ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Slightly brown deep orange without much of a head. Definitely get fruit in both the aroma and flavor overlaying herbal hops and a sweet caramel base. They served this on nitro as part of the tasting flight, delicious creamy mouthfeel. cazort (565) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
I have drunk many moon dog bitters from Great Lakes, and was surprised to find a different ESB on tap at the brewpub during my last visit. The malt on this one tastes less sour than I remember moon dog as (I did not try them side-by-side though), and I think the beer tastes cleaner and fresher as a result. A middle-of-the-road beer that is light in color, and much less hoppy than an IPA or Burning river, but still has relatively strong hops. I think I might prefer if Great Lakes retired moondog and replaced it with this one, but I’d have to try them side-by-side to make a definitive judgment on that matter. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2011
yellow with huge white head. nose of citrus hops. firm bitterness before nice citrus hop flavor without much malt component in this one. the interesting malt is the creamy head and moutfeel of this beer, likely secondary to a lot of wheat malt. overall an interesting beer that doesn’t really have a style, but is mostly enjoyable AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2010
On-tap at the brewpub. Hazy orange-golden color, with one finger frothy white head. Smell is of citrus and slightly floral. Big biscuity malt flavor, nicely balanced with the beer’s light hop bitterness (even if light, it tastes more bitter than other ESBs I’ve had). Medium body and carbonation. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Deep amber pour with a thin white head. The aroma is quite spicy with a little bit of light orange marmalade character. A little bit earthy and lightly fruity. Soft and spicy with a nice light lingering sweetness. Earthy malts with some light spiciness on the finish. Well-balanced and fairly easy to put back.
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2010
tap @ Great Lakes - golden yellow pour. Smooth caramel malts, some grain notes and even a bit warm. Drinkable but not exciting. j12601 (11796) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2010
On tap at Great Lakes on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear orange gold with a medium sized white head. Soft and lightly bitter, toast and a bit of caramel. Nice lightly sweet toasted malt. Medium bodied, very gentle and easy drinking. Soft bitterness on the finish. Really sessionable and quite tasty. JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2009
On tap at GLBC. Clear copper pour with a thin white head. Floral and citrus hop aroma up front with English malt on the back end. English malt flavor up front with a hoppy finish. Solid ESB. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Sample from a growler at Goodbar Beer Club, 5/09. Lighter gold, thin white head. Nose is bready malts, some lemony hops, a little mint. Flavor wise there is a really nice hop profile - mint & pine, with caramel. Breadiness comes out in the finish. I’d love to be able to drink this regularly. aracauna (3604) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Pours a clear copper with a creamy head that lingers and clings to the glass. Hops and a toasted malt make up the bulk of the aroma and flavor. The malt is verging on rich. Full, lingering bitterness.