gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Tap; pours clear amber with an off white head; faint aroma of malt and some herbal notes; taste is similarly weak with malt, caramel, and maybe a little toffee; dry, bland finish; bit of a disappointment jhamp9 (1982) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Clear copper pour with an off white head. Great lacing. Aroma is toffee, nutty, and toast. Taste is caramel, nutty, earthy hops, and bready. Clean bitterness. Crisp and light. Highly drinkable. MNAle (228) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2016
From a pint can into an Irish Imperial pint glass. 1 inch bubbly head, slightly off-white with a tinge of tan. Recedes at a moderate to slow pace, leaving some 3.5lacing down the glass, ending with a thin rim. Dark amber color with plenty of carbonation visible. Touch of haze, but just a touch. Dark fruit aroma, somewhat sweet, some biscuit / bread. Initial taste is mild, slightly sweet, with a assertive bitterness in the middle along with some malt underneath. Feel is not as thin as expected given the low ABV, but certainly it is on the thin side. Bittering lingers well into and beyond the aftertaste, remaining in the mouth and on the tongue, mixing with the bread of the malts. Even so the lasting impression is the bitterness rather than the other flavors. Overall, a decent session beer, better balanced by far than the typical American so-called "session" ales, but while a decent attempt, it leaves a bit to be desired compared with the true English Bitter. jackl (8447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Keg @ Insight. Light Amber pour with a small head. Nose is fairly faint. Some cereal, mild caramel, orchard fruits. Gentle biscuity malt flavor. Light dry hay. Slight bitterness. Medium body, soft carb. Haslinger (985) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Sweet malt with some biscuit in the initial taste. Nice easy to drink session beer. Would and have drunk again
Nuffield (4202) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2015
This is "English" only if you a) haven’t spent much time in England, or b) you assume that English beers are bland and insipid, which, in fact, many are. Golden, light biscuit and grass, classic American brewpub fizz, too cold for a bitter, definitely sessionable because there’s nothing here to hit your palate. (on tap at brewery) Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2015
On tap at twin city grill: copper pour thin but lasting white foamy head.
Aroma is grainy and bready malt. Light pine and woody hop.
Flavour is biscuit and caramel malt, woody herbal hop. Decent session ale.
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On tap a Longfellow grill, pours a pale clear copper with small off-white head. Minimal dry malt aroma, lightly sweet malt. Taste has a distinct pleasent bitterness with a really nice English malt base, dry and light caramel and toffee yet pronounced. Clean refreshing and drinkable. A nice ESB!! Nsanders (1178) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Tap at brewery. Amber with virtually no head. Mild toffee, ritz crackers, hay and baking apples. Mild flavor, slightly bitter. Body is medium with a crisp feel. Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Growler from the brewery. Very drinkable beer. Compares well to British bitters like Fullers London Pride. Smell is light--a little bit of malt. Taste is a pleasant blend of toffee, malt, and light British hops. Body is light but still substantive. Good beer for the style. Would recommend to anyone looking for a more sessionable beer.