dwm1034 (785) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2016
ANOTHER ASHVILLE IMPORT VIA CHRIS N...THANKS ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours a clear brown with minimal head or lacing. Nose is malty with caramel, toast, roast malts. Sweet taste matches up with the nose. Decent but not great...like the English ales in general.
12 oz. bottle from Rob G. Aroma: Light caramel biscuit malts that are also lightly toasty; hops are hard to discern. Appearance: Cola amber color with fairly healthy carbonation holding up a bubbly, bone coloured head. Flavour: Lean caramel tea biscuit up front with a very light woody/slightly spicy hop character near the finish, which is abrupt. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: The malts are mostly right, but the hops are too dialed back even from an English ESB. Fine, but a little dull. hman43 (1802) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2016
It pours black, but there is some that makes it through. It has a full head with lacing. It has a strong malt aroma that features chocolate. There are some dark fruit aromas and hints of floral hops. It has roasted malt flavors with chocolate, floral hops, and hints of fruit. It has high carbonation with a moderate feel to is. It is moderately bitter on the palate. Leighton (22523) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Draft at the brewery during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear gold with a white foam crown. Great balance, with pleasant sweet, bready malts, nuts, mellow leafy hop bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Nicely balanced finish, with notes of lightly toasted bread, faint earth. Good one. Very, very drinkable. klaing (282) - Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Nut brown, clear, thin head and mild carbonation. As advertised, caramel, biscuity, mild floral, English hops. Don't drink cold to get the best out of it. Very good.
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jcr (2779) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle. Brown body with a frothy, off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel, dusty grain, nuts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/sticky texture, lively carbonation. Very little hop flavor. Its heavy-handed malt flavors and sweetness take this beer to someplace nowhere close to an ESB. Style aside, the flavor is jumbled and the mouthfeel is dusty grain, dirty. chinchill (5340) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2015
12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 29 July 2015. lobosaintori (89) - - OCT 10, 2015
Appearance: clear, dark brown body with a somewhat weak head that still manages to leave a bit of lacing.
Aroma: appealing; nutty and malty.
Flavor: follows the aroma but with less strength and more toffee than the aroma suggests.
Feel: near medium body with medium carbonation.
Overall: aromatic but slightly too weak flavored ESB.
nice orangeish color with a off white head tbat faded fast. aroma was of wheat and citrus. flavor was pleasantly balanced with touches of citrus and wheat. just a touch of bitterness. finished a bit long. solidfunk (9439) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Light citrus and good all around balance. Pours redfish brown with OK head. Easy drinking. Light crisp grain finish. Bottle. ads135 (5052) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
A pretty solid ESB. Really malty with a bunch of toffee and caramel. Tried it at the brewery in 2015.