RhetoricalAns (973) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015 GregClow (3403) - Toronto, Ontario, - NOV 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mill Street Brewpub. Slightly hazy dark amber-orange with a moderate off-white head. Very interesting aroma - earthy and fruity, with some notes of wet leaves and dung - I know, it doesn’t sound very appealing, but it really works. Flavour is very fresh, with notes of grain, bread, and a moderately bitter/dry finish. Solid, flavourful, well-balanced - damn good!
Draft. copper pour thin creamy off white head. Plenty of residue on the glass. earthy hop aroma, old carmel malt. Taste is nice light malt up front. Some lemon. decent bitter English hop finish. Good bitter, on the low end of strength for on ESB though for sure in terms of robust flavour. cfrancis (3854) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Run of the mill ESB. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel malts and small noble hops. Taste is sweet caramel and earthy malts with a small hop bitterness finishes it out. fiulijn (22846) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Draught at the brewpubczar (10209) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
Amber color, creamy head. The aroma is a bit dusty. Dry caramel flavor, dusty too, and with too much roastiness; relatively strong bitterness.
More an anonymous American Amber than a ESB.
cask days @ beau’s oktoberfest, 2012. cloudy amber pour with small white cap. fruits, sulphur (?), some citrus, spices. citrusy yet unbalanced finish. light body. disappointed. VT (2525) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
Cask at Vankleek Hill’s/Beau’s Oktoberfest. Dark orange, almost opaque. Short lasting white head. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, cereals, biscuit. Some English hops, light herb and earth. Somewhat long lasting bitterness. Light bodied, watery. I’ve had better.
BreWedge (620) - goose bay, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
On tap @ Mill Street TO Pearson. Pours a very light brown bordering gold with a thin head. Aroma was hard to discern. Taste is roasty malts, some biscuit, and some bitter hops. Mouthfeel is a mild bite from the hops with a short finish. patricks110 (2897) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
Very bland overall. Pours out a beautiful light brown in the body with a thin beige head that dies quickly. Big carbonation lingers for a long time. The nose is sweet and lightly spiced with hints of lemon and big grainy malts. Hints of honey and light skunk with no chocolate but and off fruity flavor. Overall a light astringecy on the finish, but not much at all going on mnurda (1341) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
On tap at the brewery. My favourite of the sample tray. Great hops carbonation etc...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone WheatKing (1352) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - APR 25, 2012
A keeper! I think I’ve been a little tough on these guys, but I always respect what they’re doing and here’s a good example that shows they know how to make great beer. Marris Otter shining through in this beautiful blend; if I bought this on tap in an English village I’d be pleased, it’s what a fine and dandy ESB should be. Surprised this isn’t one of their highest rated brews. kevinsenn (2474) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
On tap at Beertown (Hespeler). Dark amber and clear. Mild caramel and English hops aroma. Taste is toasty, slightly roasty, caramel, and nutty. There’s not enough hop presence for the style, and the finish is mildly bitter. There’s also a bit of "hay" towards the end, and it’s a little watery (but not too much). Carbonation seems high for the style.