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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghawener (1527) - San Salvador, - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle: Drank with rcasta while bottling the Wheat batch and brewing the Bitter. Malty flavors with slight bitterness, smooth. Food Pairing: Smoked Sausage.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisbruce (18) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2015
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 swallow all together

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (4068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
Pours orange to brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, honey, bitterness and fruits, flavor is bitter with chocolate, honey, bread, fruits, medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1513) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
A terrific Americanized version of the English pub ESB. Lots of toffee, caramel and toast, with a hastening hop presence and some good warming notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5592) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Lovely copper pour with a medium, foamy tan head. Lots of caramel, sweet malt, dark bready notes, light grassy hops, tea leaves and toffee. Taste is toasted malt, sweet malt, grains, caramel, light grass, tea leaves and dark bread. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt, big caramel, toasted grains, dark bread and light grassy hops. Nice!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2096) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2015
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a tight off white head that leaves a wispy film and collar. Aroma is English malt subtle spice caramel. Taste is spice bitterness and caramel malts nuttiness. Palate is clean thin slightly dry.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
garethsmith72 (3) - hedge end, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015 does not count
From 6floz bomber..one of the best American ESBs i have tried. Lovely malty taste and smell.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1346) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle from Portage Lakes Brewing. Poured into a tulip. Moderate amber color with ample head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, wheat bread, biscuit. The flavor is biscuit, caramel, toffee, and some slight bittering hops. Well balanced. Medium body. Caramel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4182) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber with two finger head. Sweet caramel and toffee. Bready with a light bitter hoppiness. Excellent flavor, but mild at the same time.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (1174) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 12, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 66cl à la brasserie, Couleur ambrée, mousse blanche et pas d’effervescence. Nez sur le houblon anglais. En bouche goût de banane et de pêche. Mais trop léger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (3276) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
(En fût à la brasserie): Une tarte aux pommes bien caramélisée constitue l’essentiel des arômes et du goût de la Anvil. Une certaine minéralité combinée aux houblons terreux complètent cette distinctive ESB.


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