Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2009
22 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a copper color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel, grain, bread and green apple. Taste is bitter hops, grain and caramel. Slightly tart. Medium bodied. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2007
22oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a medium to deeper copper color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and lightly fruity. Tastes of caramel and lightly fruity. Ended in a light tart, sourness. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a foamy tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium fruit, medoum malt-toffee, some sharpness/spice hops. Taste is medium malt-toffee, medium fruit-cherry, some sharpness/perfumy/spice hops, yeasty. bytemesis (8985) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 13, 2017
It’s baaaack! ESB on tap. Pours clear Amber, large creamy beige head, great residual and lacing. Aroma is a bit dusty, biscuit, hints of grass and pine. Flavors is light sweet, light plus bitter, perhaps a bit bocky, if that is a word. Lingering bitterness. Medium light body. nimbleprop (8709) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Was looking for something easy to drink and that would appeal to many, this fit the bill... sorta. Pours a slightly transparent, maple brown with a soft, creamy, slightly off white head. Nose is all malt, caramel, toffee, sticky fruits, but no citrus. Hmm. Flavor is all malt, brown sugar, caramel, some light toasted notes but no citrus. Finish is lasting sweetness and some sticky sugar. What’s an ESB with no bitterness? This was the sweetest damn ESB I’d ever seen in his life. The result was an OK beer, which disappointed me a bit.
radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2011 Pours a clear reddish-orange color with a slightly fluffy medium sized white head. Aroma is notes of citrus and hops, with a nice roasted malt aroma. Flavor is a light malted roast flavor. A relatively solid ESB. Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2007
22 oz bottle: Poured with a massive head of light foam. Orange-amber with a lazy effervesence. The fruity nose could attract a colony of fruit flies. Musty. Very caramel-malty with a suck-the-moisture dry finish of baked apple and moldy grapes. (#2659, 1/21/07) obguthr (6590) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2011
Honey aroma, volatile. Crystal clear copper, medium yellow head, good lacing. Maraschino cherry flavor.Vanilla present. Alcohol apparent. Grassy finish. Decent. jgb9348 (6434) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Clear definitive copper coloured body with a light amber hue and a thinnish soapy, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of bubble gum, caramel, malt, alcohol, toffee and a touch of nuts. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive caramel and yeast up front with a bittering metallic twang followed by a bubble gum fake sugar twist. Aftertaste shows a lot of the malt bitterness, some alcohol roaming and a touch of metal too. Overall, not too exciting - good to try, but not one of my favourite Legend beers. Try this if you like all Legend stuff, but pass if they have other Legends in the store! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased earlier today at Whole Foods in Clarendon (Arlington), Virginia sampled at home on 06-February-2009. dmac (6429) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle shared at jimmacks Beer Wars preparty. Poured an orange body with a foamy white head. Aroma of citrus, apricot and grains with an overall soapiness about it. Medium body with bubbly carbonation. Flavor different then the aroma but still no real improvement, chocolate and grain. Meh average brew at best.