chicagobears (473) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Carbonated golden amber pour. Started drinking this too cold. Leaves a brash grassy hop taste at first. When it warms the toasted malt shines. A rich English style ale. jdhunt76 (56) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Bottle and on draft. Amber / red pour withnice white head. Good bittering hops in the flavor profile, without being overpowering in the least. Very smooth drinking ESB. Good session beer. nearbeer (5421) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 Bottled 02-28-07. Clear, orange-amber with a large head that lasts well. Aroma is rich marshmallow malt, with some faint citrus-herby hops. Taste is a well-balanced battle of grapefruit-grassy hops vs. rich and slightly nutty malt. Palate is medium-bodied, creamy, and a little dry and tingly. A better bitter. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Bottle. Poured a clear copper with a frothy off-white head, leaving some columns of lacing. Caramel to toffee malt aroma with some orangey biscuit notes. Nice malty flavors with a minerally character and some fruity esters. Nice and balanced as advertised. Medium to full bodied but very drinkable, with fine carbonation. I found this a nice example of a full flavored session ale. Given the other ratings I think I got the lucky bottle. b33r (875) - Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Draught at 69 Taps. Medium brown color with small tan head. Aroma was sweet and flavor had light malt and caramel. Some hops were evident.
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Mondial de la bière 07. Ambrée-orangée, légèrement voilée, mousse mince. Arôme agrumé et caramel. Goût équilibré, malt caramel, amertume d’agrumes. Corps moyen à mince, effervescence faible. Correct. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2007
On tap at Max & Joe’s Left Hand tasting party. Pours a soft medium amber with a medium-sized off white head. Caramel aroma. Has a thin body with a metallic bite. Mild bitterness with an interesting malty toasted taste. Mild in the brittish style. Quick finish. Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2007
Robe cuivrée légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche mince. Arômes d’épices et d’agrumes. Saveurs de malt, d’agrumes et de levures. AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Draft at the Library in Norman, OK... Pours a big white fluffy head, mostly lasting... Notes of caramel with a hop-back on the finish of the palate... Nice, solid body... Good session beer... 505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Aroma is slightly sweet and floral, very English. Yeah, looks great, copper colored with a nice little puffy white head that laces nicely. Flavor is nicely balanced. Malty with a distinct bitter finish. Medium bodied. I mean, as far as ESB’s go, pretty good, but not the type of beer I’ll ever crave.