blutt59 (6563) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2010
can, thanks to cavie, orange in color with soapy foam, caramel and pine needles aromas, flavors of sweet caramel and bitter metallic hops ben4321 (6422) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Location: 16 oz can from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 11/14/11
vyvvy (6400) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Aroma: The nose is rather hoppy, with some nice pine, floral, bread, and citrus notes to it
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear caramel-brown color with a big, thick, foamy off-white head
Flavor: Tastes kind of one-dimensional bitter with lots of resin, floral, and citrus, light malt backing
Palate: The body is medium-full, it is a little sticky and fairly creamy on the mouth, with a lengthy, dry finish
This is a bitter Bitter. It really isnít a typical British style ESB, but more of an amped up American-style take that doesnít feel on style, maybe closer to an IPA then an ESB. Still an interesting beer though. It is the best thing Iíve tried from Tallgrass thus far, and I think Iíll drink it again.
Pours crystal clear deep amber with a hefty tan head. The aroma gas toasted bready malt that is super clean, light cream and cotton candy with spicy / piny hops. Medium rough grainy body that gets a bit smoother on the finish and has semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts with a very earthy rough taste. It is very dry with some caramel in there and the finish brings in some pine and wood. Well made, but it is a bit on the rough side and not something Iíll grab too often when Iím picking up a Tallgrass 4 pack. RobertDale (6393) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Sample at KC Beerfest 10-22. Comes clear amber with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, citrus and hops. Taste is floral hops, sweet malt and caramel. Decent bitterness. JStax (6366) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Poured into a footed pilsner glass. Appearance is a dark hazy copper with a thick, velvety head of khaki foam. Aroma is a musty pine with a sweet grapefruit wafting in toward the end of the whiff. Slight malty backbone in there too. Taste is lightly bitter. The malt really dominates in this beer. It is super hoppy for an ESB, but this beer wouldnít necessarily overpower anybody. Smooth, creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Light carbonation on the tongue. This is a good beer.
Suttree (6361) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Interesting that this is called an ESB on the can and an IPA here, because when we were drinking this I commented on what an IPA-ish ESB this is. So, yeah, this is like a full bodied, slightly malty IPA. I liked it. Thanks to theisti for the trade! obguthr (6304) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Can: Peppery hay nose with toffee undertones. Clear copper, medium yellow head, good lacing. Flavor is heavily dominated by tea, but clover honey is also prominent. Grain notes are occasionally detected. Lilly and marigold finish. Alcohol not noticeable. Traditional and authentic British aromas and flavors. Carbonation and strength is more of the American flavor. Quite an interesting interpretation of an ESB decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Amber pour with tan head and lace. Caramel malt and a nice citrus hop aroma. Camarel malt with a citrus bitter. medium bodied with good carbonation. jcw. nuplastikk (6225) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2010
16oz can. Thick, orange-brown, with a creamy off white/beige head. Nice floral hop aroma. Thick and full bodied, with a toasty sweet malty taste and a solid hop backbone. A little mellow on the carbonation, which helps give it an English feel I suppose. The hops and ABV let you know this is all American, with a resiny thick finish. Well done, enjoyable beer. TheBeerGod (6209) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Can. Iced tea colored with tall, sturdy beige head. Aroma is floral and earthy hops with tea leaves, sweet malt, toasted caramel, toffee and citrus. Taste is citrusy hops, earthy hops, caramel, toffee notes, soft nuttiness, floral notes and light nuttiness. Body is medium with a thick, frothy carbonation. Ends with light lemon iced tea, floral and earthy hops, soft spicy hops, caramel, toffee, citrus and sweet malt.