tillmac62 (768) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
BOD 9/1/13. Pours a clear medium amber with a slight ruby cast. Very nice well formed head with lacing that retains well. The slight nose is sweet citrus fruit (mango and orange) and caramel over a biscuit sweetness. The body is almost medium with a smooth texture that approaches a slight slickness. Normal carbonation with little effervescence. The flavor profile is well balanced. It begins with slight citrus sweetness, progresses to caramel and biscuit sweetness and finishes with a nice mild bitterness. The finish is more smooth than crisp and leaves a nice herbal bitterness. rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
bottle. amber with one finger head. i love the honkers, but this might be even better. full-flavored esb. Pershing (595) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Poured one and half 12 ounce bottles into a nonic pint glass. Clear medium copper color with an off-white tightly packed lasting head. Light spruce aroma with some malt. Medium body with a fair amount of hop bitterness to match the style with some caramel and toffee notes. finishes a little dry with some lingering bitterness. ExpendableHero (934) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Copper colored brew with an off white head. Aromas of toffee and pine needles. Tastes of some caramel, toasted nutty notes, some toffee, and earthy hops. Nice biscuit malt balance. Dry, bitter finish. This was quite nice and unique for the style. Cajun (550) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JAN 13, 2014
12 oz bottle - Pours medium to dark amber hue with carbonated white head Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, grass, citrus, honeydew melon. Kind of sweet, but a pleasant hops bitterness in the after. I got some impressions of a Bock at first. This is a unique take on an ESB. I like it.
jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
2013-12-14. Crisp orange amber body with a small off-white head. 3+ Aroma is mild and vaguely floral. Flavour is malty and lightly cereally, mild fruity floral hop character. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Bottle sample at Abraxas, Miami HuskerTan (2451) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
A- Malty, caramel, spruce.
A- Copper color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Malty, bitter, caramel, spices.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish.
O- Not overly refreshing but not horrible. Rperez (268) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Very nice copper color with a medium to full body and great balance of malt and citrus flavors.
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Tallahassee, Fl.- World Market - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium copper pour, light off-white head. Aroma has a wort-like essence to it, a touch of spruce. Flavor has a nice underlying subtle bitterness to it with some citrus, a touch of spiciness and some nuttiness. Mouthfeel has a nice bit of carbonation to it. Pretty decent. Aurelius (5659) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Standard US longneck. Garden variety Goose Island label. Clear, intense ruddy oak color, very thin, filmy whitish head. Toffee, tannic, moderately sweet malty aroma with modest hops. A brisk, tea-like flavor with mild, lemony hops -- lightly sweet, maybe a itsy bit toasted. Medium body, good session fare. Aftertaste is bitter in the upper palate at first, drifting off to a cereal/wood/starchy affair. Not half bad.