AleSmith Best Bitter
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
This is a one off session version of Anvil ESB served exclusively at the brewery during the 2011 San Diego Beer Week. Has both a lower starting gravity and higher finishing gravity than Anvil ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
Great session beer! Sweet and malty with a slight biscuity note and the perfect hint of hops. I drank the hell out of this beer while it was on tap at the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2012
Tap at Alesmith. It pours clear amber, with a thick off-white head. The nose is grass, leaf, floral, leather and wood. The taste is floral, leaf, caramel, wood, leather and chewy malt, with a long, dry finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. Really good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Clear tea with a creamy one finger beige head, good retention. Aroma of toasty malts, light biscuits and some nuts. Flavor follows suit, light fruity yeast. Minimal sweetness, dry finish with bitterness at a 3. Light to moderate carbonation. Good, and the ABV is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
On tap at AleSmith. Dark amber in color with a one-finger light khaki head. The aroma is nice with toast and caramel along with some fruity hop notes. The flavor has a bready and caramel malt base, slightly sweet, balanced by citrusy hops. Medium-light body with a crisp mouthfeel and good carbonation level. A great session ale from one of the better smiths of ales out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
On tap at AleSmith Brewery for SDBW: Bronze amber color with a small off-white head. Light grain aroma. Flavor is toffee and light caramel with a hint of fruitiness and a hint of bitterness in the finish. Light body is smooth with light-moderate carbonation.

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