Hanratty (36) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2006
This is an excellent ESB. "Amber" doesn’t do it justice. Great body, big citrus with the bitterness. Lovely colour. Yum! GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Pours a deep, deep amber caramel color w/ a medium, semi creay froth with beachball spatter. Lacing is faint w/ a thin ring. Aroma of fat, chewy caramel malts and a slight hop crispness. Medium to full nectar w/ mellow residual effers. This brew is chewy w/ thick malts hinting at caramel. There a defined citrus rind componant bursting through from start to finish rendering a bludgeoning bittering factor. This brew rocks. Highly recommended. ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Bottled. Pours a garnet color with an ivory head. Fruity malt aroma. Fruity flavor with tons of caramel malt notes. Good hop flavors. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 Very malty and smokey with sharp hop bite to it - Very smooth with nice flavor - lots of complex malt and a roasted caramel taste - Smooth and soft . Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Medium orange amber, nice head that just leaves a sheet of lace on the glass, beautiful beer. Aroma is quite hoppy and inviting, a touch of floral and lots of grapefruit. Flavor is sweet, a bit of caramel, then a good bit of grapefruit. Some green apple as well, and a bit of yeast. Really liked this, I’m on a roll with ambers today.
johnnysmoke (104) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Deep reddish-amber color with a thin tan head. Good lacing. Hops and malt on the nose. Bigger than what I was expecting....good hop flavor (grapefruit and pine) mixed with nice sweet caramel malt tones. dwyerpg (6217) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2009
A balance of malts and hops. Very red in color. This is a pretty nice amber. Goodmalt flavor with a hint of hops at the end. A little bit of caramel. Low carbonation on all of hales beers. jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Little aroma, dominated by Carmel malt. Looks great. Medium amber body. Good malt taste with just enough hops to balance. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Nice amber color,large off white head that has a good hang time then fades slowly to leave a decent lace behind.The aroma was malty with a nice hop presence and maybe a slight fruit and caramel side coming through as well.The flavor was very nice.malty up front with a mild but decent sweetness then it changes to a nice hoppy flavor with a medium bitterness and some mild caramel notes coming on as the brew warms up.I don’t know i think it’s a little under rated but i guess to each his own. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2007
12 oz. Bottle. Had a good citrus orange peel aroma. Amber body with decent off white head. Flavor had a good dose of hop bitterness to begin with. Malt came in to the niddle and a sticky citrus flavor somwhat dry and sweet emerged. Mild sugar dry citrus fruity aftertaste. Good beer.