True Britt ESB - Lonerider Brewing Company
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PhillyStyle:
4.2/5 rDev +11.4%
The beer appeared a deep, dark amber color that produced an excellent, slightly off-white head that was very well retained. The beer gave off a very nice malty aroma with perhaps a slight earthy hop, but not much. The beer's taste followed the nose, a healthy dose of roasted malts from beginning to end. The beer had a medium feel to it, extremely easy to drink and highly drinkable. Very smooth, nice carbonation with a nice dry finish. Overall, one of the better American ESBs that I have tried.
09-02-2013 16:02:05 | More by PhillyStyle
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3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
A guest tap at Fullsteam yesterday.Poured into a standard pint a clear copper color with a 1/2 finger white head that held pretty well.Leafy hops and bready malt in the nose,some fruity esters came into play as well,rather light in the nose but appetizing enough.Good bready malt on the palate wich is the main component of the beer,lightly fruity with mild leafy hops in a nice finish.A solid ESB it won't blow you away but it's a nice session-style beer.
05-28-2012 14:50:04 | More by oberon
3.43/5 rDev -9%
12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Appearance: Pours a dark amber color capped by a thin and fragile head. Decent spotty lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell: Very mild; malt dominated; sweet notes of brown sugar and caramel.
Taste: Caramel malt base with intimations of brown bread; earthy/spicy hops soon appear and stay in good balance to the malts all the way to the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp, moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish.
Overall: well crafted and easy drinking but rather mild, particularly in the nose.
01-22-2014 23:54:04 | More by chinchill
3.53/5 rDev -6.4%
On tap at Falls Tap Room
A - amber with a thin lacing of white head
S - toasted malts, some caramel
T - caramel, toasted malts, faint citrus
M - medium bodied, smooth, crisp
This is a rather simple beer. It's incredibly drinkable and clean, but ultimately boring. The flavor is balanced but faint. There's nothing here to keep me interested. This is a one and done for me.
10-22-2012 01:45:40 | More by tdm168
3.03/5 rDev -19.6%
Served from tap into a shaker. Poured red-orange with half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bread, and spicy hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, spice, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty average brew. For the style this one wasn’t really that impressive if I am completely honest. Some of the right flavors were there, but it still lacked any sort of balance that I usually like in this style. The fact that it wasn’t very well balanced also lead me to not fully finishing my glass before leaving Charlotte for the day. Glad I got to tick it, but I wouldn’t suggest it for any other reasons.
09-04-2012 10:52:01 | More by thagr81us
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
@ Busy Bee
Deep, clear amber color under a little frothy head. Reserved toasty cereal malt, leather, tea, and sweet bread aromas. Lots of flavor from a beer that hits the low end of ABV for the style. Sweetened black tea, subtle biscuit, and caramel. Moderate bitterness. No prominent fruity esters. Not too shabby all around. Certainly a pleasant, sessionable ESB.
Update: In the bottle, this is a quite tasty, sessionable beer. I'm upping the scores a bit all around.
09-10-2012 15:13:21 | More by wedge
4/5 rDev +6.1%
Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color capped by a finger of foam; decent streakage down the side of the pint glass
Smell: Fruity and bready, with an earthy hop aspect
Taste: Opens with a caramel base that quickly adds a stone fruit element; earthy hops arrive in the middle and provide a nice balance to the malts in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Nice to see a North Carolina brewery take a stab at this style; I was just talking about the lack of ESBs in the market with somebody earlier in the week and here I stumble across this one - a darn good effort, too
08-18-2012 21:40:02 | More by brentk56
True Britt ESB from Lonerider Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.