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RATINGS: 903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shreddermx (39) - POLAND - APR 2, 2015
Bottled on: xx/1x/14 ( wytarta ). Barwa bursztynowa, piana średnia, składająca się z drobnych i średnich pęcherzyków, dość szybko opada. Wygląda na to, że piwo które piłem, było już dość stare a co za tym idzie ułożone. Aromaty nie były tak wyraźne jak moża by się spodziewać po wiekszości ocen. W smaku "wypłowiałe", biszkopty i lekka owocowość. Z wszystkich piw AleSmith jakie miałem okazje próbować, to zrobilo na mnie najmniejsze wrażenie.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (746) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2015
Clear copper with dense white head. Aroma is herbal, earth, citrus and British fruity yeast. Fruity, herbal, spicy, citrus and floral aftertaste. Overall: Excellent! Alesmith creates some of the best "Sipping beer in front of the fireplace" beers, and this is no exception. I´m not a fan of esb, but this one is pure craftsmanship.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1590) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
1 pt 6 fl oz bottle. Deep copper amber colour, foam white head leaving lacing and aroma of toffee, orange marmalade. Taste is bready malty with toffee, caramel, and fruity earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry dusty bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (425) - - MAR 21, 2015
Deep amber colour with a thick cream head. Sweet metallic aroma. Slightly burnt toffee notes from the kettle caramelisation followed by some well balanced piney, herbal bitterness. Rated by BrewTom

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (874) - Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2015
On draft. Copper color with one finger off white head. Earthy and caramel aroma. Taste is similar with a little hop. Very good ESB.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptMatey (183) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Poured a rich ruby hued copper with an offwhite head that left thick lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, sweet caramel and toffee malt, a hint of toast and floral hops. Flavor is a balanced mix of fruity caramel malts, toast with a faint hop presence. Medium bodied with present carbonation. Chewy bodied with minimal bitterness. Very enjoyable and sweet,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4191) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pour clear copper with creamy white head. Aroma is caramel and cereal malts, floral hops, faint spice, and faint pear. Flavor is a delicious combination of lightly, caramel sweet malts aside smooth hop notes with a touch a dry, citrus peel. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5169) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Very easy to drink. Great malt balance with touch of light bitterness. Pours brown hazy with ok head and lacing. Tap at Rattle N Hum.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (701) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Appearance was clear ruby amber with creamy off white diminishing 1/2 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are toast, nut, soft fruity esters with slight Maris otter malt sweetness, no alcohol. Taste are fruity esters upfront gives way to soft malt sweet middle. The soft woodsy, herbal, spicy hops are a good balance to a wonderful English water yeasty finish. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with light-medium body, then a lasting balanced slightly dryish finish. Overall a stellar example of an ESB.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (1578) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
Rød klar skum råhvid Malt citrus brød nødder Bitter modrate sød lidt Crement blød @home


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