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RATINGS: 878   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Bright copper color, sparkling clarity, and good foam retention when properly served. Appealing Brussels lace. Deep toasty/caramelly malt balanced by spicy/fruity hop flavors accented by fruit esters resulting from fermentation with a championship yeast strain. The aroma is subtle and reflects the flavor with malt, hop and fruit (ester)/fermentation characteristics. Smooth, medium-bodied. Easy drinking with no harsh or astringent sensations.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (817) - ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy amber with a creamy head. Smell of caramel, bread and earthy hops. Taste - sweet, caramel malts, biscuits, nuts, light fruitiness, medium herbal bitterness, feels a bit old. Medium body and carbonation. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (991) - New York City, TURKEY - FEB 4, 2015
Draught at Pacific Standard. Rich amber color with creamy beige head, spciy aroma, high carbonation, caramel taste, medium finish, bitter aftertaste. A very good ESB.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy amber. Aroma of malt, biscuit, a roasted chocolate note, nuts and an earthy hops touch. Sweetish malty flavor with biscuit, toast, nuts and a bitterish finish with some hops. Medium-bodied.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Rating this a five based purely on style...a perfect ESB. Great earthy hops,seems of noble variety, floral malt flavor a perfect ESB!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zenkis (629) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 22, 2015
Super intense, barley winey aroma- caramel, berries, maltiness- wow. Pours casual in the glass- bubbly, spongey, thick, finger wide top. Taste- medium sweet, light bitterness; smooth, soft palate. Very drinkable and pleasant; only alarm was untypical strong malt bill versus light hops presence in flavor. Medium bodied

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (831) - Riga, LATVIA - JAN 11, 2015
Malty background, caramel, some light fruitiness, bit hops. Quite light medium bodied, but well balanced. Promising nose, but taste makes question myself - why I didnt just grab a barley wine. Decent, but nothing to remember.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (311) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Chestnut brown with a foamy white head. Leaves some nice lacing around the glass. Medium body and low carb. Does a good job of being an English ale - could imagine this as a pint of bitter in a quiet country pub - except that the flavours are pumped up with dark malts, burnt caramel and earthy hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirRaf (23) - - JAN 3, 2015
Good looking beer has a beautiful amber color and pours with a thick creamy head. It has a mild aroma. It has a really nice smokey malt flavor and is easy to swallow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4043) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
Poured clear medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of bitter hops, caramel malt and some nuts. Medium body, flavour pretty much as the aroma. Nice and simple, but well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (204) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Goût de caramel, baies sauvages et de houblons floraux. Très gouteuse et rafraichissante. Beaucoup mieux que bien des ESB.


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