urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Terribly similar to Yards ESA with its British fruitiness. Actually lots of flavors here, tightly wound. A handsome pint, but there is something about it that makes me a bit nauseous, again, just like Yards. Strange. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Not extremely bitter, but the hops aren’t hiding liek some ESB’s I’ve had. Good beer. CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - NOV 12, 2002
Not as bitter as I thought it would be but still an excellent brew. Hoppy taste and a good crisp aftertaste. Another good brew from Weyerbacher. ;) slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
Very good ESB, a lot smoother than a lot of ESB’s. It could use some more hops. Not as bitter as some ESB’s. SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Copper/Orange color. Decent hops in the beginning, but finishes on the mild/malty side. There’s a slight metallic taste here and a somewhat musty, nutty, grassy aftertaste that just doesn’t seem to match the style.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2002
Slight head which leaves a small filmy residue which lingers for a while. Nice amber color with medium carbonation. Great balance between malt and hops in the aroma, while the flavor is slightly skewed towards the malt. Very smooth and easy to drink. No off flavors. ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Head is quick to disappear. Not as carbonated as the Scotch Ale. Sharp and crisp with a citrus flavor. The malt is more dominant than the hops. The flavor is pronounced and lasting. The color is a slightly cloudy brownish auburn beer. beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2002
Good ESB. Nothing real special about it SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
hard working beer for hard working guys TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2002
Hazy orange-copper liquid. Semi-rocky head. Aroma is dominated by crystal malt, followed by caramel, red apples, and nuts. Vinous twang first comes to mind as beer hits the tongue, then comes a nice toastiness with some mustiness and herb hints. I find this a bit overly carbonated for the style. Palate is watery and bland. Hops are only slightly detected. Cheers, Venom.