AleSmith Anvil ESB - All English
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A special version of Anvil ESB, with all English ingredients, including yeast, and no dry hopping, this was first served for the Barrel Aged Decadence release on 13 March 2009.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
Nice change for the Cal ale yeast version. Still malty with a little more biscuity notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - MAR 2, 2013
Pours brown red-ish white and enormous head that quickly fizzles away. Smells of fresh fruit and hints malt. Taste almost like a good cider. Very carbonated. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2428) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
Excellent ESB with a bright deep brazen amber pour and a thick whipped creamy yellowish head. The nose is surprisingly fruity and toasted with mild toffee and caramelized candy notes, light citrus and a hint of molasses. A bit sweet for an ESB but a great fruity and toasty caramel taste. The finish is mildly bitter with a hint of hop pine resin and a lingering hop fruit. Overall a great session ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (2389) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2012
Pours mahogni dark amber with a light brown head. Aroma is dark english malts, english kinda grassy hops, caramel, weak sweet fruity notes behind (alot of plums). Taste is european grassy hops, english malts, chocolate, nuts, sweet fruity notes, caramel and a decent balance overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
@ Alesmith. Red brown pour with tons of lacing. Chalky, dark chocolate nose. Taste is smooth with slight booze and lots of cream. Very easy to drink, but fairly complicated for a session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7685) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Draft at Alesmith tasting room with Andrew, Brendan and the big boy daddy dad Bachelor, Dallas. Seems like we were lucky to get to try this sucker too. Pours a dark amber body with lacing. Mouthfeel is creamy with notes of chocolate, sweet malts, caramel...the reviews are starting to suffer from too many samples at this point...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hivemind (891) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
On tap at Alesmith with Andy, James and Dallas for Dallas’ bachelor weekend. Brown pour with light brown head. Mouthfeel is not light, but silky and smooth with moderate carbonation. Sweetness on the palate, not much else. Very short legs. Not complex, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
On tap at the brewery with the bros for dallas’ bachelor party. Light brown, and taste is brown sugar and some light biscuit and caramel. Sessionable, somewhat of a brown ale style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Tap at brewery. Brown pour. Caramel malt, biscuit and light hop aromas. Flavor is a little sweeter than the regular anvil. Malt forward.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
At AleSmith tasting room. Poured into plastic cup. Dark brown. Aroma is huge malt to the point of cat food (what?). Body is light. Mildly sweet beer. Decent, but I can’t get past the cat food.

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