Syzzer (647) - Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2013 bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I thought this was a wonderful beer. Deep Amber in color with a off-white dense nitro head. Caramel/malty nose. Nice maltly start with a silky mouthfeel. Bitterness comes in nicely and finished string. Its not one of those hit you in the face bitterness. Very well balanced. My favorite beer from BJ's. I just wish it was not a seasonal.
Full disclosure- I am not a big ESB fan. That said, this ESB was a big meh. Light in flavor, mostly detecting bitterness w/o Hop character. Light yellow color jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2008
A pretty forgettabe ESB, definitely mediocre and inoffensive. I’m not crazy about ESB’s in general, so I downed it pretty quick and moved on to the rest of my tasting flight. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 11/08/1997rmussman (1701) - California, USA - APR 5, 2007
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
Aroma: sweet malty hop aroma,
Flavor: light malt flavor, low hop bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 2/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
One of the special brews at the brew house in cupertino. Pours very nicely with a decent head on it. It has a fair hoppy aroma. Flavor is strong, which was expected. Strength of the hops could have been better. Overall this was a good beer and one of the betters i have had at BJs. undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2007
sample in boulder. This one did have a nice taste to it, but that is comparing to the other samples I had.
fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2007
Draught at the brewpub, Plano TX, as Dock ESB, brewed on Fuller’s premisesomhper (25105) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
Hazy red-amber color. Malty brew (most of all the flavor), medium bitterness; far away from the original ESB, but enjoyable.
Draught at BJ’s, Burbank (CA). Clear nut brown. Neutral aroma. Dry with clean mouthfeel and light body. There’s some cardboardy malt flavour and mustard-like hop notes. Spicy, medium intense bitterness dominate the finish. Not a convincing ESB. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Tap. Had a good hop aroma to it. Copper colored body small head. Had a good citrus flavor that wasn’t too bitter for me so that was nice. Good beer. turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Draught. Red amber with a smallish head and lacing.
Hops and citrus aroma and flavor like a good IPA.
Fruity, hops finish. trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
It says "Seasonal: Winter" but they were serving it this week in July. Good-looking orange-gold beer with no head. Citrus and hop taste with a dry finish. Decent beer.