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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9334) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2002
I don’t think this was as good as Fuller’s ESB, and it didn’t come close to the Crooked River version, but it was still a decent beer. Amber/orange color with a thin head. Big hops aroma with faint citrus as well. Bitter flavor with a dry finish, hops was prevalent throughout which is a must in any ESB if you ask me. Worth getting again some day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Unusually strong ESB with an even more unusual aftertaste, unfortunately unpleasent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5998) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2003 Re-Rate: Amber color with big poofy head. Big time dry hoppiness here, with a hint of yeast caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2003 Orange-amber color, frothy off-white head that leaves a nice sticky lace in my glass. Bready and citrusy aromas, bready caremel flavors, medium to full bodied with a somewhat rough mouthfeel, a bit unbalanced yet tasty. The hops really stand out in the end with a bitter finish, not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2002
I consider this the mother of west coast ales. Fine, deep malt perfectly accented by citrus cascade hops. Bitter, stunning finish. Wonderful lacing on the glass. I am so glad they’ve made this available in 12oz on our fair coast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Panzuriel (1408) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2002
Sharp and tangy aroma with hints of citrus type scents. Pleasant bitterness with a hint of plastic flavor? Sweet flavor fades to a saline type after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Clear golden orange. Hefty off white frothy head. An occasional bubble of carbonation. Aroma of buttery yeast, mild soap, butterscotch and alcohol esters. Delicate presence. Alcohol taste mixed with toffee malts and spicy hops. Medium full body. Soft and faintly carbonated. Fairly dry. A touch soapy. Alcohol is tasted a bit too much at times. Not hugely malty either. Finishes rough, alcoholic and with more soap (although mild). Very rudimentary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2002
nice medium orange amber color.creamy head. malt and fruit in the nose. medium bitterness. perfect balance between roasted malts and spiciness of the hops. Long lingering finish. This is an exceptional example of an ESB and a classic. 6.8? Where’s the alcohol?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Pours a nice clear amber color, the head is creamy, long lasting, beige and the lace quite generous. Nose is clean and crisp, light hints of citrus, malt and just a tad buttery. Front is sweet, the top light, the finish has a generous hop presence, lightly acidic, dry, and quite pleasureable as it’s a ’Cozy’ 112 degrees Fahrenheit or 44.4 Celsius. Ranks #465 on my current 1000 beer list.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2002
Good ESB. Went down quick. I had it with a piece of filet mignon good combo. The ESB has a nice clean bitter taste.

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