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RATINGS: 875   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2003
Very attractive crystal clear amber colored ale. Slight hop aroma. Very subtle light bodied ale. Carmel malt flavor with a light hop follow through. A very smooth beer but a bit to subtle for my taste.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (678) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Appearance was clear ruby amber with creamy off white diminishing 1/2 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are toast, nut, soft fruity esters with slight Maris otter malt sweetness, no alcohol. Taste are fruity esters upfront gives way to soft malt sweet middle. The soft woodsy, herbal, spicy hops are a good balance to a wonderful English water yeasty finish. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with light-medium body, then a lasting balanced slightly dryish finish. Overall a stellar example of an ESB.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (1391) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
Rød klar skum råhvid Malt citrus brød nødder Bitter modrate sød lidt Crement blød @home

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1939) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle - clear amber with slim white head. Aroma of caramel malts, floral hops, spice. Taste is fruity, hoppy, malty. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Nice, drinkable bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6065) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottled 650ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Fran’s bottle shared with Yves, Marko and me. Clear amber coloured, medium sized pale beige head, dry and dusty dog food nose (not so pleasant). The taste is much better; Toasted malt, caramel, dried fruits and touch of dog food with nutty notes in the finish. Not so sweet as I’ve expected. Ok beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4108) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 13, 2015
Huge thanks to Fran for this! Poured a superb, lovely ruby/amber bod ywith a small off white head. Aroma... caramel, slightly woody, raisins, dust, light chocolate, nice really, but not thrilling. Taste... caramel, light dry dog food, vague herbal notes, sweetish maltiness... I didn’t like it much at first, but the superb, silky mouthfeel makes this one a grower... definitely a well executed beer, even if the style isn’t my favorite. Good job!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
javiercrasher (195) - Granada, SPAIN - FEB 11, 2015
Color caramelo claro con espuma beige cremosa que deja lazo y apenas mancha. Olor a caramelo con toque metálico y maltoso. Entra amarga de paso cremoso y dulce para repunte acaramelado meloso afrutado. Fondo ligeramente metálico y lupulado afrutado. Se nota que es una bitter al final. http://goikodastaketa.blogspot.com.es/

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Excellent Little Brother! Dark amber with white film. Sweet, sugary, cake aroma, bitter and malty, mildly grainy taste. Medium body, mildly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (817) - ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy amber with a creamy head. Smell of caramel, bread and earthy hops. Taste - sweet, caramel malts, biscuits, nuts, light fruitiness, medium herbal bitterness, feels a bit old. Medium body and carbonation. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (984) - New York City, TURKEY - FEB 4, 2015
Draught at Pacific Standard. Rich amber color with creamy beige head, spciy aroma, high carbonation, caramel taste, medium finish, bitter aftertaste. A very good ESB.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy amber. Aroma of malt, biscuit, a roasted chocolate note, nuts and an earthy hops touch. Sweetish malty flavor with biscuit, toast, nuts and a bitterish finish with some hops. Medium-bodied.


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