cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2008
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark reddish orange, something very off in the aroma to me though other wise caramely. It is dryish but has a smokey malt element. Some of the small batch craft brew bandaid taste. Long hoppy finish.
bennetporter (109) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark reddish amber from a bottle. Nothing much going on here, either in the nose or the flavor, just a kind of yeasty maltiness. Meh.
rjplumer (504) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth and malt like. Red and clear. Smooth and tasty. Full bodied and a treat to drink. Worth a try.
Bulk_Carrier (2310) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes recently found.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance had a decent looking amber to red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. There was some light lacing.
The smell had a decent roasted apple of sorts gracing between some English malts.
The taste took those flavors to town and made it semi-sweet but it really felt and tasted really like a true English ESB.
On the palate, this one sat fairly light, but tried to show a semi-medium of sorts on the body. It was fairly sessionable and had a decent carbonation running about it.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good ESB worth trying. If anything, this honestly went really well with BBQ pork. Damn, what a mighty fine day that was!
BeerFanDan17 (1022) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Interesting brew with heavy caramel notes. Pours a rich golden with a short frothy head.
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nfhcbass (3) - - NOV 11, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a red amber with nice a head. There is a strong taste at first but then balances out. The after taste feels sweet. A very tasty amber ale.
annunz123 (890) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty, nutty aroma with a little skunk. Flavor is malty and nutty and unfortunately slightly skunked, with some bittering hops in the finish. Decent but pretty standard red ale.
JulienHuxley (3543) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with thin white head. Aroma is malty, quite a bit of caramel, light oxidation notes, peppery hops. Taste is sweet, malty/caramel with a decent bitter finish. Pretty typical american amber. Decent.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep clear amber color with a thin light tan head. Aroma is vaguely roasty, sweet, somewhat nutty and bready. Flavor is much the same, with a nice pale malt sweetness, touched with a bit of roasty bittersweetness and breadiness. Body is a little thin, with moderate carbonation.
BMMillsy (1567) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beer of the month club. Pours a pretty red color with small quickly receding head. Sweet fruit aroma with lits of malt and a bit of a buttery tone. Flavor is malty sweet up front, followed by buttery floral taste, and ends with some bitter. A little metallic flavor takes away from things. Easy drinking with plenty of carbonation. Ok beer, but nothing I would seek out.
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sweet grain/corn scent, clear copper color. Taste is neutral, a bit crisp and gassy, slight bit of sweetness, spice, malt. Not bad, just plain.