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RATINGS: 941   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours clear copper with a tall, creamy, beige head. Aroma of caramel, English yeast, toast, apple skins, spicy and planty hops. Flavor is very toasty, some caramel, cereal, planty, citrus and spicy hops and some herbal hops and mineral notes to the finish. Nice, neutral to creamy mouthfeel, with moderate, slightly sharp carbonation. Pretty good, easy going stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Pours a dark amber color with a foamy white head. Notes of dark fruits, caramel, toasted bread, and fresh air. Really nice, well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (706) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 24, 2016
On tap at Alesmith brewpub. Ruby red. Slightly fruity malty aroma. Sweet British style esb in the vein of Fullers. Long lasting flavor of dry, malty, nutty goodness. A good pub style brew. Really nice on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a nice hazy golden orange color. Aromas of nice citrus/grapefruit hops. Flavor starts malty and the hops kick in, nice crisp bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (977) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle from Erzbierschof Zurich. A typical medium-ABV Alesmith: Nutty, pines, some caramel, rather malt-dominated, and incredibly drinkable! Doesn’t go in any particular style direction as other beers, hardly recognizable as an ESB. Not overly complex, but otherwise this beer does many things right: Texture, carbonation, balance, palate...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2016
UPDATED: APR 11, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Poured a hazy dark ruby with off-white foam that left nice splashes of lace. Medium-dark caramel bready flavors. Dark citrus elements as well. Pomegranate. Honey wheat bread. Plums and prunes. Clove studded oranges. Purple passionfruit. Black currants. Black cherries. Black pepper. Much more shinny than flat. A dark juicy ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedrens (219) - SPAIN - MAR 31, 2016
UPDATED: APR 3, 2016 En palancas...la bomber. Aroma para mi gusto demasiado caramelo, casi chocolate para el estilo con un fondo de buen lúpulo fresco, hierba y frutal. De dulce un pelin subida para mi gusto. Punto mild.Aún así una birra cojonuda. Bien hecha.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 8/22/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : ambrée-orangée foncée. Apparence : semi-voilée.
Arôme : Caramel, houblon herbeux et légèrement fruité (agrumes) et aux notes épicées.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Léger goût fruité (agrumes) et épicé (poivre). Une dominante de grains de malt sucrés et de caramel doux est présente avec une légère amertume de houblon herbeux, légèrement fruité (zeste d’agrumes) et aux notes florales et terreuses.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement huileuse. Finale : moyenne et aux notes sèches, composée d’une légère amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes florales et épicées ainsi que quelques notes fruitées et maltées.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eljebi (62) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2016
Enorme ejemplar en su especie. Una ESB ambarina, de cuerpo sedoso y carácter tostado. Una rica combinación de maltas y lúpulo británicos que nos llevan desde notas dulces y tostadas a pan, frutas maduras, dátiles, pasas hasta un final floral ligeramente amargo que hace genial el trato.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1513) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2016
This beer is available at the new Wexford Pub at Whole foods. dark amber color and a fair frothy head with a faint hops fragrance. Body is a little thin but plenty of malts.

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