webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like ESBs.. no problem. and Bill is a good brewer... I just wasn’t wowed by the beer. It was good, pleasant, and had above average malt flavor. Actually, it was hopped more than I would care for, but it would be the beer I’d pick if I was to stick there for an evening.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly hazy standard ESB. A bit of the more bitter side but that is exactly what I would expect. Pleasant and enjoyable.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on hand pump-pours an off white head that laces and hazy copper color. Aroma is medium malt, earthy/funky. Taste is medium malt, earthy/funky, some caramel/toffee and single malt whisky notes, English hops bitterness.
3fourths (8345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5oz glass at the brewery. Clear rusty colored body with a white head. Corse, bready, toasty scent, but surprisingly it doesn’t taste like bread at all... it’s corase for sure, grainy and sharp, but it reminds me more of a brown ale with some moderately corase grains and some slightly aggressive hops. A strange beer, I’m afraid I don’t get the ESB in this one.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lost and then re-found notes from Jan/Feb of 2007. Copper, clear with a nice fine particled draft head. The aroma is lightly dusty sweet caramel. The flavor is just what you would expect with an aroma like this. Ok stuff.
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(cask) Lightly hazed amber body topped with beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, floral, light wood, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, floral, some earthy, perfume. Smooth light-medium body.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled this one on draught at the brewpub in Leesburg, VA. Pours to a slightly hazy, copper color, with a thick, creamy, white head, and a soft to moderate about of carbonation. The nose on this one is very nice, with some good herbal and flowery hop aromas, paired with some good toffee, and sweet malt. The palte is firm, with good sweet malt and toffee flavor, paired with a nice under tone of estery fruit. This beer finishes with more good toffee and carmel malt flavor, with more fruity esters, then ends with a mild herbal hop bite that takes the malty/fruity edge off this beer. A nice pint of ale, and a good session brew. Lots of flavor, yet very drinkable, and very food friendly. This one was a fantastic match with the Vintage burger, cooked medium rare, with blue cheese, bacon, and some hand cut fries.
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap: An almost Belgian type of flavor to it. Other than that, it was fairly unremarkable and unmemorable.
hopscotch (9858) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Murky caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Herbal, earthy nose. The flavor releases subtle notes of grain with light sweetness and a hint of pungency. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. Finishes crisp and fairly clean.