chinchill (3996) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub in Grants Pass OR.
Pour was clear medium amber with little visible carbonation, a decent head and sticky patterns of lacing.
Aroma: intersting complex aroma is more fruity than expected.
Flavor: off style, as if WR vaguely followed an ESB recipe using fruity American hoops and no European malts. Alo rather odd and somewhat unappealing.
Feel: medium carbonation with a medim-light body. Slightly dry.
O: Americanized version of the style.
oregontarheel (45) - - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
IBU 50. Dark copper in color. Malty, Hoppy and bitter. Medium bodied. London style bitter. Not a disappointing beer but short of great.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice ESB. I’m becoming fond of this style. This one has a good malty backbone -- well balanced with bitterness. Solid B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from the brewery - Discovered this place on a drive back from California. Definite caramel aroma, like the kind you smother on a caramel apple. Pours amber with little head. Easy beer to drink. I still think ESB is an underrated category. Make more!
riversideAK (6055) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is rather sweet and fruity with notes of caramel, toffee, and light orangey notes. Light peppery hops as well. Pours dark amber, hazy with little head. THe flavor starts off sweet and malty with good caramel, toffee, and toast followed by peppery earthy hops. Somewhat fruity, easy to drink, smooth carbonation.
dwyerpg (5430) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good, slightly sweet fruity aroma. This is pretty good. Some fruitiness up ront with a good hop bite later. I found that the two beers I had in bottle almost seem better than those on tap--perhaps time to clean the lines?
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Wild River Brewing and Pizza Company, Medford, OR. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
hayduke (4484) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz bottle purchased from the brewpub in Grants Pass, Oregon. This poured the color of ice tea, with almost no head and no lacing of any kind. Nose of caramel malts and citrus hops. Very light mouthfeel, similar to water. Flavor is malty with some fruit. Slightly bitter finish with some odd notes.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from jake65 - thanks, Jake! Kind of a big body and nose for an ESB, but maybe that’s because it’s not a prominent style in the US these days. At any rate, nice bouquet with some floral aromas and hop crispness. But what really stands out is a sweet (in many ways too sweet, heavy on the vanilla) malt flavors. It’s a bit too one-dimensional, but not bad.
jake65 (3316) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Copperish amber pour with a large white head that dissapated quickly. Sort of a sweet and floral nose, followed by a fruity/citrus and floral dominated hops. Some sweet malt and caramel like flavors as well. Very good. Thanks again Leah!