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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Arcadia ESB is an English Extra Special Bitter. Is deep copper in color with ruby undertones. The full-bodied, caramelly, toasted malt character finishes slightly sweet and is balanced by a solid hop bitterness. Tettnang finishing hops provide a complimentary candied hop aroma and flavor.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - APR 13, 2003
Not bad, although not the best ESB. I had a hard time placing the aroma, but I think that was because of the smokers sitting next to me. Pretty balanced with a decent finish. Smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jethro6191 (402) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pours a cloudy caramel with a thin off-white head. Some lacing. Fruity aroma. Malt, caramel, toffee, orange pith, and fruity flavors. Picking up a bit of astringency. The finish is fairly dry. Not a bad beer but a little bit different than most of the ESBís Iíve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Sample at the brewpub on 3/29/13. Clear amber pour with a thick white head. Malty nose with light fruit notes and earthy hops. Malty flavor with some citrus before a grassy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1093) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Draft at Arcadia. Light hoppy aroma. Slightly bitter, hoppy and pithy. Kind of bland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fsquirrel29 (75) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Fullers ESB is one of my favorite beers, so i decided to try another kind of ESB. Arcadia is not a bad ESB, but it is far from a Fullers. This might be just a bit too hoppy for me. I tend to lean towards the bitterness from the roasted malts instead of the bitter hops. Overly hoppy beers tend to be too flowery/perfumey for my tastes. This is a nice beer, bust not one of my favorites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Draught at TJís: Aroma of malt, slight caramel, and kinda general ESB. Poured copper/amber in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted around the edges. Very slightly hazy. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, slight caramel, and a hint of dried leaves. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, slight caramel finish is lightly sweet, slightly bitter, and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a moderately dark copper color with an off white head and good lacing. Nose brings caramel malt and a decent dose of citrus and herbal hops. Slight bitterness. Taste is a bit more restrained with nothing really standing out. Feel is relatively light with good carbonation. Drinks quite well and was a nice find. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-12-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wmubronco1992 (589) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Draft at the bewpub. Pours a dark golden. Small white head. Some lacing. Mild grassy aroma. A little bit of caramel in the flavor. Bitter, but not overly so. Very crisp and clean. Very sessionable beer. Was only called ESB at the brewpub. Since no other ESBís on the list I will make assumption I am rating the same beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbfobes (2153) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2010
On tap at Hopcat, pours an amber/reddish color with some light lacing in the glass, has a bitter hoppy aroma and the flavor was more sweet than hoppy which is to be expected, I was hoping for a bit more in the brew but itís still nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
Poured on tap at The Maproom (Chicago, IL). Pours a deep dark amber, hazed well with a decent offwhite head that dies to a thick film and laces well. Aromas are caramel malts and a light floral hop, grass. Nice. Initial is mellow, caramel malts, a decent floral hopping, mellow and drinkable. Bread, biscuits, a touch of citrus. Lighter bodied, light medium body hybrid. Tasty, sessionable, a bit under hopped. Easy drinker, a bit too malty for me. Not a re-buy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Cask at Blind Pig in Champaign, IL. Pours a reddish amber with a rocky off white head. Aroma of fruity ale esters and wet grains. Lighter side of medium bodied with soft carbonation. I had problems drinking this one- perhaps the cask temp was bringing out the flaws- which were buttery and vegetal mixed in with caramel and raw wort. I did not care for this at all

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