gripweed57 (2796) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2017 Cakes (460) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle.
Pours a slightly hazy auburn - a touch of brown with highlights of copper. The head pours thick and soft, and it leaves tons of lace on a pint glass. The aroma is a pleasant mix of fruit, caramel and bready malts, and herbal, perfumy hops - almost spicy.. The flavor starts similarly - a soft, slightly toasted, slightly fruity, bready malt flavor with a touch of herbal English hops. A little bit of dark toast and caramel enters on the sides of the tongue about halfway back. Here also enters a touch more of spicy, dry hops. The finish is well-balanced and somewhat dry with a blend of light, delicate malt with just a drop of earthy hops
From old tasting notes. Bright amber orange color. Bubbly beige head. Fruity toasted malt nose is complex and spicy. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor. Complex and spicy with hints of peppercorns and allspice. Dry hop finish. PanMarek (462) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Reddish amber pour, clear with white foam. The hops and malt are both light and slightly grassy. The body is light as is the fizz. Slightly sharp notes, but easy to drink.
July 2008 PhillyCraft (7717) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2016
backlog, Tap, copper color with a medium beige head. Notes are malt, dry fruit, nuts, and light toffee. Finish has some pine and roast. Light to medium bodied ESB from Stoudts. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Appearance- the color is a reddish amber with a medium sized white head. Aroma- full of malt and bread. Taste- malt and a mild hop finish. Overall, a real good ESB BozzBoyer (39) - New York, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Appearance: Ruby Brown. Aroma: Tart bitter malt. Caramel. Taste: Bitter malt. Tart sour notes. Mild caramel.
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phillybass (117) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2015
As far as English Style Bitter’s go, this beer isn’t bad. It is just sweet enough and has just a tad of hop bitter to it; so basically it is easily quaffable and would be welcome any time I need a refreshing beer. There is no unpleasant aftertaste. There is nothing wrong with this beer, it is a decent ESB. But of course if I wanted to drink an interesting beer this would not be my choice as it just doesn’t hold up to the stronger styles.
grundsow (135) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2015
More sour than bitter. Pales in comparison to today’s hoppy offerings. Not for me. closey22 (2032) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Deep Amber brown with foamy tan head; aroma is malt forward sweet; flava us rich blend if sweet malt with hoppy and spicy herbal notes units of cinnamon and caramel ; feels medium smooth (on cask) finishes slightly tangy and dry hop spice notes Jabah (509) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
This wasn’t one of my favorites from Stoudts, but I am not the biggest fans of extra bitters. The hops are the main theme going on, with of course, an extra bitter aftertaste. It is still a smooth, crisp beer....on the lighter side overall. Dark orange-light copper color. Better than average, but pretty much an across the board 7. PartyFowle (954) - - FEB 5, 2015
Pours a perfectly clear pale copper, the color of cider. Super-effervescent, tons of bubbles. Big toasted beige, foamy head. Smells of grass, oranges, caramel malts, toffee--not your regular ESB, but not bad. The taste, however, didn’t really follow the smell. It began with a roasted malt character, followed by a light grassiness and citrus, like orange peel. Like eating a handful of earth: the grassiness mixed with the earthiness of the malt. Bitterness hits in the back, after the swallow, but is so light as to hardly be noticeable. Somewhat sweet, actually. Where it really loses it for me is the mouthfeel: light and watery. Light carbonation is nice, but the drink is so insubstantial. I like the balance of roasted malts and hops, though.