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RATINGS: 835   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3041) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy dark copper with a thick off white head. Malty nose. Caramel notes with some hop bitterness. Nice beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3573) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
650 ml. bottle sampled @ Barley Legal Tasting Room. Thanks! Kraddel. Faint reddish chestnut wood brown, med. tanned head. Smells watery, lightly oxidized, feels old (there is no date on the bottle), nuts, old pine resin hops, herbal hops. Watery taste, oxidation, nutty, old resin hops, mild herbal hop bitterness in the back, chestnuts, old furniture, dried flowers,… I feel like I keep getting old bottles by this brewery but they are never dated so the brewery must think that they are still good to drink. Either way, I do not get at all the high scores that this brewery gets.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2767) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle Pours dark amber , ok white head . smell is grainy Taste is bitter , amber malts & sweetness . Rather simple . Ok , not as good as expected

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1256) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Butelka 650ml. OCZY : kolor piwa jest jeden z najładniejszych jakie widziałem. Piwo jest przejrzyste o kolorze czerwieni wpadającej w bordo. Są też prześwity pomarańczy. Piana nie jest wielka. Ma kolor brudnej bieli. NOS : aromat jest bardzo intensywny jak na ten styl piwa. Złocisty tost posmarowany hojnie dżemem owocowym. Owocowe nuty są złożone bo wyczuwam wiśnie, pomarańczę, malinę. Po wzburzeniu piwa uderza aromat toffi, herbatników, żywicy, śmietany i miodu. USTA : delikatnie nasycone o konsystencji chudego mleka. Piwo dominują nuty słodowe. Słodkie o nutach tosta z dżemem, herbatników, słodkiej herbaty z miodem. Nuty palone przypominają palony karmel i przypalony tost. Są delikatnie cierpkie przy końcu. Gorzkość jest obecna i udanie kontruje moc słodu. Powoduje, że mamy ochotę na następnego łyka. ODCZUCIA : całkowicie inny od typowego angielskiego pubowego ESB. Bogaty i smaczny. Pijalność też nie jest zła. Jestem pod wrażeniem. OCENA : smak : 8/10 pijalność : 7/10 styl : +2

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (517) - SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
Botella de 65 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, caramelo, dulce, muy ligeramente a lupulo.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3023) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
6 fl. oz, William K, kurvi. Deep brown, thick light brown head. Yeasty, with chocolate, malt, caramel in aroma. flavor has toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and milk chocolate. Sweet, long finish. Medium bodied. Not very ESB like, but drinkable anyhow.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SperkeleForce (503) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle 0,66 CL @ William K. Pours murky brown sit down whitish mushroom like head. Notes of malts, bread, mämmi, toffee, caramel, fruity, ester, milk chocolate. Easy drinkable. Too mild body tho.

- beerbasher

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (2998) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Tap. Pours clear deep amber, small creamy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is bready, seven up. Flavor is odd, lots of black teas, root beer? Light sweet, light bitter. Lightish body. Not getting the fascination.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (925) - Nevada, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Lots of caramel sweetness in aroma and flavor. Murky mahogany and a really thin mouthfeel. Not a fan of this style much so I’ll rate accordingly.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
batneil (265) - - MAY 25, 2014
Dark amber colour with creamy coloured head. Slightly bitter taste with little fizz. (K)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3092) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
650ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from early 2014. Great bitter beer with truckloads of malt. Deep amber almost copper colour. Looks and tastes amazing.


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