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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: 35   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (19) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2014
BOTTLE. Didnít 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 (62) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
Caramel, toffee flavours. I havenít 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 (11) - 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 (287) - 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 (3057) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmar33 (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
Tap @ Brewery. ESBís are not really my thing, but I found I enjoyed this. Good full bodied malty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1006) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy copper amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Caramel and toffee malt aromas provide a background for spicy and fruity hops notes. Citrus and fruity hops up front lead into toffee malt and candied fruits in the mid-palate. Floral and fruity hops come through in the finish. This is an impressive attempt at an ESB by a non-English brewer, something which is always hard to find.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 19, 2014
Very bitter stout tasting beer. 500ml bottles hic...............................................

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
Reddish-amber. Aroma is earthy, sweet caramel, light bitterness. Not hugely impressive...maybe disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (365) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber with a thin brown/white head and quite heavy lacing. Grainy aromas of bread dough, caramel malt, dried fruit and a spicy hop note towards the end. Big, caramel malt, bread dough flavours, interspersed with a touch of dried fruits sweetness and a citrus/spice hop clean up. Really rich, creamy mouthfeel with perfectly low carbonation, just how a English style bitter should be.


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