DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Orange in color with a small whitish head. Sweet/malty aroma. Has a mild sweet malty flavor. Kind of thin for my liking. Mild bitterness. Nothing really stood out to me with this one. Kind of boring and unsatisfying. chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Copper color thin white head caramel atste nice hoppy bitterness not as much as an APA but close. Nice clean finish . ajolly2 (129) - USA - FEB 21, 2008
Not the best ESB, but refreshing, crisp and only slightly bitter; overall it’s pretty good; hops outstrip the malts; bread and citrus sweetness in the nose and on the tongue; copper color; robust, white head; leaves a fair amount of lacing alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Copper in color. Decent sized head creamy and lasting. Good hoppiness about it. Finish is sweet and bitter. Good beer. rich42 (128) - USA - SEP 11, 2002
straight forward amber/esb. moderate bitterness (light by esb standards), slight tang with a bit of malt backbone. has it thinned since getting more commericial? not sure - still well balanced and an easy drink.
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Malty flavor. The hops stood out a bit more than the malt to me. Not bad, but I agree that Fullers is much better. weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 1, 2001
Aroma similar to Bass but with a little more bitterness. Soft,caramel taste. Perhaps not the best example of the style but very nice nonetheless. ndfreak77 (126) - USA - AUG 3, 2008
Poured from a bottle while dining at philips restaurant in ocean city maryland. This beer had a nice sweet/hoppy flavor. Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Pretty copper color. Hardly any head few bubbles. Slight opaqueness. I can smell the bitterness. Kind of grassy. Mildly bitter taste. Not much complexity. Sort of boring but not bad. Not alot of carbonation, watery. Can’t taste it all the way down. You stop and think MAYBE a dry finish would tie it together, maybe not. bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Copper color, faint aroma. Not much head to speak of. Flavor is ok, not very bitter. not very familiar with this style so hard to compare.