17Beer (352) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2016 Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cider and toffee aroma with some floral hop. Pours clear copper with a fizzy tan head. Decidely sweet. Again with strong toffee and apple character. Some bitterness on the finish. Thin body. A little cloying.
Yeast your malt aromas. Pours orange with an off-white head with tiny bubbles. Good lacing. Nice sour notes of dried apricots and mild hops. Mild carbonation with a great long astringent finish. Very drinkable. dlovell2 (2133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Pours amber with off white head. Aroma is biscuit malt with fruitiness and floral hops. Flavor is dry biscuit malt with tart berries. Some mineral notes and citrus followes and a citrus, floral, and pine finish. Really enjoyed. AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Burnt red leather color. Almost no nose except faint hoppiness. It’s strong with a cream/ red ale mix, high bitterness, dense malt profile, faint blackberry, lots of honey. I don’t know much about this one but it’s the most memorable at least for how well melded everything is. cheap (5856) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Not really red, more like darker iced tea. Has a slight aroma that I think is unique and somewhat astringent if that’s possible. Unique carries over to the flavors. Almost tart but its not. Yes unques all the way round. Comes across fairly mild for the 5.5 it claims to be. Pretty cool label fer sure. Like able fer sure overall. Quick3Beers (1232) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a dark reddish amber from a bottle. Nothing much going on here, either in the nose or the flavor, just a kind of yeasty maltiness. Meh.
rjplumer (1095) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Smooth and malt like. Red and clear. Smooth and tasty. Full bodied and a treat to drink. Worth a try. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes recently found.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance had a decent looking amber to red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. There was some light lacing.
The smell had a decent roasted apple of sorts gracing between some English malts.
The taste took those flavors to town and made it semi-sweet but it really felt and tasted really like a true English ESB.
On the palate, this one sat fairly light, but tried to show a semi-medium of sorts on the body. It was fairly sessionable and had a decent carbonation running about it.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good ESB worth trying. If anything, this honestly went really well with BBQ pork. Damn, what a mighty fine day that was! BeerFanDan17 (1120) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 21, 2014
Interesting brew with heavy caramel notes. Pours a rich golden with a short frothy head.
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This beer pours a red amber with nice a head. There is a strong taste at first but then balances out. The after taste feels sweet. A very tasty amber ale. annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Malty, nutty aroma with a little skunk. Flavor is malty and nutty and unfortunately slightly skunked, with some bittering hops in the finish. Decent but pretty standard red ale.