homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Say now I like this stuff. Had it on tap by golly and I think I will definately have it again. Frank (4194) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Very moderate in every respect. Clear amber color, thin head, trace amounts of lace. Semi-sweet malty nose. I detect the slightest hint of citrus. Nice dry finish. Good flavor overall but a little on the watery side, keeping it from being truly crisp and delicious. grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
Very good, although yes, it’s not really that bitter. Very carbonated. Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2002
I get this beer fairly often. I like it, though its flavor reminds me of blood for some reason. rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Not too bad, and actually pretty enjoyable. Low to medium hops and malt. Slightly fruity. Mellow hoppy finish. Way too watery to be noteworthy, but it’s good for such a cheap and widely-available beer.
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
A good ale with a nice bitter taste, as the name suggests. Not too pricey, it’s a good warm you up in the wintertime beer. freekyp (2257) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2010 Great session beer. Pours slightly hazy amber with a frothy one finger head. Nose shows toffee, berry fruitiness and a bit of must. Good balance of bitterness and malty. A good example of the bitter style. Finishes with a nice biscuity fade and a bit of bitterness floating on top. SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
On tap, this would have to be my favorite amber. Very crisp, and unique flavor. I love the sweet taste at the end. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2002
an average ESB - nowhere near Fuller’s... It is nicely hopped, spicey, good carbonation. baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 26, 2002
The most swilling swill that I am willing to swill and still enjoy/tolerate. OK bitterness and a little malt flavor as well.