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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 weíre proud to call our flagship beer.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11228) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2005
Dark amber ale with a thin off-white head. Hoppy malts with alcohol and sugar notes in aroma, very faint. Light sweet sugar with barely any hops, surprising considering the origin. Dryish and light bodied ESB. Dissapointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Poured a darker, cloudy amber color with a small (1/2 finger) off white head. Aromas of flowers and light caramel. Caramel stronger in the taste. Perfume the aroma and tastes as well. Malty finish. Smooth body. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2005
This brew was really nice on tap. A really heavy body first caught my attention, very thick on the palate. Very rich blend of toasted malts give this brew a nice depth of caramel , candy fruit, and honey flavor. Very balanced and very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2005
Hazy orange amber with a pretty creamed head. Texture is very smooth. Very balanced. Sweet hopes. A little honey and green leaves. Some butterscotch. Pine resin. Great clean bitter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2005
Floral, herbal, perfumey, earthy hop nose with some underlying malty caramel. Hazy brown with shy and thin cover of white head. Caramel malt flavour but well-attenuated and dry with some floral, earthy, perfumey hop flavour. Medium-light body with low to fair carbonation. Not one of the better beers Iíve had from this brewery but certainly a drinkable one even if I was hoping for better. Bottle sampled with Lubiere and Rastacouere.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2005
Brown body with reddish reflects. Dull short-lasting off-white head. Fairly typical nose, an average blend of malt and hops. Slightly floral and stale goldings while the malts come out earthy, rather husky and almost grainy. Pretty dry on the tongue, almost sandy. Feels oxidized to me, husky malts and orangey hops providing a toothpaste reminiscent grassy/minty/soapy hop profile. Dull palate, light-medium body, lightly oily. Huh.. Whereís the rich Alesmith malt?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2005
I donít think Iíll type what I wrote down for this beer during Icemanís party. All Iíll say is that the word "caramel" appears once while the word "mofo" pops up repeatedly. Is "mofo" even a word?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Bottle. Pours a light amber color, thin white head, without much lacing. Aroma is nice and malty, fruity and estery, I really liked the aroma. Bitter flavor, but thereís enough malt to back it up, some woody and spicy flavors in there too. Finish is bitter, and some fruity characteristics come through in there. Very smooth, good carbonation levels, mouthfeel is about the right level for an ESB. One of the better ESBís that Iíve had, as good as the Rogue and much better than Fullerís in my opinion.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 I donít know if this was a bad bottle. Low carbonation, little to no head. Color is good, but almost nothing on the nose. Taste there is a little mid palate, saltyness on the outside back of the tongue, malts do not come through like they should.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2005
this was pretty rockin. i actually made mike switch with me lol. my 101st and it was smooth bitter and had a clean finish


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