hopdog (12382) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2005
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, flowers and a little nutty. Tastes of flowers, caramel (lighter than the aroma), nuts and light toffee. The light bitter finish balances out the sweet start. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/06/2007DocLock (10652) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
clear dark copper, dense beige head, drippy lace, sweet caramel malt aroma with light earthy hops, lots of rich caramel flavor, nice sweetness that eventually dries out and leads to a light bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
I like this ESB, but I don't seek it out. It seems to lack balance, and tastes a little sour to me. It has a nice aroma, and is definitely bitter, but is not near the top of my ESB list. FROTHINGSLOSH (7697) - 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. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Pours a clear bright copper with a thin-lacing, puffy off-white head. Grainy, sweet crystal malty aroma has a touch of English hoppiness and some mustiness. Body starts with a semi-sweet, dry, grainy maltiness, a thick palate and a bittersweet hoppy finish. A decent, fairly authentic ESB. Thanks to IMtheOptimator for the bottle!
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Bottle: Dark honey, moderate off-white foamy head, settles quickly leaving slight lacing. Fairly sweet malty nose, slight mash, a bit of wheat toast and pale fruit skin. Fruity/malty start on this one, also kinda grainy. Lacks any real sort of bitterness. Comes across as more of an Amber than an ESB as the bitterness is fairly low, and the maltiness is set higher than your average ESB. Malty ESB, weak Amber, take your pick.   Body and mouthfeel are average. Quick finish, fairly clean, in fact, very quick finish. Only lingering sweet & sour malt notes, slight bruised apple/pear. No real bitterness to left to linger as the bitterness is too subtle Average. Would make a great pizza beer tho. Thanks to northerntimber and kramer17801 for each sending me a bottle! kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light amber body under a one finger fizzy beige head. A few lazy streams of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is very light with a definate husky/grainy component. A little diacetyl as well. Flavor is pretty thin with some light crystal malt, minimal hop bitterness, and a little of that diacetyl on the finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied and thin with moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, less than impressive, and not the best example of the style. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Poured a light brown color with an off white head. Aroma was of plain malts, not too much outstanding here. Flavor was much the same, very bland and a bit watery BBB63 (6557) - 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. egajdzis (6502) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Poured an orange amber color with a small quickly diminishing off white head. Malty, vanilla, hay and almost a strawberryish aroma. There is also hay in the taste, wierd. Also some malt and a slightly bitter hop taste as well as some orange peel. I don't know why hay was all over this one?