steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Pours light orange with no significant head. Nose is mildly breadlike/malty. Flavor is mildly to moderately bitter with streaks of malt and caramel. Seems a bit watered down. badgerben (5325) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Amber color with no head. Well, it’s definitely bitter... There is a fair amount of malt to try and balance it out, but doesn’t quite do it. Still a very tasty ESB. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Amber Coloring. Smelled Quite Hoppy to Be. Taste is Very Hoppy and Bitter...Hard To Get Away From it. Pretty Raw Brew. lamas (1655) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Bottle. Pours a pretty amber color with a bubbly tan head. Smells simply of malts and maybe a little caramel. Tastes malty and refreshingly crisp. Begins sweetly and the more I drink the more I notice the bitterness. Not a favorite of mine. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Nice glassy amber body with trails of bubbles feading a nice soft head. The aroma is quite malty, but nothing spectacular. The flavor is a breaddish sweetness combined with a subtle finish that has a mild roasted taste. The bitterness comes in right in the middle of the taste and doesn’t do the beer all that bad. Not an outstanding beer, but another fine experience from Weyerbacher.
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2004
pours a hazy amber color with a small quickly disappearing head. Malty caramel aroma, doughy, rye bead, and something odd that I can’t describe. I smelled it 20 times and can’t tell other than it is wrong. The beer is light and thin with some malt a tad of bitter and something else that again shouldn’t really beer there. It doesn’t affect the flavor as much as the aroma and it only affects the aroma when you swirl it. Hmm. belgianhomebrew (645) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Caramel aroma, with the slightest hint of hops. Body is quite malty with lots of sweet caramel flavor. Hop flavor could be kicked up a little bit, but all in all a decent brew. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Bottle: Pours hazy deep amber with some floaties, large initial off-white head and good lace. The aroma has notes of caramalized malts, bread, lemon-lime, orange zest, aromatic hops, and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts surprisingly mellow and sweet, lots of fruity character and bready background. More bitters and a zesty undertone are dominate on the finish. The feel is crisp, very lively (burp!), and dry. Slightly metallic as well. A good ESB with some character, worthy of a try. Thanks DocLock. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Deep amber with a weak white head. Nose was malty, doughy, caramel. And a scent that was familiar but I couldn’t place. Lightly carbonated, light to medium bodied. Flavor was watered down. Caramel sweetness. Just didn’t do it for me. dolemike1 (1289) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Decent. Aroma of caramel, some hops, nice amber color, decent head, flavor starts lightly malty, some hops in the finish. Decent, just decent.