argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2009
(draft) Clear amber body with medium off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, some bread, orange. Taste is medium sweet, floral/earthy, some bread, light caramel, honey. Soft light-medium body, light resin. Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
A deep copper amber ale with a thin lacing creamy mocha head. In aroma, a mineral malt with grassy hops, wild grass, not bad. In mouth, a nice nutty malt with grassy hops, light treacle notes, very nice. On tap at AFB Burlington, March 18 2012. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-hint of chocolate. Taste is plenty of medium malt-hint of chocolate, roasty, secondary hops (sterling/English?). Smooth. OK carbonation. jercraigs (10365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
2013-04-27. Crisp dark golden amber body. Small off white head and lace. 3+ Aroma of modest hops, slightly odd English meets American hops. A not quite tangy quality to it. Flavour is similar, modest bitterness, odd character to the hops. Average plus palate. Okay, did not really care for it overall. On tap at Blackback Pub, Waterbury. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
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mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
Petite flowers and leaves grow under the fruity caramel maltiness. Subtle, but well positioned.
Citrusy and floral hops are ably balanced with the caramel and papaya fruitiness. Carbonation cannot overcome the important caramel, which is appreciated in this well-crafted, malty bitter to accompany your scrumptious pizza.
A pair of overalls, and to work we go.
[5270-20130427] Tap. Mild chocolate dusted grains and apple fruit aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a long-lasting foamy white head. Boozy apple grains and malt flavour. Medium body. Odd, not bad. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1-
TaktikMTL (7786) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2006
(@ Black Back Pub, Waterbury, VT)
Verre de dégustation chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de fruits tropicaux et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Saveur: Goût de noix rôtis et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de brûlé en arrière goût. (Rating #587) AirForceHops (7233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Draft Three Penny Tap Room. Pint glass displays a clear amber with low carbonation. Nose is really nothing but bread malt. Taste thankfully is better. Malt and hops are balanced just right. I find myself going to the ESB style more often after a strong night of drinking. Well, I.had a hard weekend of.drinking so.... This brew was nice and.east to drink on a Sunday afternoon. It’s decent if you want a mellow brew. Worth a try if you like the style. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Pours a clear deep copper with a nice, frothy, off-white and well-lacing head. Aroma is lightly caramel malty with a nice hoppy presence. Body is full, crisp, and malty, but more bitter than most ESBs. Finishes somewhat clean with some stinging carbonation. An ok version of the style. ClarkVV (6700) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2005
On draught at the brewpub (well it’s really a nice restaurant with a small brewery), 4/16/05. Dark copper-auburn, medium amount of mostly dissipating off-white head, quite transluscent body, light lacing. Smells fuzzy and bitter, with light toasted malt, a bit of iron and caramel. Flavor begins dry, lightly woody/grainy with lots of toasted malt. Prickly, but not very bitter hops add good balance and as it warms and finishes there is a touch of creamy caramel. Very crystally (malt), quite carbonated, but oh so fresh tasting. Medium body with no water/thinning.