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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.

chadje's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (176) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (498) - SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
Botella de 65 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, caramelo, dulce, muy ligeramente a lupulo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3005) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SperkeleForce (500) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (2931) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (917) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
batneil (264) - - MAY 25, 2014
Dark amber colour with creamy coloured head. Slightly bitter taste with little fizz. (K)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3027) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (607) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
This 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 sip. Paired nicely with a creamy herb cheese and toast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
Heard lots of good things, but ultimately I was rather let down by this beer. Somewhat soapy taste with none of the deeper roasts, caramels being at the forefront. I was hoping for a more, full bodied affair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle at Beer Hunters. Clear ruby color, good beige head. Aroma has spiceyness and berries. Medium-bodied, lots of carbonation. Berries, wood, nuts in the flavor. Not the most traditional Esb. Perharps not so fresh.

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