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RATINGS: 840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Clean ruby amber with big head. Malt and hop aroma. Butterscotch and caramel malt taste. Clean and smooth.

-- rated with beerbasher

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1291) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bomber. Garnet with a beige head. Sweet, malty and spicy hop aromas. Clean and light.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2255) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. There are notes of toffee, bready malts, toast, soft floral hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4575) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Split a bottle with friends. Poured a relatively clear, dark amber color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was notes of sweet caramel notes, nice toffee, dark fruits. Flavor was nice, dried dark fruits, some notes of caramel, light sweetness. Nice light earthy hop taste. Pretty darn drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2236) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
9/25/2012. From bottle. Pours copper color with a tan head. Caramel aromas with roasted malt, honey and spice. Caramel flavors mostly with bitter hops and a smooth finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bomber. Pours a clear amber with a frothy tan head. Smells of grain, caramel, malt, and citrus. Flavors of caramel, light chocolate, citrus, pine and a slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied. Smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1759) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2013
75cl bottle, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: grains, malts. TASTE: bitter, grains, malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1232) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 Update 3/14 Aroma is a brewery. Also for abv nice flavor. Full of flavor very malty. Light hop. 11/13 Pretty basic ESB not to great of flavor. Nothing but a basic malty beer. Thin head no aroma

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Caramel and grains with some roasty toasty malt. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4351) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
22oz bottle. Unfiltered looking hazy orange-red. Big off-white head, foamy, soapy. Fruity, malty aroma..pretty true to style. Caramel, crystal, amber malts. Relatively well balanced and a touch closer to English than most US versions. Leans a little too much into the Amber malt..you could call it an Amber and no one would blink an eye. OK, probably not one I’d buy again.


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