Thursday, July 31, 2008
Deep ruby / orange in color this esb pours with a thin but dense head. The aroma is of floral hops and a touch of caramel. The flavor is fruity with an easy plum, pear quality. The hop flavor is floral and minty. The malt is a bit sweet and toffeeish with a light nutty hint. The finish is straight up hop bitter. Not the shocking, overwhelming kind but the sit up and take notice kind.