ghunte02 (29) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
bready malty aroma. bananas too. deep, cloudy brown collor. thin lightly fizzy mouthfeel. mildly bitter finish w/ a little alcohol i thinks- nice but not outstanding
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very light haze tag along to the auburn color. Decent retentive head and lots of lacing. Nose of metallic musky hops and a bit of acidulated malt and some various stale melanoidins. The flavor is tart with some spoiled hop and very unbalanced malt body. This just really doesn’t do it for me. Harsh insect taste on the finish. Maybe this is one of those cases where the brewer excels at only a certain range of styles.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This ESB has kind of "hey, I’m a friendly little bitter" smell. Slight malts in the aroma. The taste is fairly similar, a decent belt of malts, a kiss of hops. A pretty solid ESB for throwing around I think.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Non-offensive, and easy to drink. It may not be great, but it doesn’t aspire to greatness either. Easy to enjoy on a summer afternoon, its a decent bottle to have in hand.
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes of sticky sweet malts with some hop bitterness at the end. It has a very unpleasent chewy aftertaste. I am not a big fan of this beer.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a deep orange in color with a nice white head. Malty and caramel aroma. Sweet malty caramel flavor. Finish is malty. Drinkable beer. Medium bodied. Decent.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into Maredsous glass holds a nice, tight white head. Aroma is malt and caramel with some doughiness. Taste is sweeter than I like biut the lively of it actually cuts through making it drinkable. A decrnt American ESB.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle Pours a deep amber with an off white head which is fizzy and lasting, good lacing. Aroma is of bread and citrus. Taste is a smooth mild light bitter. Light body and lively. This is a very good beer. A little mild but still very good.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
A very mild yeasty smell can be detected. Copper in color with only a smidgen of a head. The taste is slightly bitter and is similar to stale sourdough.
alobar (2620) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean white head. Reddish-amber color. Some malts and hops in the aroma. Taste is sweet (caramel) and bitter (hops). A good beer for a social occasion.