CapFlu (5128) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
(Draught) Sampled at the brewpub in Burlington, VT. Pours a white, thin foamy head with an orange body. Lasting head. Sweet, fruity with a passion fruit and hempy hops aroma. Oily, bitter and fruity. A great tart dry finish. jcwattsrugger (12433) - 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. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt orange almost amber color with a nice transparency about it. Sly carbonation runs steadily up. Foamy finger’s worth of white head. Dissipates nice and even. Moderate lace.
The aroma picks up a sly malted biscuity sweetness rolling on into some light earthy to grassy hops. Sly butter-ed honey underneath.
The flavor yields to the malts crisp and sweet, subtle grassy hops come back to balance or try to at least. Biscuity malty aftertaste rubbing against the finish appropriately.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Good fairly low carbonation. Mild malty smoothness.
Overall, good ESB for the most part. I’d be willing to have again. notalush (5883) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Tap at the brewpub - burnt brown/copper pour, with a lasting head - more of an american hop profile in the aroma, but that can be forgiven - toasty, with light caramel and roasted nuts throughout - a touch of mineral flavor makes the beer taste more "authentic" - one of the better beers I had here. BrettTaylor (778) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
pours a clear amber gold with hints of red. No head, no lacing. Subtle malt on nose, a bit of bitterness and malt on palate. Med long finish. Quite drinkable.
ClarkVV (6757) - 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. GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Aroma:Caramel and hops aroma.....
Appearance:Orange good head....
Flavor:Good bitterness,good malt flavor...
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2007
(draught at restaurant) orange-amber with off white head. Mild malt aroma with perhaps a hint of hops. Flavor is caramel malt with a light hops finish. 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. muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2005
Draft pint at the brewpub. Faintly hazy copper with the merest touch of wispy foam...pleasant, soft flowery, honey-scented nose, aromatic hops and a whiff of cedar...sharply biting mouthfeel throughout, woody and peppery, creamy body with a nice sting of carbonation.