Merin (18) - Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma was of caramel, resin pine, slight hops. Appearance was a deep copper color. Was expecting the head to be gigantic, going by the alesmith IPA. But was suprised by it being very tiny. The taste was interesting. But kind of dissapointing, in a way. I was expecting something Extra Special Bitter. But was not really bitter at all. Had a slight alcohol presence. Not very fond of that, But an exellent beer, just was expecting something else. Overall great. Definitly will be trying alesmiths other brews.
chrisbruce (18) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 all together
zvikar (4069) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange to brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, honey, bitterness and fruits, flavor is bitter with chocolate, honey, bread, fruits, medium bodied.
jefcon (1514) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A terrific Americanized version of the English pub ESB. Lots of toffee, caramel and toast, with a hastening hop presence and some good warming notes.
TheBeerGod (5593) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lovely copper pour with a medium, foamy tan head. Lots of caramel, sweet malt, dark bready notes, light grassy hops, tea leaves and toffee. Taste is toasted malt, sweet malt, grains, caramel, light grass, tea leaves and dark bread. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt, big caramel, toasted grains, dark bread and light grassy hops. Nice!
portableparty (2096) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a tight off white head that leaves a wispy film and collar. Aroma is English malt subtle spice caramel. Taste is spice bitterness and caramel malts nuttiness. Palate is clean thin slightly dry.
garethsmith72 (3) - hedge end, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From 6floz bomber..one of the best American ESBs i have tried. Lovely malty taste and smell.
Fritz123 (1346) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Portage Lakes Brewing. Poured into a tulip. Moderate amber color with ample head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, wheat bread, biscuit. The flavor is biscuit, caramel, toffee, and some slight bittering hops. Well balanced. Medium body. Caramel finish.
rumproasts (4182) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep amber with two finger head. Sweet caramel and toffee. Bready with a light bitter hoppiness. Excellent flavor, but mild at the same time.
freretoc (1174) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bue en bouteille de 66cl à la brasserie,
Couleur ambrée, mousse blanche et pas d’effervescence.
Nez sur le houblon anglais.
En bouche goût de banane et de pêche. Mais trop léger.
Marheb (3283) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(En fût à la brasserie): Une tarte aux pommes bien caramélisée constitue l’essentiel des arômes et du goût de la Anvil. Une certaine minéralité combinée aux houblons terreux complètent cette distinctive ESB.