mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish, amber in color, slightly cloudy. Tastes like an above average amber, but has a unique spice finish.
DuffMan (10143) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. Medium amber brown, pretty clear. Toasty malt with earthy and fruity undertones. Decent.
wlajwl (6660) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is English ale yeast/malts, fruit and a hint of tobacco. The flavor is fruit/berries, malts, very mild tobacco, mild sweetness in the middle and a dry/slightly hoppy finish.
scarletfire65 (1443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home with the wife, Caressa, and Apollo. Amber brown pour with a bone white frothy head. The aroma is sweet malt, cantaloupe, bubble gum, dead flowers. Simple flavor profile with sweet malt, brown sugar, toast, apricot, vaguely piney hops. More like an amber ale of mild ale than an English ESB, but pretty good.
Drake (13499) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Sugar Maple, 9/17/16. Clear copper, medium foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malt and caramel. The taste is toasted malt, grain, floral hops, honey. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.
MaltOne (358) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy, dark copper... brief lacy white head. Aroma is slightly sweet biscuit/shortbread. Medium body. Flavor starts faintly sweet, then turns gently towards gently towards a slightly dryer hop finish. Nice allspice notes. A faint baked shortbread base. Overall, nothing like an ESB (if rated as such, it is off character) but on its own merits, it’s very pleasant... Nice Autumnal Seasonal character of a little sweetness and spice, but with enough hops to keep it from becoming overtly sweet, and a light to medium palate that makes it quite sessionable. Consider a different category.
NikkTwist (3101) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 Draft at Bainbridge. Hazy orange amber with no lasting head. Medium sweet malty brew with a few bright earthy hop notes. Toffee. Toasted caramel bread. Apple cores. Mandarin peels. Not at all a proper English ESB to my palate but works as a good session. Refreshing.
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another brew from bradley....this was more enjoyable than the last....nice balance....some hop presence...perfect fall brew.
Patrickctenchi (6514) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber, with a tight, beige head.
Slightly fruity, candied-toffee aroma.
Florally sweet, toffee malt, grain malt flavour.
Nice body.....very pleasant.
markas101 (2423) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, at the brewpub, Bellaire, MI. Hazy amber. Citrus hops with caramel malt. Sweet malt then citrus pine finish.
alexsdad06 (10072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle (also draft at Shorts) from notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, some fruity character, mild floral notes, hint of earth, mild to moderate bitterness, one of the least memorable Shorts beers.