Bill Becker (2050) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017 prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I may need to re-rate this with a bottle that hasn’t been jostled. It was almost impossible to pour, was foamy. Despite this there was little aroma, and the light flavor was good, although I thought I tasted a lot of alcohol. Will give this one another chance though, because I think it’s sessionable.
From Sep 2007
From my notes of July 30, 2007 at Old Chicago on S Colorado Blvd, Denver.
It poured from 12oz bottle a clear medium gold with a small head of foam that shrinks quickly to just a ring around the glass.
The smell had some hoppy notes as well as some malt.
The taste is balanced to a Tee. The initial flavour was grassy but then some grain and the malt moved in almost immediately to make for some very good balance and smoothness. The finish is dry and crisp and there was a long and pleasing aftertaste. I liked it a lot. rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
12oz bottle, bright amber color, with an off-white head, mild grainy toasted, caramel, pale malty, nutty nose, with a toasted bread crumb, subtle toffee, fruity yeast accent, with a light floral citrus hop note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet toasted, caramel, bread, pale malty, flowery citrus, leafy, grassy hop character, with some faint cedary, lemon rind, lemon pie crust, lemon tea leaf flavours, leading towards a toasted, caramel, bread maltiness,lingering citrus, leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish. Not bad for a very old bottle! slowrunner77 (13368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"i think mine had some age on it, so the aroma and flavor were somewhat dull and a bit musty. the hops create some bitterness and little else, and nothing about it is fresh. not terrible, but not good, or anywhere near the top tier esbs. A bit of a disappointment."
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle gift fromSJ. I enjoyed this simple brew. A little thin in the body, but I liked the blend of brown sugar, hop and bitterness. boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Poures clear dark copper wth small white head. Aroma is malts, light spices and light hops. taste is malty and floral with some citrus , I likes it
ads135 (5232) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 20, 2013
A pretty average ESB and a below average offering from Avery. Fits the style as it is nicely balanced and very mellow. cervezalandia (25) - - OCT 22, 2012
Para ser la primera Avery que pruebo estoy un poco decepcionado.Es una buena cerveza,una bitter esb con mas lupulo de la habitual,buena crema y densidad aunque hay opciones mejores. GuilTTy (2264) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine and More in Cherry Hill, NJ. Clear deep amber supporting a thin light tan head. Lightly biscuity, malty, nutty aroma. Quick citrus note up front then plenty of toasted malt, biscuits and cereal. Surprisingly full mouthfeel and a very dry finish. Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Aroma of caramel with granite and metal. Hazed amber, not heady. Off-bitter flavor that’s also a bit starchy. Feels heavier at first than on finish, where it dries out. A hill rather than a mountain. redpooba (411) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Solid flavor notes that go well with a great meal. Not overpowering but definitely attractive.