BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2009
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WAjcdsmack (88) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Aroma: Nice malt aroma with a lingering of oak and hops in the nose.
Appearance: Light Brown in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Nice flavor this was smooth and silky like a ESB should with a nice oaky flavor that was light but present.
Palate: Nice Dry finish with a very good overall Mouthfeel.
Overall: A very nice beer. I would have liked more oak but this is an ESB so it should be subtle.
Love the pale 31 but this beer just didn’t do that much for me. It has some nice malt flavors and aromas but not much hop character. It may also be the oak flavor that turns me off abit, probably because most of the other oak barrel beers I have tried are higher in gravity like arrogant bastard oak. mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Pours a good clear golden orange with a nice creamy white head. Arpma has a nice bready malt sloght floral hop and some nice grains. Flavour is sweet and grainy no hops are really present. Not great but very drinkable garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 3, 2009
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Nice orange amber with a slight haze, small white head. Aroma: Sweet and malty, slightly floral and yeasty. Nice. Flavour: Floral, caramel and subtle fruitiness with slight pepper in the finish. Very enjoyable. Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3/2/09 From 22oz bottle. Aroma is almost all malt with sold roast, light caramel, very low sourness and only the lightest bit of earthy hop flora. Appearance is clear copper with a very well maintained off-white head. Flavor is dead on with the aroma, only the sweetness and roast are an even balance. Bittering is very low, and again just slight with earth. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate carb texture and light creaminess. Overall, an excellent example of the style that doesn’t incorporate the PNW hops that so often make the American examples a bastardization of the style.
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2009
smells like caramel apples. sugary smell like honey. pours cloudy brown/orange, nearly non-existent head. tastes very sweet (like honey and water), light on hops and a little fruity (can’t identify exact fruits). flavor starts strong, but drops off quickly. a tad boring. very carbonated. light and crisp mouthfeel. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a thin-moderate off-white head that lasted through two sips and left virtually no lace. Mild aroma of malt, apples, brown sugar and some faint citrus. The flavor is malt up front followed by an earthy flavor that reminded me of dead leaves in the Fall. There is also some unsweetened orange pekoe tea in the flavor. Dries out a bit towards the finish with some mild bitterness. Medium bodied. Probably not something I’d look to pick up again. Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Bready caramel malt aroma and a copper tan color with a minimal off white head. A breadt caramel malt taste with a hint of oak and tea. Medium to light bodied with a somewhat resony feel. Good for one anf then continue with something else. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a glowing dark gold/light amber with a one finger off-white head and spotty lacing. The nose is caramel malt and mild floral hops. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma… sweet malt with a very light hop finish. Medium fairly flat body. emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Poured an amber copper with a frothy light tan head. The nose was earthy, piney, on the English side, caramel malt. Flavor is erathy, corny, mildly piney and herbal on the hop end.