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RATINGS: 926   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (542) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Deep mahogany, light tan head. Light biscuit and caramel. Light bitterness. Biscuity, caramel sweetness. Light body, slightly chewy. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
Flaske 1,66 fl.oz. på Bishops Arms, Kiruna 2 Jun 15. Mørk gyldenbrun. Middels høyt luftig skum med spotlacing. Rik fruktig aroma med malt i bunnen. Smaken fersken - fortsatt med preg av malt. Uklar siste kvelling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zeke626 (456) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle, pours a clear amber body with a tan head. Aroma of malts, caramel, biscuit/dough, brown sugar, and light prune/raisin. Taste is similar with a light hop note; nice subtle complexity for this style.Slightly sweet finish with a somewhat lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1635) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Smell of caramel, malts. Cloudy brown colour, beige head. Aroma of hops, caramel, malt. Medium bitter, with some sweetness involved. Lively but soft carbon, slightly oily palate. Medium to rich body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (4738) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Backlog rating. Keg at BD Shoreditch, London. It p[ours a clear copper color with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet and bready, with caramel, biscuit, sugar syrup and melon. Taste has honey, bread, dough, caramel, light milk chocolate and dark fruits. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok bold sweet bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1337) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 9, 2015
Bue en bouteille. Couleur ambré brun. Beau maltage, rondeur et corpulence. Et belle amertume simple. Finale plus complexe sur la vanille ou le fruit noir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (3059) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle. Turner’s, Sheffield. Clear copper colour. Thin, blotchy, fresh ginger coloured head. Nose has cake fruit malts. Stewed, dark fruit. Syrupy hop. Taste is brown sugar sweet. Gentle bitterness forms. Soft, and fairly full mouthfeel. Finishes light, fruity bitter, with a syrupy sweet longer. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (387) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2015
Small taster showing dark brown. The nose shows moderately intense clean malts and tea. The palate is light bodied and well carbonated with a grainy maltiness and tea-like astringency on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4907) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Muted caramel and pine aroma, in equal proportions. Clear rust, thin yellow head. Nice malt and caramel interplay, fairly mild. Finishes a little woody. Medium to full body, easy carbonation. Well balanced, sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Mahogany toffee pour with a soapy off white head. Aroma is burnt toast, toffee and woody hop. Flavour is nice fruit and nut front end, bready caramel/toffee. Not overly sweet though. Light woody and slight resinous finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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