kevd193213 (991) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - APR 16, 2007
After hearing so much about this I was ready for a letdown. Nope. Golden orange hazy pour. Aroma of citrus and sugar, almost like bubble gum. Nice hoppy taste with a sweet caramel finish. jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2007
Pours hazy yellowish orange with a huge seafoamy off-white head. Soapy, citric hop aroma. Flavor is the same with a malt background that only contributes to body. Palate is medium, lightly bitter, and a bit watery. Nice hop bitterness, but really nothing else going on. TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy gold color, a fair amount of bubbles rising. Small head that dissapated quickly. A pine like smell with sweet honey hitting you after the initial grass aroma. Thick and flat on the palate like a heavy gravity beer. Despite the statement, this ESB is no more "brutal" than most of the craft IPA’s I have tried in my drinking lifetime. The only thing bitter was the fresh cut lawn taste. In the future I’ll pass on this one. RobBestwick (931) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2007
From 650ml bottle. Fruity, orange, malty, and caramel aroma. Pours with a cloudy orange/bronze colour. Big, frothy white head. Orange, lime, very bitter, hints of nuttiness. A sharp, bitter finish. carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2007
pours a clear amber until the sediment clouded it up, nice foamy head. has a earthy bitter aroma. crisp mouthful with a nice bitter bite. has a very flat edge that linger a bit.
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2007
Orange, hazy/cloudy appearance. Organic-sprucelike, citrusy hop aroma. Big hop bite with citrus, grapefruit, grassy, very bitter taste. luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2007
Pours with an off-white head and the nose is of bitter orange peel. This is a strong bitter. Just the right amount of maltiness. It actually mellows through the middle, but explodes with bitterness at the end. It has a orange like bitterness. I would buy this one again. Aegrus (49) - USA - APR 2, 2007
Bottle. Shaker. I love this beer, so bias is something to overcome. I will make an attempt. Quickly disiintegrating head upon a cloudy orange/gold haze. Highly hopped and sweet malt aroma is balanced by equal cascade hops and sweet barley malt. Lingering bitterness that is very pleasant. Far from brutal (such as snakebite from Flying Dog), but is very enjoyable. Recommended. Nephilium (1818) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2007
A sweet aroma with an underlying nose of hops starts this beer out. It pours a hazy tan color, with a quickly diminishing head. The flavor is crisp, hints at sweetness which balances nicely with the hop finish. This is a very tasty ESB, and one I’m glad I was able to find. jb (3253) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Very nice look - hazy dark orange. Aroma of grapefruit.and malt. Doughy palate with caramel, very malty, then is the bitterness, well balanced. Very enjoyable.