Arcadia Thunder Trail
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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Thunder Trail ESB stays true to our English Brewing Heritage. With a strong backbone of Maris Otter and Crystal malts, this Extra Special Bitter is balanced by earthy, spicy, English hops. Our Ringwood yeast strain imparts a dis-tinctly fruity character that is accented by dry-hopping with a modest amount if Palisade hops. We hope you enjoy this quality session ale — wherever the Trail may take you.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsř, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2016
Cask, 5.3 % abv, shared with Finn at JDW’s Briar Rose. Filmy layer blanketing the glassware. Clear amber in body appearance. Modest caramel aroma. Taste of brown malts, including moments of caramel, bread and chocolate, with some impact of berry fruit towards a drying finish. Medium bodied. Food friendly and quite alright (Birmingham 21.09.2016).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Biroholik (897) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - SEP 18, 2016
Cask @ White House, Luton
Ciemnobursztynowy, zamglony kolor. Niska, drobna, ciemnokremowa piana. W aromacie ciasteczka, biszkopty, herbatniki, karmel, toffi. W smaku podobnie plus ciemne owoce. Umiarkowane ciało, średnia pełnia. Goryczka także pośrodku z słodko-gorzkim finiszem. Słodowe, klasyczne ESB, niczego nie urywa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17350) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Bottle from Reading BF 2016. Clear amber brown colour lasting beige head. Fresh hoppy aroma good bitterness. Lacks some malt depth but it’s not a bad attempt at an ESB. Some white pepper hop . A decent attempt at a ESB but lacks the malt clout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Plum Market. Hazy pale amber. Caramel biscuit aroma. Balanced hop malt flavour, bready, then a hopped caramel finsih.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3609) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle after a run. Aroma of fruits and earthy woody English hops. A medium body and no detectable alcohol heat. Smooth and easy to drink but a bit heavier than I expected an ESB to be. Could not detect much hops in the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrownALEx (425) - Portland, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pretty solid beer, not too flashy. A good beer to have more than one of. Taste is good with a nice malt backbone mixed with earthy hops. Probably won’t seek this one but if I run into again I know it’s decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (688) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Wrote down a score ages ago but ni5 any tasting notes. Recording for posterity. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4030) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Pour is a cloudy reddish with a average tan head. Aroma is those really nice English earthy malts and I also get a bit of grape must aroma. Flavor is another hit of earthy malt along with a fruity berry. Finish is thin but still a decent malt is left on the tongue. A bit too fruity for a traditional ESB but the earthy English maris otter malts are spot on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, some diacetyl, hints of earth, slight spice. Taste was a mix of spice, yeast, touch of husky notes into butter,slight veggie, finishing bitter, spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (5165) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Pours clear, dark, almost brownish amber with a very thick and rather persistent frothy eggshell head. Strong, malty aroma has notes of caramel, cloves and hops. Flavor has a malty core and even more cloves and hops, plus earthy and caramel undertones for a well-rounded flavor; bitterness gets your attention but isn’t pushy. Mouthfeel has average body and fizz, while finish adds a fruity tone to the flavor. Follow this trail to some good beer.

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