omhper (25349) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2002
Reddish amber. Big perfumy hop aroma. Medium bodied. Intensly hoppy, citrusy aromatic finish. Oakes (18167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2002
Dark amber; earthy hop nose; all about the Goldings - highly original stuff here, if I had just walked out of the biosphere following a twenty-year stint. Every brewer in Ontario makes this beer. brokensail (16599) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
A: The beer pours a very murky dark brown color with a creamy off-white head with nice sticky lacing.
S: A nice nuttiness to the beer with some toasted malts. Still somewhat hoppy, actually. There’s a bit of a rubber cement smell to it as it warms up, as is a green apple note.
T: Green apple and citrus hops. A bit of straw, and a light astringency. Toasted malts with a little bit of bread to it. A little bit of sweetness, but not all that much.
M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Better than expected, but still plenty of flaws. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2002
Great beer! Pine/caramel aroma suggests a nice balance between the hops and malts. The flavor backs it up -- nice hoppiness backed by good malts. The beer is copper colored with minimal head. hopdog (12814) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a medium copperish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, citrus, caramel, and earthy. Tastes of caramel, earthy, toasted grains, and some toffee.
jcwattsrugger (12507) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
on tap-pours a light tan head with bubbles and copper/brown color. Aroma is northwest hops, some medium malt. Taste is medium malt, northwest and English hops, which makes this a lost effort to my taste and finishes thin. OK carbonation. Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Dr. Jay. Pours a golden yellow with a bit of white head, and leaving a bit of white lace. Mild English hops in aroma. Very smooth drinking, sessionable, and leaving a bit dry palate. A very good ESB. My be aye 3k. DocLock (10830) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours deep coppery colored with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is fruity hops, caramel malt, perfumy rosey florals, mild berries. Tastes hoppy, piney, with floral, berry, honeydew, and spicy notes. Not bad, but not among my favorite scratches. blipp (9501) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Obviously a bit past it’s prime, with toffee-ish malty notes, cardboard, and mild oxidation. Not undrinkable, but certainly no longer enjoyable. 3fourths (9351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2008
Draft @ Troegs a large tan head settles down on top of a dark brown walnut colored body. Nose of fresh English Ale yeast, pungent and nutty with whiffs of peanut shells, crackers and caramel, and a faint smell of dried, aged woody hops. Flavor is similar, bright and fresh, that’s the best thing, and the yeast is again nutty and full of peanut shell and cracker flavors, with a small resinous chewy caramel malt flavor as well. Ok to above average, but certainly not anything outstanding.