834 Happy As Ale - This 4.6% ABA beer pours a somewhat hazy dark orange-golden in color with a thin white head. The aroma is spicy and herbal/floral, just a touch of fruit. The taste is malty, lightly toasted and caramel, with a very bitter and dry finish. As the bitterness wanes, there is a pleasing lightly fruity aftertaste. It seems much more bitter than its listed 35 IBU's. Overall, a pretty good beer.
1327 Pod's ESB - This 5.6% ABV beer pours hazy, yet a bright and glowing orange and amber in color. There is a short head of thin off-white foam. The aroma is somewhat floral, and fruity, with fresh plums and dried apricots. The taste is malty, light caramel, followed immediately by a floral and grassy bitterness. The overall effect is refreshing, but very flavorful. The taste is far better than the aroma, and this makes a very good English bitter.