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Asheville Rolands ESB
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A beautifully colored amber ale, Roland’s is loyal to the line of Extra Special Bitters from which it takes its pedigree. The effervescent head releases the spicy aroma and flavor of Cascade hops that accompany the the big malty sweetness of Crystal malt and Roasted barley. The result is a complex medium-bodied beer with a champion flavor reminiscent of cinnamon and caramel. This is a stud of a brew perfect for sharing one or two or three or four with old friends.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5583) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft at the brewpub on Coxe. Pours an earthy brown with moderate lacing. Malty and mildly bready. There’s little bitterness in this at all, a seeming trend in supposed "bitters" lately ... drinks more like a Mild ale. Light bodied. (#4296, 10/5/2011)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (671) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2011
On tap at the biergarden. Amber with white head. Malty hoppy Aroma. Malty grain flavor with hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Appearance: Near clear, mahogany-hued body with a slim coating of white suds. Smell: An earthy spiciness yields to sweet-scented caramel-coated toast and a low hint of fruitiness. Taste: A mixture tasting of pale, caramel, and altogether toasty Munich malts. Sweetish in the fore. Nicely timed pop of fruitiness, and spicy, floral, lightly citrusy hops. Lightly bitterness. Fairly drying, but still malty and just a bit sweet at the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Not bad! A decently drinkable ESB rendition.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Pours clear amber with good lacing. Full aromas of bread & grain. Palate is a little thin, light on hops no real flavor character. Not bad but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Draft at brewery. Copper pour - light haze. Malty mineral aroma. Flavor is sweet with caramel malt. Balanced bitterness in the finish that is lightly herbal and earthy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3106) - Montana, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Draft. A cloudy brown pour with an off white head. Scent is sweet malt, and light floral notes. Taste is sweet toasted malts with a light bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4929) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Cloudy brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of sweet malt, perumy floral hops. Sweet toasted malt, metallic hops, with a decent bitter. Watery with medium carbonation. Good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Draft. Off-white head atop clear dark amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, strong crystal malt presence, caramel, orange. Light-medium body, low carbonation, low acidity.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Ancient backlog. Aroma of raspberry, other sweet red fruits, nougat, caramel malt, toffee chips, marzipan, some plum-ish fruits, overall malty, fruity, desserty. Flavor predominantly sweet malty with an edge of tartness; tangy sweet with popping fruit and juicy malt. Very drinkable despite all the sweetness, didn’t seem particularly sugary to me. Tasty stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4129) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On tap @ Asheville Pizza. Medium copper color. Smooth aroma of simple malt. A nice ale. Flavor is light malt. Smooth, creamy. Very light bodied. Extremely sessionable.
27 Oct 09


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