onceblind (10864) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2010
On tap @ Avery Brewery. Pours a rich yellow-copper with a bit of head that leaves a little on top of the beer through most of the drink. Smells like hops and bread, but the smells are faint and hard to pick up on. Taste is very balanced, like an IPA with plenty of maltiness to take the edge off. Medium bodied, so the flavors are as hard to pick up on as the smell, but what I could get was floral hops, bread, and a wee hint of citrus. tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off.
good floral hop flavors. robinvboyer (4811) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
malty, bread nose, and some nuttiness. slight hops, but nothing really. Light caramel, and thin metallic finish. Thin body, and really nohting to write home about. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Poured into a pint glass.
A: Copper with quickly vanishing head and no lacing.
S: Grains, earthy, hops predominate. Quite pleasant.
T: Really crispy with a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Some astringency mixed with graininess.
M: Carbonation is exciting, but it leaves me with a strange sensation that is similar to heartburn.
D: Nice overall brew that doesn’t get old.
Serving type: bottle
BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour with a wispy white head. Nose is mostly bread with slight pine. Nice pine hop flavor with citrus, yeast, and a dry hoppy finish (but malt balanced). Noticeable carbonation. Good beer.
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
A: cloudy amber with very little white lacing.
T: slightly sweet, malty with very little hop flavor.
P: smooth with a well carbonated finish. Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slighly hazy pumpkin orange color with a small beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, slight citrus, and pine. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, and butter. Finish is roasty malt and some bitter pine. Pretty smooth and easy-drinking. Good. Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - MAY 16, 2010
12 Oz. Pours a hazed goldish copper with medium head that sticks to the side making good lacing. Aroma of bready or hay malts and herbal grassy hops. Flavor is really nice in this beer an escalating bitterness smooths into a calm sweeting from the malts. Finish is light and crisp with a nice bitter tone that clings to the palate. Overall a very decent easy drinking beer. keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - MAY 9, 2010
NOT bitter AT ALL. I’m not sure why they call this an ESB. However, the beer is good. Tastes like 50/50 pale ale and wheat beer. Light and very drinkable. jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Very light beer. Cloudy amberish pour. Nose and taste of citrus, flowers and light malts. Rated 4/16/03