UXO (1896) - CANADA - AUG 17, 2016
Appearance: clear medium gold with one finger of rocky ivory head, good retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: bready and grainy caramel malt, floral, light grassy and citrus. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5)
A decent ESB, with dominant sweet caramel malt and a mild floral/grassy hop character. Not my favourite style by a long shot, but a decent example of the style regardless. Lingering bitter makes this a little more emphatic than typical for the style, which I appreciate. Solid. (13/20) Ferris (15266) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle - Carame and nice hops. Clear gold with a rich white head. Nice spice and Perfumy hops. Solid. tmalaher (304) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Sampled this at 5th annual East Kootenay Fairmont beer festival 2016. Not overly Hoppy but a nice ESB mcberko (17815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
On tap at Tin Whistle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out bready malt and floral English hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with bitter floral English hops and biscuity malt. Very floral on the finish. Not overly refined. Meh. Lagerboy (2206) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Bomber. Clear duller orange copper, off-white fading foam. Citric caramel malty aroma. Taste is moderately bitter, quite citrusy, leaner c-malt, slightly floral and herbal. Average carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
CapFlu (5127) - 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. WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - OCT 26, 2012
This is a good North American style ESB. I use the geographical adjective because honestly I’ve yet to have a North American ESB anything similar to an English ESB, the hops take a much larger role here and instead of a berry finish you get a hollow hop pound here, but I like both styles, and this is a good version of what you get here. ie Caramelized citrus. fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle from Central City Liquor Store, SurreyPowertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
Hazy golden color, small head. Aroma of malt, caramel and some vegetables. Caramel flavor, mild, with a hint of cabbage and vegetables again, luckily quite low; correct bitterness.
Not bad, but with minor flaws.
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. RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
Sweet, malty, bready aroma with a touch of fruit. Initially the flavors replicate the nose, and then some bitterness emerges. Lots of malt present - caramel and bread - and I find those flavors take over. Especially in the finish. Poor.