ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015 coachd (899) - Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells bready, malty, a little weak. Dark copper color with an enormous white head. Tastes hoppy like a pale ale without the bitter aftertaste. Good slick palate. Enjoyable, not bitter like the title suggests.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass.
Aroma- Malt, grain and bread. not bad
Appearance- This is an amber colored beer with a large off-white head.
Taste- The flavor is grain and hops with a little malt tossed in.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has an oily texture.
Overall- A real good ESB, if that is a style that you like you should give this a try.
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2015
New England Bucket List Trip Beer #254. 12 ounce bottle from State Line. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a large foamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of floral hops and toasted malt. The taste is caramel, toffee, toasted malts, herbal and floral hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
12 oz bottle. Hazy gold with an average off-white head. Aroma is of malt, biscuit, honey, and herbal hops. Taste is of biscuit, toast, grain, dried leaves, and herbal hops. Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2014 This strikes me as rather American in hop character for a beer billed as an ESB--not that that is a bad thing one way or the other. This is a cloudy orange brew. Its head is short lived and leaves a nice lattice of lacing as it dissipates. The nose here is pretty mild w/ some nutty malt layered underneath lemon zest and floral notes from the hops. This is a medium to full bodied beer w/ a touch of sweetness and mild carbonation which seems to suit the style. Overall, this is a real nice beer. I got it in a mixed twelve two months before it’s expiration date which unfortunately means it is probably quite old so kudos to Boulevard for good bottling practices because this was still good. hayduke (5619) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Poured a cloudy gold with a white head and good lacing. Nose of malts and floral hops. Medium bod. Flavor is some light fruit and grass. Light bitter finish. Decent.
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. The look is cloudy, fizzy off white head, and pumpkin rind colored. The smell is malt, noble hops, fir, florals, perfume, delicate. The taste is malt, wood chips, some bitterness, crisp, woody hops. swanmann (777) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Clear golden orange color with orange-hued tan head. Lemony, astringent aroma. The flavor is pretty much the same, with a touch of caramel and grainy toastyness. Medium to thin body. Not as intense as other ESB’s. dlihcsnatas (766) - Temple, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Hazy golden brew that has little head that dies out fast. Smells of herbal tea. Taste is pretty good. Has a slight maltiness with enough hops to give it a slight hop bite to it. Bitter but without going overboard. Easy drinking brew that could be a chug beer. Whole lot better than that other Tasting Room sink pour brew that came in this sampler. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
The color of this beer is a slightly hazy orange with a small white head that fades quickly, and the aroma blends earthy hops and toasted caramel malts. The taste is mildly bitter and slightly sour with an aftertaste that’s more malty than hoppy. The palate has a slick texture, medium-light body, and soft carbonation scoth (690) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Pours clear amber with a medium white head, good retention, fine lacing. Aromas of biscuit, orange, caramel, hay, earth. Medium-light body, smooth, crisp. Mildly sweet, medium bitter, with a light lingering bitter finish. Enjoyable.