TheHOFF43 (2047) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bent Paddle does it again. Pours a hazy amber with cool spotted head. Lots of citrus on the nose, nice malt backbone, could slay a 6er of this no problem..
Nsanders (1092) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Chestnut color with suspended particles and a quickly dissipating head. Roasted malt, toasted multigrain bread, mineral water and floral aromas. Malty flavor with a long leafy bitter aftertaste. Fizzy feel.
vandc01 (380) - North Branch, USA - JAN 12, 2017
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 can poured at home.
Exactly as advertised - it is an ESB. Very crisp and easy to drink.
Ronritter (330) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can pours amber with off white head aroma of slight hops flavor is a malt , toffee, hops trio.
gopherfan99 (1555) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (on nitro); pours clear amber with an off white head; aroma of malt, citrus, and a hint of pine; taste is slightly sweet with toffee, toasted malt, citrus, and some pine notes; finish is light bitter
commonmac (1137) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Butcher and the Boar with a good crew including special appearances by commonshawn and samadouche. Bumped pint glass. Quarter finger white head. Copper/amber color. Aroma reminds me of an English tea. Maybe a mild hop characteristic. Taste has a mild bitterness to it with a healthy dose of caramel and malt. Herbal tea quality. Pleasant bitterness working throughout and comes into play towards the end. It’s not my favorite but probably still a warmer temp than 14 degrees.
Andrew196 (1668) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a redish copper with a healthy light beige head. Aroma is earthy with a nice hoppy shell. Very well balanced, some caramel and tobacco in there with a bitter hop edge.
obguthr (6006) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Pine and caramel nose. Clear tea, medium tan head, some lacing. Pine and grass, with subtle caramel hints. Light body, soft carbonation. Nice balance
northropfrye (3386) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks CV for this. Amber body. citrus and pine aroma. Quite nice. Semi bitter taste. Well balanced. Nice flavourful esb. Impressive.
superspak (5113) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 11/8/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon, orange, light pine, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and light yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon, orange, light pine, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, floral. grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/piney/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon, orange, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and light yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Americanized ESB style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and light yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. This had a great balance between English and American hop flavors; and still fit the base style extremely well. A very enjoyable offering.
ljthiessen (1210) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro at Acadia in Minneapolis. A decent ESB, light caramel and biscuit notes. Not sure how much of this was the nitro, but was very light bodied, almost watery.