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RATINGS: 595   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full body, ambrosial maltiness, and an arousing hoppy bite. This beer is not for the light beer drinker or those desiring no aftertaste.
Note: Formerly known as Belk's ESB.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
No bottling information.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a tall light tan head that has good retention, settling into a sparse coating.
Aroma: The aroma is malty with caramel and brown sugar notes with an herbal tea like hop aroma along with some fig aromas.
Taste: Malty with lots of caramel, notable most through the mid-taste through to the finish. Perhaps a touch too much. The hoppiness is mild, providing a slightly floral and herbal quality to the flavor.
Palate: Light in carbonation, but full bodied.
Overall: This is a decent beer and I could certainly drink it, but it’s not very enjoyable by the end.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2001) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Hazy medium amber with a long-lasting head cover and wide horizontal streaks of lace. Taste is strong malt with a little sweetness appearing in the palate, that grows as it adds a bittering finish. The finish eventually drops the bitter, leaving a sweet residue. Overall, very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Landmonger (156) - USA - JUN 15, 2013
Poured from bottle into an English Pint glass, it is a caramel color with a thin head, the aroma is malt and some sweetness, taste is malt up front and then gives way to hoppy bitterness that is pronounced, overall a nice ESB

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeJslc (743) - USA - MAY 6, 2013
Deep gold, hazy, off-white head. Aroma of grainy-sweet malt with a little caramel, spicy-herbal hop aroma with a little citrus in there. Flavor is biscuity and grainy with a little honey sweetness, followed by a soft herbal hop flavor, finishes with a moderate spicy hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
Nice solid brew. Golden yellowish body with a head of thin wispy beige and the aroma has mild spiced hops, grapefruit and a mild caramelized biscuity malt. Well balanced and crisp, clean flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11117) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting. Clear amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, little toasted, medium sweet and a little bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is golden/amber. Aroma and taste are hops, malt, fruits, caramel and pine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (11197) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
Bottle @ Torben Matthews tasting. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170413

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2013
It pours a hazy light amber orange with a small head that looks like off white styrofoam. The nose has a bit of caramel, a slight metallic note, slight floral notes, and a slight fruitiness. The flavor has a forward pine bitterness with lots of caramel, toast, maybe a slight touch of butterscotch, and a slight fruitiness. Medium body with soft carbonation leading to a dry finish. Really nice brew! -Fish!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1252) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Orange/gold with a bright white fluffy head and nice sticky lace. Biscuity malt aromas with a touch of citrus. Caramel and biscuity malt flavors, slight floral hops presence that grows to a cutting bitterness. Medium body, lively carbonation, sticky mouthfeel and a crisp finish. ,


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