mjmoen (549) - - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a really nice amber color. Nicely balanced beer, notes of fruit and honey. Easy to drink. Just delightful fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 11, 2001
Very smooth, nice taste. I am not normally a fan of English bitter, but this one is changing my mind. I was pleasantly surprised.
phoenixgoa99 (11) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2002
a hearty weekend beer, light enough to socially drink, but enough alcohol to do the trick. odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2002
it tastes a little bitter, but then, it’s supposed to. very smooth for a "bitter" beer, great strong flavor, not bad aftertast. had it out of a keg just the other day. mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - FEB 2, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2003 (2Feb2003--draft)
A test piece for the use of specialty malts! Small head, fine-bubbled, lacy, mostly receding. A very appealing deep reddish-amber in color. Unoffensive aroma of honey, with caramel/crystal malts. Sweet, malty flavor, medium/low bitterness, same wonderful specialty malt presence, much like Deschutes Jubelale. Great full mouthfeel, aided by the very persistent carbonation. Overall, a very fine effort that could benefit from a hair of additional bitterness.
Interestingly, I was surpised how good the beer tasted on tap. My previous experiences with the bottled variety have been less inspiring.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2004 One of my favorite ESB's. I buy this by the keg for my draft system at home. Great anytime of day or year. This is also a good beer to introduce flavorful beer to BudMillCoors drinkers. SanfordBrewer (1577) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 gl-lct, creamy-wh-head, nice-lace, fruity hop aroma and T1T2 oily-hop T3, same thru.Shortstack (23) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Balancef and easy to drink.
This beer is very solid for the price. Golden orange with minimal head. The toasted flavor is well rounded with bitter undertones. Mickey42 (36) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2012
A solid ale. Taste is wonderful and doesn’t linger. Just bitter enough to be a respectable English ale. Whids (60) - - DEC 30, 2012
Very sessionable beer. Great balance and taste. Can’t wait to drink a few more.