pours a transparent copper color with a medium-sized white cap. Retention is decent
S: Soft pale malts give a light toasty note, hops give lots of earthy and spicy notes. Well balanced, and definitely English
T: The low carbonation + the cask makes this really English. Subtle hops and malts are nicely balanced. Hops are spicy, earthy, slightly citrusy. Malts are light, slightly bready, and balance well
MF/D: Carbonation is low, body is medium for the style. Finish is of spicy hops
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on cask at Zenos in State College PA this beer poured a dark orange color with a small tan head that faded quickly and left good lacing. The aroma was faint with notes of orange and honey. The flavor was orange blossom, honey and caramel - somewhat bitter with light floral and fruity undertones. The finish was long honey, orange and caramel. Moderately full bodied. Ok.
kassner (1221) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mad Mex. I am a big fan of Victory and this beer is OK, but not great for type. Nice dark honey color, enough malt and hops but a bit off flavor, not the mouthfeel one expects with some musty notes
boxofrane (1184) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours copper with small head. Smell is minimal and taste is medium bitter. Overall solid.
Leafs93 (1379) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours darker amber with a tan head. Aroma is florals, citrus, caramel and nutty. Taste is sweet with medium bitters and a little earthy. Very refreshing and easy to drink with a crisp finish.
skmikeg (429) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange red with a off white head. Aroma is of toasted malts, dark fruit, yeast, hops, and
Lightrider (184) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a growler from Victory, ruby tan in color, hoppy malt clover with a malt finish. Very good beer.
watson1977 (2291) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear bright amber with a medium tan head. Aroma has lightly toasty malts...toffee notes...mild hoppiness. Flavor has caramel but not too sweet...nice subtlet spicy hop notes...clean and crisp. Mouthfeel is light and lively and the finish is dry and mildly hoppy. I hate giving vbc props, but this is a great esb.
badwhale (297) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a growler to a pilsner glass. Pours a nice dark yellow / amber color. For me, it was a little light on the palate, but nothing offensive. More malty than hoppy, but pretty good.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at he brewpub. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice ted copper with an off white head and plenty of lacing. Nose brings earthy, herbal, and floral hops plus a touch of caramel. The flavor adds in a tiny amount of citrus plus some mild bready notes. Floral hops prevail. Lovely feel with great bitterness levels. A really solid and fantastically drinkable beer.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 10-20-2010