Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Interesting name (it’s actually "ESB/Amber" on the label), leaving me wondering how it will be classified on the site. It’s good looking, amber, almost copper in color, clear with a dense but modest head. The aroma is almost-caramel with a woodiness to it along with a splash of tonic water. The flavor is of white bread with a dollop of caramel and an earthy, herbal bitterness, not intense, but strong enough to catch one’s notice. The finish is rather dry with a lasting earthy bitterness. Not bad at all. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Incredibly surprised by the low ratings on this one. Very flavorful. Slippery like an ESB should be. But, there’s a toasty malt profile that knocks this one out of the park. Highly recommended. madmitch76 (25537) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
13th August 2014Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
GBBF Day 2. Bottle. Clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry and crisp. Light sweetish malts, semi dry. Caramel - toffee. Mild floral tones. Ripe orange and marmalade. Pinch of hop spice. Airy dry finish. Dark toffee linger. Well joined up and drinkable.
Bottle shared @ ChrisO after GBBF Day 1. Clear orange color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, lightly bitter, lightly leaves, lightly a sweet touch as well. Average to medium body and carbonation. harrisoni (19318) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
At GBBF 2014. Clear reddy brown. Toasty aroma. Toast. Some malt some fruit. Toast. Ok
Scopey (15663) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at GBBG 2014. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is earthy, toasty, brown bread and twig. The taste is bitter-sweet, brown bread, leather, sticky caramel and wood with a dry finish. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty basic. yespr (47499) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, toasted malty and light pine hoppy. Bitter, herbal and crisp hoppy finish. firstsip (752) - Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Tap. Clearish dark red. Thinnish but in a good way. Yeasty nose. Great caramel balanced with bitter malts. A bit more of a red than an ESB though. irishbrewguy (5) - Holland, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
Nice golden amber color with carb just right. Maltiness comes through in nose. Taste complex maltiness with good balance. Finishes with a bit of bitterness coming through. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Had at their taproom in Douglas. Pours a clear amber color with some head. Malty on the nose. Flavor is caramel and nice malt. Nice ESB. Very drinkable beer.