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RATINGS: 921   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Anvil ESB is our interpretation of a traditional British-style pub ale. Deep amber in color, a toasty character from British malts and a touch of kettle caramelization blend seamlessly with a mild English hop profile. Its delicate balance of flavors will keep you coming back pint after pint, making it a complex creation we’re proud to call our flagship beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5642) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Lovely copper pour with a medium, foamy tan head. Lots of caramel, sweet malt, dark bready notes, light grassy hops, tea leaves and toffee. Taste is toasted malt, sweet malt, grains, caramel, light grass, tea leaves and dark bread. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt, big caramel, toasted grains, dark bread and light grassy hops. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2169) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2015
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a tight off white head that leaves a wispy film and collar. Aroma is English malt subtle spice caramel. Taste is spice bitterness and caramel malts nuttiness. Palate is clean thin slightly dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
garethsmith72 (4) - hedge end, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015 does not count
From 6floz bomber..one of the best American ESBs i have tried. Lovely malty taste and smell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1430) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle from Portage Lakes Brewing. Poured into a tulip. Moderate amber color with ample head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, wheat bread, biscuit. The flavor is biscuit, caramel, toffee, and some slight bittering hops. Well balanced. Medium body. Caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4241) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber with two finger head. Sweet caramel and toffee. Bready with a light bitter hoppiness. Excellent flavor, but mild at the same time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (1222) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 12, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 66cl à la brasserie, Couleur ambrée, mousse blanche et pas d’effervescence. Nez sur le houblon anglais. En bouche goût de banane et de pêche. Mais trop léger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (3384) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
(En fût à la brasserie): Une tarte aux pommes bien caramélisée constitue l’essentiel des arômes et du goût de la Anvil. Une certaine minéralité combinée aux houblons terreux complètent cette distinctive ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1268) - Garching, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
Taster at the brewery. Amber copper color with small white head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, dark bread crust. Taste is richer than you’d expect from an ESB. Dark bread crust, caramel, a bit vanilla, moderately bitter finish. Super smooth Pub Ale mouthfeel. Probably the best ESB I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mambossa (150) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2015
From bomber, possibly outdated. Poured with an extremely thick, cloud-like head and deep orange-amber body. Aroma is very sweet caramel/molasses with vanilla and some breadiness. Flavor is biscuity, subtly bitter with a pale sweetness overriding it. Carbonation very high (seeing as it is bottle-conditioned, this may be an old batch). Albeit not very fresh, still very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (1107) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle poured an amber hue with large foamy lasting white head. Light to moderate sweet malt and bread aromas. Initial flavor is light to moderate sweet w/a light to moderate bitter finish. Tastes are caramel, toast and hay. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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