Oakes (17815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Hazy amber. The aroma is yeasty and phenolic w some light hop earthiness. Taste is sweetish but w nice gentle hop bitterness and a fairly yeasty finish. Lubiere (13954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2009
A hazy golden amber ESB with a thin off white head. In aroma, a light caramel malt with light British hops, fresh malt grains, peppery notes. In mouth, a nice malt base, crisp, with good British hops, mineral, peppery notes, butterscotch notes, dry and crisp but malt overtaking the hops. On tap at brewpub Nov. 30 2009 Sammy (12347) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. I particularly like this brewpub’s hoppy beers. No odour. Good lacing on medium golden colour. Dry hop taste. Not great for its style, but decent drinkability and palate cleanser from the vegetable and yeasty series of the product line.Average mouthfeel. jercraigs (10556) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
2010-03-08. Crisp orange amber body with a modest beige head and lace that fades away. 3+ Modest hops and light tangy fruity malt character, mild resiny hops. 6+ Flavour has pleasant bitterness throughout, mild orange citrus hops, mild fruit, light toasty caramel malt with a bit of fruity tang in the finish. Average palate suits the beer. A decent North American take on the style. Just a touch more hops would probably add interest. Pleasant. On tap at the brewpub, Gatineau
MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
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czar (9171) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
BIscuity cereals and their fine sweetness are spruced up by orange tea-like hops and their bitterness in this pleasurable Extra Special Bitter.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam clings to the misty honey gold.
-Carbonation is prickly, yet not too intense. Still, this is the type of carbonation I believe to showcase such subtle flavors.
-The flavor profile is tame, which increases drinkability.
-This brew has more depth than their Mille Neuf Cendre smoked ale, for example, but both achieve the same goal of providing a friendly pint.
On tap at the brewpub.
on tap at brewpub. clear dark golden orange with a disappearing off-white head, some lacing. good malt structure, cereals, toastiness, without it being biscuity, some toffee notes, very fruity, english yeast, hint of sweetness, medium hopped - dry herbal-citrusy taste and a long citrusy-herbal finish. lively carbonation, light to medium body. nice. solidfunk (9009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Great for style - among better Ive had. Pours irabge with good head and lacing Sharp barley taste that mixes well with hops. Some citrus as well. Finishes pretty bitter for style. Nice. Average carbonation. Tap at brewpub. TaktikMTL (7814) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté chez Brouhaha Rosemont (Montréal, QC) au coût de 5,75$. Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblon floral. Apparence: La couleur est orangée-cuivrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons avec une pointe de caramel fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #6482) blankboy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep orange-amber with an average size diminishing creamy/frothy white head. Decent lacing on the glass. Aroma’s quite fruity, a touch sugary, it almost smells like juice along with some light hops added. Flavour of caramel malt, a good amount of fruit, some grain or cereal malt and light leafy hops -- the hops show up mostly in the decent bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. I can see what they mean when they say this is an "English style ESB", it seems pretty much on style, and it’s pretty good but I prefer a U.S. style ESB. Radek Kliber (7369) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 19, 2010
On tap at Brewpub
Aromaslight buttery with soapy hops. Slight sulphuric hints. Base of amber gold malt.
Appearance hazed amber with light top.3-
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied ale . Mild malt base with clean citric hop character. Good easy going flow. Refreshing if you don’t mind aroma.