Bill Becker (2008) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017 ChrisBeest (43) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Definetly top three of ESB's I've tried.....................................
From Mar 2006
Poured from bottle(room temp) a reddish gold with a large head of foam that dissipated slowly.
The smell is a sweet malt that has notes of caramel.
The taste is a very nice balance between the malt and hops..both sweet and bitter notes are there but they work so darned well together that neither one takes center stage and that's the beauty of this ESB. Yum.
Bottom line: A very solid ESB that I'll gladly drink more of and recommend.
BeerRenter76 (1055) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
This beer pours a copper color with a small ring around the top. The nose is citrusy hops, so much so its IPA like the moderate caramel malty backbone shows up after it warms. The flavor is pretty spot on with that nose, with the hops showing at first but then the bready caramel malts take over. Everything is pretty mellow, smooth with a touch of bitterness. Not a bad beer at all. slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"darker than most, with a slightly sweeter toffee/caramel thing going on before the slightly bitter finish. not bad, but not great. worth trying, especially if you’re an alaskan fan..." 6ROW (473) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Amber pour with a thin off white head, malty sweet aroma. malty taste with floral hops weihenweizen (4209) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown squat bottle poured into an English pint glass. Clear copper with small beige head. Aroma is caramel malt/light herbal hops, medium body, low carbonation, and little small-bubble lacing. Taste is caramel malt, herbal hops, some floral hops, and bitter finish.
Brentv (686) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2014
From bottle, pours a reddish amber with a big fluffy off-white head. Lots of fluffy lacing on the glass, too. Aroma is caramel and biscuit and floral hops. Taste is the same, moderately bitter, not particularly sweet, with a light bitter finish. chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
12 oz bottle consumed in Redwoods Park.
Red-amber; clear; very good tan head; excellent lacing.
Has a layered, appealing aroma that mixes sweet baked grains with herbal/floral hops.
Flavor: Given the aroma, there’s a rather bold hop note and lingering, moderately bitter aftertaste. Fruity and herbal.
Feel: Lively medium-high carbonation. Medium body.
O: bold and hoppy for style.
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Beautiful to look at in the glass. Deep rust with a frothy head. In the mouth there is decent malt, but just a tad too much hops for me. sawbuck (779) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Aroma of sweet bread, and roasted malt. Nice copper amber with a tan head. Nice sweet, caramel malt up front. Notes of roasted malt, hints of toffee, and closes with a nice dry bitterness that blends perfectly with the malty begining. Finishes smooth. Nice example. joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours slightly hazy amber with small amount of white head. Aroma is roast, toffee and caramel. Nice caramel toffee malt body with a little bit of sweet floral hops. Easy to drink and pretty good.