bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2003
That's a damn good ESB. Hints of chocolate malts, really good flavor here. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2001
A good beer, not their best, but quite drinkable. Nice malt nose, and some hop presence. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2002
decent beer, but not very bitter like it should be. Good malt presence, but a boring finish. my sample was old, so that maybe the reason it wasn’t that good beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Light brown gold color, medium head. A light bodied ale. Milder flavor, nice mild hop bitterness. Nice malts, slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 13, 2001
Extremely quaffable, as befits the style. Good with pizza.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2002
Not real impressed with this one. There are much better ESB’s in the style. Nice amber color, flavor is sweet, and rich. the palate is light, I didn’t really find any spices in the brew, pretty basic in my opinion. jtw (1163) - 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. Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2002
Indistinctive malty aroma, similary flavour. Very smooth and drinkable, but otherwise unremarkable. In my area the Alaskan and Hales ESBs are just as avaliable and much better. Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
A nice malty nose with some hop character. Well rounded flavor with a smooth finish. 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.