5 Seasons 285 Gridlock ESB
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This is a traditional English style ale brewed with four malts and four hops. The complex malt character and deep copper color balances with the mild English hops delivering a smooth finish. Alcohol runs about 5% and the carbonation is relatively low. Enjoy a few! Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4263) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2016
On tap at the brewpub (from Jan. 2012 notes) ... the only way to enjoy their beers, almost all of which are worthy of wider distribution. This "traditional English style ale brewed with four malts and four hops", arrived with a large creamy tan head that had exceptional durability. Moreover, the glass was mostly covered by creamy bubbles as the beer lowered. The beer is a dark reddish-brown; clear and attractive. Somewhat dank and earthy aroma, rather par for the course with an ESB, but not appreciated nonetheless. The flavor is richer, i think, than usual in this style, with a slightly lower malt/hop ratio. In any case, there is a clear hop spiciness together with a rich malt base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1920) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Nice copper color, slightly hazy, with a medium, off-white head and good lacing. Great malty nose, with notes of caramel, oats, and ripe apples. Mild hop bitterness follows, lending some resinous and earthy character. Sweet and malty flavor up front, with a strong, but nicely balanced bitterness. Medium body, a little chalky, syrupy, and smooth. Overall, this is a great, aromatic, and balanced beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7303) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Atlanta, Ga. - on tap at the Prado location. Sparkling medium amber pour, light off-whitebhead, great lacing. Faint spruce aroma. Minty backbone in the flavor, light citrus bitterness, some nuttiness. Crisp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (1118) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft pours a dark amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of caramel, sweet malt, light floral. Light bodied, with a slightly bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12675) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Draft - Sweet caramel with some grains. Clear amber with a decent white head. Lots of caramel and a very light appropriate bitterness. Very true to style, well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel and citrus. Flavor contains some caramel, citrus, and herbal notes. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Overall good session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5779) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Deep copper almost red. Light earthy hops aroma. Sweet malt and apple like kicker. Medium bodied with nice soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Red-orange, sticky beige head. Toasty, grainy, grassy aroma. Taste is mostly sweet caramel, a bit metallic, bitter, grassy, some apples and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2009
This turned out to be my favorite beer in the flight of five I had here on 9/17/09. The flavor profile is closer to the American ingrediants of a pale ale than to a British ESB. Both the smell and the flavor are quite earthy. The color of the brew is light brown (and cloudy). Nice lace. The finish features a bittering hop that has some staying power in the aftertaste. The balance is pleasant and would make it easy to keep ordering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2009
On tap at Prado. Poured a clearish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty, toasty, earthy, lightly hopped, and lightly bitter. Taste is very malty, with toasted bread notes and bitter notes as well. A relatively simple and refreshing brew. Mouth is smooth and the body is average. Overall, a decent brew.

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