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RATINGS: 857   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2004
As with all the AleSmith I have tried, it is a fine, well above-average brew. Would definitely drink it again. An excellent entry level beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 15, 2004
My first ESB, smells like a double IPA but with a sweet tinge to it. Deep copper coloration. The hoppy smell, and unhoppy taste tricks the palate. Not too bitter, but just right. Floral, sweet, and slight fruit notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3924) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2004
bottle from Vendome Liquors, North Hollywood, Los Angeles. Ginger red/brown, with a tasty caramel aroma, beige, small head and webbed lacing. Pretty mild tasting, but pleasant bitter. Soft mouthfeel, with a malty, slightly metallic bitter finish, which is short and rounded. Slightly hoppier than the British beers it’s based on, and sweeter too. I liked this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1492) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2004
Deep, foggy copper color with a frothy off-white head. What an aroma!! Super malty, with a hint of hops. Nice sweet flavor, slightly bitter, and great finish. What a beer! Bought this 22oz bottle at Beverages and More in San Diego!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - APR 22, 2004
My favorite beer on tap... in fact it's on tap in my living room! I super tasty session (for me) beer. Mellow aroma of sweet grains and a hint of fresh hops. Taste is just lovely, sweet english ale type body, fresh spicy noble-yet-west-coast kind of hop flavor, dry finish and pleasent aftertaste. Can't drink enough of this stuff! Thank you Peter, I'm in love with this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2004
Pours a great deep copper, slightly cloudy, with a medium head that shrinks fast leaving a thick lace and a small head for the remainder. Spicy/fruity aroma, much like a cider. Flavor hits on malt, fruit and maybe chocolate. Overall, a very nice mix with a medium body and great texture. Another great beer from AleSmith.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2004
ESBs have never been among my favorite styles of brew, often too bland and unmemorable, but I give everything it's chance and soldier on, investigating my first Alesmith bomber... Appearance: dull red color, fairly tight white head. Aroma: slightly citric, fruity, but otherwise arid. Taste: niiiiiice, and tangy, zippy, fruity, very much enjoyed. Light to medium body, decent finish, good, tangy texture. Sweet, fruity taste rings through and through the length of the large bottle's contents. A surprising treat, though I've heard so many good things about Alesmith, I shouldn''t have been shocked. One of the best ESBs to have met my lips!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2004
Bottle pours cloudy amber, small milky white head, light carbonation, average lacing.   Light aromas, hard cider (strongbow perhaps), & sweet malts.   Flavor is toasted malt, slight sour milk, grains, & fruit.   Finish is slightly nutty.   Either this bottle was a bit past prime, or its a bit over-rated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2004
pours out a red amber color with no head at all. smells slightly of hops and fruits. malty as hell! a little presence of hops in the taste, and a rich sweet aftertaste. this is a really good bitter. my first and not last alesmith product. next will be SS. mmm

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Pours an elegant amber with a nice reverse cascade. Big frothy lingering head finally dissolving to a sheet of lace. Aroma is slightly malt and fruit, flavour opens malty sweet with some apple notes, middle well balanced hops and malt and a bit metalic, with a dry hop finish and aftertaste. Mouth feel is smooth and drinkable.

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