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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 we’re proud to call our flagship beer.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (185) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Had this on draft at Tam O’Shantern in Glendale. Copper color and nice foam head. Smells of malt and some hops. Taste is malt caramel with a nice hop finish. A very good bitter style beer, very impressed.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3139) - FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber, clear. Rich bready caramels, slight chocolately, herbal, almost black tea-y, hoppyness on nose. Med bodied, med bittered, dry bready herbal finish. Clean, flavourful. Ok, decent drinker, easily likable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (625) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy chestnut color, small creamy off-white head. Aroma: Very fruity, caramel, notes of citrus and grass. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeAndrews (21) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a hazy dark orangey-brown with a small white head. Subtle aroma of earthy hops with just enough caramel malt to balance it out. Flavour is a perfect balance of sweet malt and fruity hops -- it’s really tasty and goes down so easy. Medium bodied.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jkempa (16) - - APR 4, 2015
I really enjoyed this. More full flavored than a traditional bitter you'd get in England. Well balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shreddermx (36) - POLAND - APR 2, 2015
Bottled on: xx/1x/14 ( wytarta ). Barwa bursztynowa, piana średnia, składająca się z drobnych i średnich pęcherzyków, dość szybko opada. Wygląda na to, że piwo które piłem, było już dość stare a co za tym idzie ułożone. Aromaty nie były tak wyraźne jak moża by się spodziewać po wiekszości ocen. W smaku "wypłowiałe", biszkopty i lekka owocowość. Z wszystkich piw AleSmith jakie miałem okazje próbować, to zrobilo na mnie najmniejsze wrażenie.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (641) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2015
Clear copper with dense white head. Aroma is herbal, earth, citrus and British fruity yeast. Fruity, herbal, spicy, citrus and floral aftertaste. Overall: Excellent! Alesmith creates some of the best "Sipping beer in front of the fireplace" beers, and this is no exception. I´m not a fan of esb, but this one is pure craftsmanship.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1494) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
1 pt 6 fl oz bottle. Deep copper amber colour, foam white head leaving lacing and aroma of toffee, orange marmalade. Taste is bready malty with toffee, caramel, and fruity earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry dusty bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (395) - - MAR 21, 2015
Deep amber colour with a thick cream head. Sweet metallic aroma. Slightly burnt toffee notes from the kettle caramelisation followed by some well balanced piney, herbal bitterness. Rated by BrewTom

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (819) - Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2015
On draft. Copper color with one finger off white head. Earthy and caramel aroma. Taste is similar with a little hop. Very good ESB.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptMatey (172) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Poured a rich ruby hued copper with an offwhite head that left thick lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, sweet caramel and toffee malt, a hint of toast and floral hops. Flavor is a balanced mix of fruity caramel malts, toast with a faint hop presence. Medium bodied with present carbonation. Chewy bodied with minimal bitterness. Very enjoyable and sweet,


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