bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - APR 10, 2011
16oz can, thanks Tim. Pours a lightly chill hazed bright light copper with plenty of off white head that leaves behind spotty lacing. Quite a bit of hop going on for an esb, piney, resinous, light citrus notes, malt is present but not heavy and adds hints of caramel and toasted bread. Bitter hop flavor up front, slight hint of orange, then moves into big malt flavors, but the malt flavor is sharp and bready not syrupy and overly sweet. Although the malts overshadow the hops in the middle, the bittering comes back in the end and adds to a drier finish. Not normally an esb guy, but I would buy this again if it were available to me. Nice stuff, thanks Tim. alexsdad06 (11242) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2011
16 oz. can from Root Cellar. Pours a clear deep amber/copper color with a medium sized creamy ivory head. The aroma has grass, some citrus and resiny hops and a touch of caramel malt. The flavor is toasted bread with hints of caramel, light citrus, grass, with decent bitterness to the finish. Medium bodied. This is a drinkable option with a slight bump for the can. Golf season is here and you can’t have too many options in cans. Tmoney99 (15137) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2011
Can. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2011
16oz can. Large off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, bread, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, grapefruit, some orange. Medium body, some chewiness, light acidity. Not an ESB as I think of one. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2011
can shared during AZRBWG. Pour is deep gold with a white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, light toast, and stale grassy hops. Flavor shows pretty much the same with some underlying citrus and paper.
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Golenish pour. White head. Boring caramel and lightly fruity arom and flavor. Very light bitter note. djd07 (16317) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2011
On tap at TapWerks OKC. Pours a clear copper with a small creamy white head with sticky lacing. The aroma is a floral hops and grapefruit. Thin mouthfeel with a hoppy bite and nice bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well making it easy to drink, a very good ESB from Tallgrass. 66gtk (1) - Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2011 does not count
This beer keeps getting better the more I drink it. I have enjoyed 2 batches of this, and it’s great. Sledutah (7979) - Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Can shared at RBWG 2011, thanks maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Appearance: Hazy golden with a small white head and light lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, caramel and tart fruit
Taste: Tart fruits, caramel and some bitterness
At the 5th Annual Richmond Industry Gathering on 11/28/2010 courtesy of Mike. Clear amber body with a small off-white ehad. Earthy fruit and alcohol aroma. Earthy flavor with some caramel. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.