joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
Slightly hazy red-copper w/ finger of beige foam. Very citrusy, piny nose w/ malt background. Medium body. Good clean malt & fresh hoppy flavour. Not overstated but quite good. Cobra (1100) - - JUN 6, 2003
12 oz. bottle. Poured out a darker shade of a hazy copper color. Cloudy appearance to it. Smells of caramel, hops, and malts. Actually smells just like Bigfoot ale. Tastes very smooth, with a nice malt beginning to it. Has that classic Centennial hops bite to it as well. Finishes smooth, with a caramel aftertaste to it. A pretty good beer, all in all. edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2003
4/13/03: bottle. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 13, 2003
medium amber-brown color. honey nose. pretty active with honey and malt flavors.
Quite malty and more bitter than an English Bitter. More like a US amber ale. Plenty of malt, but they get lost behind the hop assault. Why do I buy these beers? bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2003
Poured a red body with a white head that quickly diminshes. No lacing.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Very hoppy aroma with an underwhelming malt presence.
'Biscuit-like' quality is there in the flavor with an almost IPA level hoppiness. Very strange combination of color, malt and hops that comes together nicely.
A bit of a chalky mouthfeel.
Good flavor, very hoppy for a good ESB representation. Sweet for a red, better than red ale. blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2003
sweet, very drinkable esb. the mild fruit flavor added a nice touch. not sure i've every had red esb... but i might consider another CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2002
Deep copper colored with significant floral hop and malt tones in the aroma. Thick malt flavor contributes to a caramely full body that finishes with mellow, not overly-assertive hop bitterness. A fine ESB. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Aroma is fairly malty, with some caramel and dark fruit notes. More malty than most called ESB. Bready flavors dominating and framed by dark fruit malts. Pleasant and well made. Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2002
A nice ESB. ..................................................