jcr (2719) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Draft. Light amber body with an off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, dusty hops, bread. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Forgettable. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours copper orange with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, bread and grains. Flavor was malty & bready with caramel, toffee, grains and some light fruit. ordybill (1799) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has an aroma of malt, yeast and hops. Not bad
Appearance- Pours a copper color with a small white head.
Taste- Bitter with a citrus bite, not that enjoyable
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- An average ESB. The artwork on the can is the best part of this beer. tillmac62 (740) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2015
Slightly cloudy medium amber pour that is a brownish orange. Outstanding head volume and retention, fair lacing.
Medium intensity nose that has a slight biscuit sweetness, a touch of citrus (orange) and a hint of EKG.
Medium bodied with a very smooth texture. Poorly carbonated with no effervescence.
The flavor profile is unique, and not in a way that supports the style. It begins with a weak flavor that is similar to an orange citrus tea, but is not quite pleasant. This flavor permeates throughout the tasting experience. The middle typically expresses bitterness, but this brew delivers only a hint. The finish is a continued lingering of the initial odd flavor. I’ve had many ESBs over the years and home brewed with EKG as well. This beer is a poor example of the style and use of EKG hops. lladnar (4) - Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
Poured from a can. Copper color with a thin off white head. Aroma: bready, malty, carmel and a bit of citrus tartness. Taste like it smells. Dry finish with a bit of a tart aftertaste. This was my first ESB so I don’t have anything to compare it with but I thought it was good and will definitely buy it again.
snoworsummer (5746) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Can. Tastes like bready cereal malt, straw, caramel, corn. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like nutty, buttery caramel, toasted grains, straw. sonnycheeba (6126) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Can. Pours copper with off-white head. Aroma is bready and caramel, light toast, floral and grassy hops, light citrus, and faint pear. Flavor is dry malts, light bitterness, and faint apple and pear esters. Light/medium body and medium carbonation. Panzuriel (2302) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
13 Rebels ESB is a slightly hazy honey golden brew with barely any head. Nose is an almost wine like bouquet of fruit varietals and maybe a touch of sweetness. Taste is initially dry but cloyingly sweet on the back end. a touch of bitters. an interesting beer. a bit of a lively body. ronaldtheriot (1951) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 23, 2014
French Broad 13 Rebels ESB has a fairly thick cream colored head with heavy lacing and a murky, bubbly, orange appearance. The aroma is of toffee, light fruits, English hop resin, a slight nut, and citrus acidity. Taste is of all that, with mild bitterness, sweet bread dough, and a grass or weed note. Mouthfeel is medium, and French Broad 13 Rebels ESB finishes fairly crisp and odd. It’s one that the drinker would really have to try to appreciate, because it’s difficult to describe. RJT rosenbergh (11578) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Draught at the Barley's, Asheville, NC.
Clear deep golden colour with a tiny white head.
Nutty dry, sugary sweet, syrupy sweet and malty aroma. Nutty dryness, syrupy sweetness, mild hops and hops in the flavour. Decent.
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