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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1976) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2013
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt/yeast, dusty hops, & caramel; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, light fruit, and some citrus; Finish is dry and slightly bitter; Pretty decent ESB.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (801) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2013
Very nice malty aromas consisting of caramel, toasted malt and herbs. Flavors were good but not as strong as the aromas and were a bit more hoppy. Pours a beautiful amber color with a relatively small white head that left some lacing. Mouthfeel was a bit thin with a moderatly bitter finish. Overall an excellent and hoppy ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1856) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
Pint at Antenna America. It poured a cloudy amber color with an off-white head. It has a nice mild hop aroma, a nice malty taste and a bitter hop finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackfrost9p (258) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Very nice, enjoyable beer. Strong grassy, caramel and hop notes, balanced with a slight malt presence. Smooth beer with nice color and lacing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle at Antenna America. Malty English nose, earthy, grassy, hops. Light amber color with lace. Light malty sweetness, relaxed citrus hops. Low-key but nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Caramel, nuts, and spice in the aroma. Flavor is flowery and mildly bitter, with a sweet aftertaste. Smells better than it tastes, but still not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stevesie (316) - - FEB 28, 2013
From bottle. Pale hazy gold. Slight head. Good lacing. Smooth, slightly malty. Unique for an ESB. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2013
l A - Pours a brilliant clear peachy brown. Slightly tan head. S - Bready malt with a touch of cinnamon, caramel and toffee. Smells kind of like a cinnamon roll. T - Herbal hops start it off with an assertive bite and add some earthiness. Slightly buttery toffee malt. The hops are pretty aggressive. It had some metallic notes at the beginning but faded. The herbal hops lowered the drinkability for me. Serving type: bottle 08-30-2010

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdInSaltLake (624) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2013 8/30/13: Caramel malt aroma; subtle herbal hops. Caramel malt, sweet, bread crust malt flavor. Herbal/spicy. Cherry-ish fruit. Crystal malt flavor is strong in finish/aftertaste. Also a moderate bittter aftertaste.

Sweet/light caramel, with some subtle biscuit. Floral/herbal character--which smells better than it tastes. Flavor has a little alcohol. Weird bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1955) - SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2013
Pours hazy amber with low, thick white head. Aroma of pine, toffee, milk chocolate. Taste is distinctly different, floral, fresh and hoppy with a clear but balanced bitterness. Long, bitter finish. Medium body, low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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