apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fairly pale orange/dark golden body with a dainty white head. Not much aroma at all, just slight essence of generic malts with no hops at all. The flavor is hard for me to take: very watery, yet jolting bitterness. Hardly a well-balanced beer at all. Some crispness in the finish, but also an unpleasant metallic taste
notalush (5625) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy copper with foamy lace - mild, dry, slightly hopped aroma - has a kind of "yeast from a pouch" homebrew taste to it - dry to start and to finish, with a strangely sweet, fruity middle - not too good.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a mild aroma, some malt, feint hops. Pours a light brown. Has a dry flavor, slight maltiness, then dry almost metalic finish.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this beer was very dry and bitter. A little to much so. I think this might have been a decent ESB but it wasn’t very easy to drink. I’ll pass next time
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is probably one of my least favorite of their beers because there is not much of a punch, just a crisp balanced beer which is appealing but not bitter enough for me. I don’t really like that bready flavor too much either but don’t hate the beer.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a nice find, I don’t like bitters but this one was a litte lighter in the bitter category. Pours amber with an off white head. The aroma is full of fruity hops. This flows into the flavor nicely whic is bitter as an ESB should be but not overdone.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer pours very attractive light amber color with a totally retained off white head. Aroma is kinda under-whelming. Pretty bland flavor also. Not one of the better ESB, IMO. Thanks Andre’.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Fruit gumdrops aroma plus slight factory lagery aroma. Nice amber with right size beige tufty head. Very ’central’ ale flavor’, very full, meaty, smoky, pubby in the mouth. Would make a nice session beer. Head incidentally tastes light, spicy, and quite pleasant which I rarely notice but did attend to here. Good lightly bitter hops. Rather fruity. The factory lager thing in the aroma comes back in the aftertaste of some mild corn.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark honey, moderate off-white foamy head, settles quickly leaving slight lacing. Fairly sweet malty nose, slight mash, a bit of wheat toast and pale fruit skin. Fruity/malty start on this one, also kinda grainy. Lacks any real sort of bitterness. Comes across as more of an Amber than an ESB as the bitterness is fairly low, and the maltiness is set higher than your average ESB. Malty ESB, weak Amber, take your pick.   Body and mouthfeel are average. Quick finish, fairly clean, in fact, very quick finish. Only lingering sweet & sour malt notes, slight bruised apple/pear. No real bitterness to left to linger as the bitterness is too subtle Average. Would make a great pizza beer tho. Thanks to northerntimber and kramer17801 for each sending me a bottle!
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of sweet. Kind of tart. Like apples or pears. Mmm. Apples and pears. Somewhat drying towards the end. Carbonated mouthfeel. Yummy yum yum.