slowrunner77 (12801) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
this beer is a nice break from the plethora of wheat beers at Pyramid. It’s a decent esb, or session beer, light malty profile, medium brown in color, ever so slightly bitter finish."
Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
12oz bottle 6/23/00 -Pours a brownish orange with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and hops. Taste of the same. This light to medium bodied brew was not bad. tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Pours a medium pale amber, nose is light on earthy hops and taste is moderately bitter with bland grain body philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Pyramid Ales--Alehouse ESB Ale--Brown 1998 12 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV (3.25 / 5.0) ESB--Good Malt, but a touch fruity.
Pyramid Ales--Alehouse ESB Ale--Purple 1999 12 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV (3.0 / 5.0) ESB--Light clear caramel color. Pours easy due to light body. Light tasty malt body missing rich graininess of best ESB’s. Slightly fruity, but pleasingly so. Very mild hop character. Sampled 11/7/1998. RSRIZZO (2030) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Had this beer on 6/23/2000. Aroma is a sweet malt scent. Color is a brownish orange with light carbonation and head. Taste roasted and bitter. Starting with a light/medium body it goes down crisp. Finish is a mild malt flavor with an odd hop flavor and bitterness. Overall I think it fits it’s category well but isn’t a beer I would not go out of my way to drink.
jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2004
strong malty nose, maybe a little stale (my bottle might have been old...) deep copper color, good flavor of dark malts and hops. a little thin, and the finish is astringent and sour. not bad, but not great either. Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
A nice malty nose with some hop character. Well rounded flavor with a smooth finish. bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2003
That's a damn good ESB. Hints of chocolate malts, really good flavor here. Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Faint aroma, some spicy, herbal British hop, orange citrus and lightly sweet maltiness. Dark amber color, some sedimentation, with a fading head. Flavor profile was a little plain, definite Goldings hop flavors and a touch of toasty, caramel malt sweetness. Finish sees a slight amount of hop bitterness, some tea leaf flavors. I didn't find this one very inspiring. Panzuriel (2366) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2003
Decent bitter with a nice head. Good copper color. Nice bitters in the nose and in the taste. Finishes dryly. Nice finish.