CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Liquor Plus (Douglas). I’m proud to say that I got Liquor Plus to bring this ESB in to Victoria. I tried it a few years back at the brewery and was very impressed, it could be one of the best bitters (when fresh) in the province. Pours a large, frothy white head atop a amber body. Good carbonation. Nose is biting with bitter hops and the flavour is well balanced between the hops and malt with bitterness through the finish. A real gem that should be sought after. TBeer (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2005 does not count
This beer is aromatic but not pushy. It satisfies the upper palate with a tangy bitterness but finishes smooth and clean. The first tastes are of caramel and citrus. Very Satisfying. pootzboy (1784) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2005
Purchased a 650ml bomber from Willow park. The pour revealed a amber-orange ale with a great sticky, long lasting cap. Floral-fruity aroma; sweet malts and a twang of citrus in the nose. Medium bodied, mellow...huge malts and lovely citrus-pine hops...moderately mild bitterness in the finish...a very malty and nicely hopped ESB....very drinkable...one of the best domestics of the variety I have tasted. VertBaconStrips (2395) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAY 30, 2009
***review from April 19, 2006***Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
Nice dark apricot colour and big Viagra induced head with really nice sticky lace...er...lacing. Something Twilight Zone like happened in my glass when the beer started cascading and oscillating dark diamonds which moved upwards to the top of the glass - freaking amazing - had to be the glass and lighting set up or an acid flashback - go with the latter. Crisp hoppy aroma with a bit of sweetness noted. Sweet lemon (background) and light malts complimented the excellent tasty bitter hops very well - not at all watery. Killer mouth feel. Nice and bitter! Excellent beer.
Single bottle purchased from the Tin Whistle Brewery in Pentiction, BC on 07/01/2012. Colour: Medium brown with white creamy head. Nose: Dominant toffee malt and cinnamon spiced hops, in fact smells like a hot fresh cinnamon bun. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour. German Backerei fresh roll, burnt-bitter hops mid, toast and jam late. Borderline too sweet for what it is, but still quite drinkable.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2005
Pours a light amber with fine head. Aroma of pears and caramel followed by malty caramel flavour which itself is chased by a good dose of hops. This one has a neat dualism between hops and caramel sweetness. TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2005
fruity malt aroma, maybe some candy aromas as well. Pours a nice copper brown, nice tannish head that sticks around. Mid-range body. Hoppy, satisfying finish. Hoppier than most Canadian IPAs. A satisfying session-type ale and quite drinkable. pintbypint (3763) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2006
650ml brown bottle. Light orange tone, small but stable white head. Aroma is faintly malty, slight floral notes with a hint of butterscotch. Flavour is quite malty, toasted malts, slight caramel notes. Citrus-y (light grapefruit) hop presence in the finish. Medium body with light carbonation. MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
This poured a cloudy but well-carbonated coppery orange colour, with a smallish, foamy white head. Not much nose with this one, maybe a little hop but it was hard to detect. Taste was pretty good, lots of hopped bitterness, one of the best ESB’s I’ve had in some time. Mouthfeel was not spectacular but I’d drink this again anytime. tmalaher (306) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Sampled this at 5th annual East Kootenay Fairmont beer festival 2016. Not overly Hoppy but a nice ESB