oobawa (1747) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Sufficiently English, with a deep caramel-banana malt backbone and a mild, floral British hop finish. Comes across a bit sweet, almost indulgently so, with the toasty malts gaining a bit of a diacetyl undertone mixed with a swipe of phenols. Red apple shows up as well, yet the finish firms up all this sweetness with an easygoing but present bitter back end. Still, the sugars continue to amp up as the pint warms, ultimately bordering on cloy. Not a bad pint, but definitely a one-and-doner. Good creamy English ESB texture, though, and the looks match their British brethren. jbruner (5287) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Pours a hazy light brown from the can with fluffy cream colored head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of bready biscuit malts, light caramel, and a hint of fruity esters. Taste is more of the fruitiness and caramel, with a slight dry earthy bitterness on the back end. Good balance, easy drinker, decent enough for the style. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Amber with off white head. Aroma is medium malt and spicy. Sweet malt and spicy hop flavor. Medium body an fizzy with a spicy/floral bitter jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2017
12oz can shared by decaturstevo. Retaining thin offwhite-amber. A-sweet bready grain during mash in. T-follows with slight earthy. AmEricanbrew (7011) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 31, 2016
12oz can. Hazy caramel color with ivory foam. Licorice, floral, sweet malt aromas. Sweet malt base brew with floral, herbal, light pit fruits___not bad.
Aggiebob (1299) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Can. Amber color with an off-white head. Malty aroma and flavoring. Very nice. The_Osprey (9157) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
September 2016 - Bottle shared at Leighton’s. Many thanks to our host for this one. As ’SPB Jack the Sipper’. Hazy orange, lightly sparkling, foamy tan head, dotted lacing. Aroma is light banana esters, dusty, apple. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is dusty and papery, cardboard, some light toffee. Quite plain really. (2.8) DocJitsu (2036) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Pours a murky honey-copper with a taupe head. Toffee, sorghum, and caramel nose. A bit oily. Flavors approximate the nose. An exaggerated bitter quality invades at the finish. Otherwise a good brew. SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Murky amber with a generous off-white head.
The aroma is light toffee and toast.
The flavor starts with caramel sweetness, then a bit of hop bitterness tries to come forward but the sweet malt finish pushes it into the background once again.
Goodgrief (2059) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Can in New Orleans. This isn’t an ESB. Lots of fruity twang, light and easy sipping. No English Malts and Hops. It’s a lie. But I found it refreshing and tasty. Not terrible.