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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.


ghawener's rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghawener (1520) - San Salvador, - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle: Alcohol is a bit to overpowering over all other flavors. Food pairing: Smoked Salmon.


3.7
   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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (715) - 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.

3
   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.

3.3
   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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6912) - 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."

3.7
   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, .

3.2
   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.

3.3
   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

3.1
   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

3.2
   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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