OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2005
12 oz bottle obtained in a trade with Firemoose15.. Thanks Mel! Pours amber and pretty clear with a nice frothy white head that laces the glass. Aroma is of sharp hops and caramel malts. Flavor is quite malty and sweet, notes of caramel and nuts but finishes with a nice sharp bitter hop finish. On the palate this is quite crisp and clean and has a nice bitter bite and even sourness to it on the finish. This is a pretty good ESB. biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Decent ESB. A nice hoppiness to it, nothing great. Weyerbacher has a great variety of awesome beers, so I will have to pass on this again and go for some of their other stuff. FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Weyerbacher has done some nice beers. ESBs are a bit hit or miss for me though. This was my first time trying this one. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet and nutty. The flavor is sour nut with a light body and a dry finish. Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Another fresh out the bottle a toasted malt sensation reaches your nose. Looking through the glass a reddish dark amber swirls. A few sips later I found it to be tasty and lightly bitter. A full body yet lively enough to finish clean. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Frothy off-white head atop a deep amber body. Slight silage notes in a dry malty aroma. There is some orange in there adding to the silage aspect as well. Light stale and dry chocolate and caramel taste that is on top of a mostly bready component, and finishes with some light hops. Its mildly complex but uninteresting.
JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Clear bright copper color with a modest head of beige bubbles. Caramel aromas, similar to the start of making caramel with the butter and brown sugar. A light floral nose as well. Floor malt flavors dominate with some earthiness, dry toffee, and a touch of peat. Alcohol seems to be quite noticeable. Quite a lively palate. Long malt and mild licorice linger. I like the maltiness, seems a bit closer to an Irish ale. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Pour is pretty red amber with a thin off white head...smell is very sweet and malty with hints of dirt and sweat...taste is fairly generic for this style...good but generic...finish is a little sticky and sweet... DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2005
This beer pours a clear dark amber color with a thin frothy pearlish head and a tiny bit of lacing. The aroma is malty and earthy with hints of citrus and twigs, dirt and bark. Definitely earthy... The flavor is malty, dry, barky, and of course bitter. Mildly carbonated but medium to light mouthfeel, sticky malty with a hint of cardboardy finish. Some green grass in the finish, a hint of sticky apricot and malt. Nice mouthfeel, not overwhelming, a pleasant beer I could clump into the session group. DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Bottled, acquired in trade from DocLock! Bright brown body, thin head. Lightly caramel roast in the malts.. Yes, there is a lightly floral hop wandering around here. Lightly smoky finish. richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
I thought this was very bitter, even for an ESB. The flavor until the tail was excellent, but as I got to the end, the bitterness was almost overwhelming. They are using their new brewing equipment to make this and the Hops Infusion brews, and that has improved the flavor, but I was a bit put out by the amount of bitterness they created.