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RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

radioseer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2011
(12 ounce bottle - shaker glass) Has an amber color with a white half finger sized head that dissapates fast. Aroma is of sweet malt and some hops. Also has faint notes of toffee and caramel. Has medium sweetness and light to medium bitterness. Flat carbonation and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (997) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2016
(bottle) Still labeled as Belk’s ESB, with no bottle date, hard to know how old this is. Pours a hazy orange complexion with lasting head and glass lacing. Aroma of dough and malt. The flavor follows the traditional British style with an understated hop note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopmaestro (985) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma is malty and floral. Taste is solid but one dimensional, malts with citrus tones and a gentle hop character. Medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidezdonz (141) - , HONG KONG - AUG 21, 2015
A 12 fl oz bottle with no visible best by or bottled date and poured into a pint glass. Poured a slightly hazy orangey copper colour with a one finger off white head that dissipates within a minute leaving some stringy lacing. Aromas were a bit weak but what little I do get is caramel malts, some fruitiness like plum, pear, apple sauce and orange plus hints of mineral notes. Taste is more pronounced with strong caramel sweetness beginning and citrus grapefruit bitterness finish with hints of pine, grass and pepper in between. Medium bodied with low carbonation and dry finish. This was decent but nothing special. I think I may prefer it more if it had a little less of the caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (6334) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured a light orange color with a small white head. Aroma was some light caramel malts, light toasted notes, with a touch of sweet malts. Light fruity notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
David_87 (121) - - 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 (1580) - 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 (2702) - 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 (4000) - 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 (8381) - 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 (1510) - 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, .

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