drpimento (3814) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2018 48FanInCali (857) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Brownish copper pour with a decent non lasting head. Nose was pleasant with plenty of hops and other floral and spice notes. Taste has a very familiar FFF hop forward presence along with a solid malt backbone. Enjoyable different approach to this style.
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It's really good, I guess, but from an American perspective. Great body, good hopping, and appearance. But I like the British better with fuggles hops and lower carbonation. drdisque (899) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2017
Taster and Bangers & Lace. Strong apricot and mango flavor. Moderately bitter. I had no clue it was an ESB. It tasted just like one of FFF's myriad of Pale Ale type beers but slightly fruited up. Sort of bready in body, but really again, not that far off of their normal fare. phranq (250) - - JUL 22, 2017
I have an old bottle. Wasted hops in the nose. Bitterness prevalent in taste and finish. I bet its great fresh! Palme (4856) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 28, 2017
0.65l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Only my cat like reflexes saved this from fountain ingen over the table. No gusher, but wants out and it has a massive really good looking near fluffy everlasting off-white head. All this on top of a cloudy deep orangey warm body. Looks nice and smells really nice as well. Lots of malty and fruity nuances. Hard to describe this aroma. It’s almost yeast nutty with a rush of red berries and sweet melon. Yeah, wish every enn could smell like this. This is tasty. Super car smelly and somewhat sweet all this without being too much. It’s spot on the carbonation and it has a fantastic feeling in the mouth as well. Lots of ripe fruity touches with minerally rocks and earth. There is lots of wet rocks and even a little bit of spicy licorice here. So much flavor! My expectations were quite low before popping the cap on this, but wow. This is one amazing esb. 23.10.2013 jgb9348 (6581) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Deep, super hazy brown and toffee coloured body with a great, three centimetre tall light brown head that looks nice and tops the beer even better. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, earth, grain, rye, german/english hops and a bit of alcohol - rather pungent in the nose. Medium-bodied; Very earthy and toffee-y flavours up front with a lot of toasted malt, grain, rye and english hops with some sugars and a lot of alcohol noticeable. Aftertaste shows the grain and earth more than anything else, but the lighter alpha acid hops show through along with the earthy sugars and a touch of fruit. Overall, a decent ESB with some good qualities, but nothing too impressive or out of the ordinary. Definitely not a must-have beer or worth spending a lot on - but nice to finally sample. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from King Richard’s Wine & Liqour in Michigan City, Indiana on 09-September-2015 for US$8,99 sampled at home in Washington on 30-August-2016.
MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Floral hops, earl grey tea, wet straw, very bittersweet orange, marmalade. Hazy gold, small, creamy, off-white head. Medium bitter. More earl grey tea, pine, floral hops, light sweet grain and bread malts coming up, caramel, soft carbonation, light bitter and dry finish. Nice ESB, quite intense Earl Grey flavours, niche, floral bitters. Bottle from Discount Liquor, Milwaukee. nuplastikk (6511) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Tap at Dexters. Filtered caramel amber-brown body. Off-white pillowy head. Nice tropical hop notes over classic British ESB caramel amber notes. Pretty good, medium bodied, not so much malt depth. Kind of bright and awkward for the style. OK. JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Average frothy, off-white head. Clear orange to copper colored body. Aromas of lightly toasted bread. Some green hops and licorice as well as a hint of cooked corn. Lightly sweet throughout. Flavors of corn, herbs and wintergreen. 6/10
ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 17, 2016
A really good ESB. More hops than I typically like in an ESB, but the pineyness is pretty appealing. Nice, caramel backbone. Picked up in Chicago in 2016. markducommun (1231) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Clear reddish mahogany, white head. Light brown sugar, grain. Some light biscuity notes. Grass. Quite bitter, a good bit of sweetness. Medium body, some light oiliness, an amount of acidity, some carbonation. Some alcohol. Quite good.
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