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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (512) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Draft. Pours a dark golden/amber color. Caramel malt aroma with floral hops. Taste was very sweet. Nice smooth medium body, finishes more spicy from the cinnamon. Pretty good overall.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cybercat (3435) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Pours a clear, slightly reddish amber with a nice buff head that leaves some good lacing. Malty aroma is not much. Flavor, fortunately, is much better, malty with hints of caramel and woody hops. Texture is not firm but lively. Not great, but give it a bark.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (521) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
This beer was just pretty meh. I was hoping for more, but there was nothing to distinguish this beer - hops/malt balance was fine, but I had no desire to ever have this again as there was nothing in the beer to say "drink more of me."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2013
From tap. Pours deep amber in color with little head. Aroma was mild with a sweet caramel note. Taste was caramel and bitter op bite. Balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2623) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2012
A dark amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is rather malty with some caramel, cherries, toffee. Aftertaste is a bit sweet. Overall a nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Draft sampler at Asheville Brewing’s Merrimon Avenue Location. Dark amber color, smalll white head that left little lacing, subdued malty aroma, nice malty flavor but I wouldn’t classigy this as an ESB. It’s perfectly acceptable as an amber ale. Tasted on July 7, 2012.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3760) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Poured a clear amber color with a little head. I get some nuttiness on the flavor which was really interesting. There’s a slight bite to this, too.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADesenberg (630) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Draft, sampler: it pours a nice amber color with a tan head. It smells slightly spicy and hoppy, but the taste is a nice well rounded maltiness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2277) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Sampler pours amber with a white head. Aroma of grains, malt and fruit. Taste starts with sweet fruit then malt and spices. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6249) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Light citric hoppy aroma with light sweet and toasty malts. The flavor is relatively clean and balanced, with light citric hops, light sweet malts, and light toasty notes. Decent.


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