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Brewed by 4 Pines Brewing Company
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Sydney, Australia
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A full flavoured, amber coloured English ale. Rich toffee and raisin sweetness from the malt, balanced with a firm bitterness and a fresh, herbal hop aroma.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1362) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
500mL bottle from Beer Cartel BB 29/09/2015 Pours an attractive red-amber body, small beige head hangs around. Subtle yet complex aroma; toasted nuts, browned toffee, sweet biscuits, subtle roast, dried fruit undertones & earthy hop spice. Full bodied, subdued carbonation, bit of chewy, syrupy, unattenutated quality to the texture. Oooo...audibly tasty on the palate - plenty of toffee, biscuity, nutty, crystal malt, hints of red fruit esters, with raisiny, perhaps a touch oxidised, notes and earthy hop bitterness. Authentic tasting ESB - well done overall!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (28) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015
From bottle in English pint glass. Rich in both colour and flavour. Toffee and raison are prominent but balanced nicely by the hops. My fav Aussie ESB.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (302) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2015
500ml bottle into pint glass. Nice pepper malt nose. Mahogany red colour with foamy tan head. Taste is slight sweetness followed by intense but short bitterness. Well made & authentic bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1446) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear bright medium copper, lasting creamier tan foam. Aroma of caramel/toffee malt and dark fruit. Taste is quite sweet, caramel/toffee malt, dark fruitiness, barely bitter faint earthy herbal hop. Softer than average carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Nice enough. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ngejo (446) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 Tap. Clear, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (115) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2014
BOTTLE. Didn’t pour into glass but came across cloudy in colour, not heaps of smellonf the nose but got some malt. First taste was heavy malt, nice & thick with a bit of sweet caramel/toffee taste... Possibly better off tap. Sourced from Ceallrbrations Capel

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (253) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
Caramel, toffee flavours. I haven’t drunk much ESB - pretty nice but not rushing out to buy it again.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisbroadie (13) - Wakerley, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2014
From 500ml bottle - Ar: roasty and caramel with a grassy hop note / Ap: Dark amber almost brown, hazy, minimal tan coloured head / T: Quite bitter as expected for an ESB, slight initial sweetness but then its all about the bitter / P: Medium-ish body, thin texture, lightly carbonated, with a long bitter finish / O: Decent brew, grassy flavours and raisins really shine through the nice maltiness of the beer. Pretty good, worth round 2 for sure

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyhennessy (360) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a caramel amber with an off white head. Sweet dried fruit aroma with a sweet toffee finish. Excellent malt backbone that is the foundation of this brew. Low carbonation, however would like something more to finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3372) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor shared at Eagle Bay Brewery. Pours toffee amber with a small beige head. Nose is very sweet toffee apple with mild grass and sultana. Taste is overly sweet toffee with grass and mild dark fruits. Too sweet for me and lacking on the back end. Ok


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