hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, flowers and a little nutty. Tastes of flowers, caramel (lighter than the aroma), nuts and light toffee. The light bitter finish balances out the sweet start.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear dark copper, dense beige head, drippy lace, sweet caramel malt aroma with light earthy hops, lots of rich caramel flavor, nice sweetness that eventually dries out and leads to a light bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
DocLock (9998) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like this ESB, but I don't seek it out. It seems to lack balance, and tastes a little sour to me. It has a nice aroma, and is definitely bitter, but is not near the top of my ESB list.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear bright copper with a thin-lacing, puffy off-white head. Grainy, sweet crystal malty aroma has a touch of English hoppiness and some mustiness. Body starts with a semi-sweet, dry, grainy maltiness, a thick palate and a bittersweet hoppy finish. A decent, fairly authentic ESB. Thanks to IMtheOptimator for the bottle!
FROTHINGSLOSH (6729) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Weyerbacher has done some nice beers. ESBs are a bit hit or miss for me though. This was my first time trying this one. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet and nutty. The flavor is sour nut with a light body and a dry finish.
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!
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours hazy deep amber with some floaties, large initial off-white head and good lace. The aroma has notes of caramalized malts, bread, lemon-lime, orange zest, aromatic hops, and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts surprisingly mellow and sweet, lots of fruity character and bready background. More bitters and a zesty undertone are dominate on the finish. The feel is crisp, very lively (burp!), and dry. Slightly metallic as well. A good ESB with some character, worthy of a try. Thanks DocLock.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with an off white head. Grassy and earthy with some tea and spicy elements on the finish.
Beerman6686 (6327) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a light brown color with an off white head. Aroma was of plain malts, not too much outstanding here. Flavor was much the same, very bland and a bit watery
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured an orange amber color with a small quickly diminishing off white head. Malty, vanilla, hay and almost a strawberryish aroma. There is also hay in the taste, wierd. Also some malt and a slightly bitter hop taste as well as some orange peel. I don't know why hay was all over this one?