Braudog (6979) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Orange-amber hue. Thin bubbly head. Malty overall, but with a mashy overall tilt. The first swig gave me a bit of a bad homebrew finish, but this faded as it went, and overall was OK. Good body. (#5154, 7/6/2013) tress00 (6) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013 does not count
A quite good ESB that had me wanting more. This dark copper colored beer is dominated by the malt and hop aroma but in a balanced way. The head doesn’t last long but does leave a little lacing. I would really recommend this one since ESBs aren’t really produced much in microbreweries. Had it on tap in a British pint glass at Stonefly. arminjewell (9747) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2011
Hazy orange pour, white head. Aroma of some caramel, butter, touch of grass. Taste is some slight citrus, caramel and buttery popcorn from the diacetyl, with a slightly bitter finish. Average with a big flaw. crossovert (14360) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
It was decent, some diacetyl, surprising hoppiness. Wasn’t true to style, but who cares. cbfobes (2888) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
On tap at brewery, pours a clear light amber with heavy lacing through out the glass, the arom and flavor is heavy malt with a great bittering bite of hops in the finish, I enjoyed this brew.
esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2009
On tap at Stonefly Brewpub 12/16/08. Hazy amber with a medium white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of sweet bready malt, pine and mild fruit. Taste of sweet malt, earth/woodsy hops with some light citrus mixed in. JPDIPSO (6320) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 27, 2006
LIghtly hazed amber color with a taller white head. Earthy hops lead the way in the aroma, only a hint of caramel. Fairly clean malt, with a dash of nuts. More chocolate and malts in the finish and linger Mild citric hops nip to keep thing honest. StewardofGondor (1933) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Semi-hazy, glowing orange with a heavily speckled white head. Fairly modest aroma. Has the traditional ESB barnyard bite to the smell, along with some hay, lemon herb butter and sourdough crust. Flavors are right on for a bitter. Upfront lemony / acidic twang joined with crisp, clean qualities drawn from the malts. Good, straight forward stuff. MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2005
a cloudy copper color w/ a thick creme of wheat looking head that stays and laces. Smells good, w/ an odd hop and a nice malt aroma. Good body, lightly creamy w/ nice carbonation. The flavor is a nice even bitter but not biting w/ a good light malt balance and an almost nutty finish. Overall a good beer. 1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 I had a small sample of this. This beer is a definite must try if in the Milwaukee area. I got milk chocolate and banana esters. Bitter finish (not overly so). Caramel and orange hop aroma. The body was dark amber with a slight haze. It had head that looked like cream of wheat. Off-white. TRY THIS!
7, 5, 9, 4, 17=4.2
>>>>>>>>>>&g I resampled this last night. Was I on crack? It is not a 4.2 beer. In fact, either the quality has really decreased or this was simply too early in my rating career. I noticed most of the same characteristics. Add some breadyness, remove the chocolate and banana.