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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
christopherw34 (5) - - SEP 27, 2012
Pours a golden straw color and holds a nice fluffy, white head. This ESB is a lighter, more golden color than the traditional copper color English ESB. The aroma is that of a traditional English ESB with distinct deep yeasty tones, but this one has a wave of floral, citrusy hops. I also get a slight fusel aroma since this ESB comes in at 6.8%. The taste is surprisingly maltier and more fruity than appears combined with bursts of citrus from the hops. It does have quite the lingering hoppy bite, which differs from a traditional ESB, but it isn’t overwhelming. This is a close relative of the traditional English ESB, and one of the best that I’ve ever drank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
David_87 (98) - - MAR 28, 2015
Pours hazy and kind of light for an style that usually holds alot of caramel malts. Aroma is in the style but amped up slightly. Lovely. Taste resembles the Fuller but with some tones raised, the right tones for my palate! Love it! The ABV is insanely well masked. Bottle from SB

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (717) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from old town. Pours a light copper color with a modest white head. Strong citrus aroma with a hint of malt. Grapefruit, orange and pine stand out on the palate. Fairly well-balanced. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2586) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle from Craft. Some nice bitter notes, hops, grapefruit and cracker. Bitter finish as expected. Body was too thin, but not bad overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3834) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Tap, brown pour, white head, nose is smooth, caramel, taste is fresh, malty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6920) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"more on the nose and taste than you expect from the style, but not overdone. a nice balance of floral and bittering hops, and just enough malt to keep it honest."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1268) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
330 ml bottle, pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is rich biscuit and caramel malt, toffee, apple citrus zing, very malty but not over sweet. full body, creamy, thick feel, average carbonation, .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4740) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Svenska Hamburgerköket, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, citrus, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, citrus, yeast, floral, fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (2320) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
12 oz bottle labelled Belk’s ESB. Pours a copper color with moderate head. Aromas of sweet malts, bread and light orangey fruit. Flavors are similar with additional toffee notes and a long grassy bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 3, 2014
A really nice beer. Lovely taste. Would love to try more from Anderson Valley ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (837) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Big hop aroma and bite. Love the flavor paired with pastrami sandwich I had. Color a bit lacking but good flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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