Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Draft at the Durham World Beer Festival. Clear gold with a small white head. Nice biscuity nose and flavor, malty, spicy hops. Solid. Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2006
On tap at Barley’s. Creamy off-white head with moderate retention on top of a caramel-colored body. It had a slightly biscuity malt aroma with some crisp hops. The flavor was nice and malty with plenty of herbal hops to back it up, especially in the finish. Very tasty! brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Nice pale gold color with good carbonation and light head. The aroma was nutty and sharp with soapy hints. Flavor was better than the aroma with nutty bitterness, very light malted grain holding it together. Mostly nutty spicy hops though. Medium dryish body. Not a bad ESB but seemed more like a pale ale. NachlamSie (3467) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2006
draught. Pours a dirty orange hue with a pretty good white head. I don’t smell a whole lot on this one, some faint malts and bark. This is definitely an esb, I discover after tasting. It’s quite biting with some mild plasticity and the malts are not all that full or sweet. There’s a little orange peel in the mix and tree bark. jhliesen (832) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Growler from the brewery--pours a soft copper color with a small froathy head, medium carbonation. Leaves a smalll amount of lacing on the glass. A mix of aromas, first malt then as the glass is drunk the hop aroma takes over. Mouth feel and taste is hoppy, more so than other ESBs.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
A good example of a bitter. Good color, aroma and hoppy finish. Touches of malt flavors in the taste. All-in-all a pleasing beer to drink. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Draught. This seems to be a "safe" ESB. Nothing very original. Hops that resemble grapefruit zest and a bit of maltiness. Kind of one dimensional and not something I would order again, but not terrible for what it is. DDD (1) - USA - AUG 18, 2005 does not count
Draft, Barley’s Taproom, Asheville, NC and again at the French Broad Brewery Tasting Room
The BEST ESB I’ve ever had! Wonderful hoppiniess with a crisp finish. walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Draft, Barley’s Taproom, Asheville NC. Slight malt sweetness and intense bitter hops on the nose. Dark copper color and very bubbly. Mild citrus hops flavor along with some apple over a medium alcohol and bitter malt body. Dry finish. A great ESB. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Had this one on tap at The Federal in Durham. Served it at cellar temperature. Light copper color with tenacious head. Low to moderate carbonation. Malty aroma and flavor with mild hop bitterness. Smooth finish.