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RATINGS: 600   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1221) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
Golden. Bitterness and grapefruit seeds in aroma. American rather.than British. Missing desired britishness for an ESB.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
355ml bottle as Anderson Valley Belk’s ESB. Pours a hazy copper amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. The aroma has some savoury notes, nutty and caramel malt and faint pine hops. Pine and lime hops up front lead into savoury nutty malt in the mid-palate. A savoury flavour persists into the finish, to be joined by caramel malt. A passable if not spectacular bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
Pour is hazy oramge with no head, no bubbles, completly flat. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops, sweet malts. Taste has citrusy and grassy hops, caramel, a bit sweet. Low-medium body. Could have been good but this one is a drain-pour

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (896) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2013
A hazy, amber-orange pour with a thin white head. The aroma has floral and grassy hops mixed with some light, bready malt. The light body has an oily texture with soft carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a very dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ADesenberg (630) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle: pours a dark orangish golden color with a light tan head. Malty aroma of sweet grains. The flavor is caramely with a slight bitterness. Nice, solid mouthfeel. Enjoyed this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1503) - 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 (2269) - 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 (758) - 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 (1754) - 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.


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