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RATINGS: 937   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Probably the best ESB I've had in the states! Highly recommended if you're a fan of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (872) - 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...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2401) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedrens (218) - 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.

3.6
   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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eljebi (52) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1506) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hughhaug (13) - West Bromwich, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Echon (259) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Mahogany body with a creamy head.
Malty aroma and flavour, with notes of hops and dried fruit. Lightly sweet taste with medium bitterness.
Medium body with soft mouthfeel and average carbonation.

Simple and tasty beer. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (613) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma: caramel, grass, bread, Appearance: clear amber with an off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2015
Pours a hazy coppery brown with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasty, hints of fruit and hops. Taste is medium sweet.


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