Dogbrick (7248) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to dberger624 for this fine ESB. This one has all of the good attributes any decent ESB should have. Pours a rich amber color with a somewhat foamy off-white head. Thin lacing. Sharp hops aroma. Nicely austere flavor that is both crisp and gratifying. Bitterness is not too harsh but it is definitely there. More complex that a lot of ESBs and I appreciated that.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this from hand pump at their XMas party. Was more hoppy thn when I had it before, thatís a good thing. Nice solid bitter.
rcarroll2 (28) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great ESB, very complex with a nice balance of bitter & fruity flavors, excellent head that remained throughout, with a nicely hopped finish
sockeye (4) - USA - NOV 18, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer in the style of an English bitter. Have had hand-drawn cask conditioned batches that seem to be a bit hit-or-miss. Maybe the beer engines havenít been kept clean at some of the Philly bars where Iíve had sour-tasting Yardís. In a bottle, itís consistently a fine, fresh, beer with a nice balance of bitter and fruity flavors with a nice malty finish.
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2002
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I donít know if it was because
it was a cold rainy night in Philly
but I just love the taste of
this hand pumped beer.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff is wicked. Beatiful color, bottle conditioned, very tasty. When I poured it, the sediment on the bottom poured out in a thick clump and plopped into the bottom of my glass. It looked like a hairball. Totally sweet, dude. Rich, hoppy (but not overly), and altogether one of the best bitters Iíve had in a while. Quite complex.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this was a great beer. Yards claims that some of their beers are bitter but I dont taste it. This Ale was absolutly wonderful. Yards kicking ass again!
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was ok, not great and no where near bad. I will drink if offered but donít think I will buy it much.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
CASK: Average amber appearance w/ no head. Had an interesting aroma w/ hints of mango in it. The taste was lightly hoppy w/ a rosie/flowery backblow. Definite hints of mango in it.