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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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The key to appreciating a true strong bitter: A balance that you’ll savor. Our pronounced hop usage has been compensated with smooth malt perfectly. Presenting our inaugural brew, with hints of its English roots and a whole lotta Minnesota depth to explore.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beernoka (6) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2012 does not count
On tap at New Bohemia Awesome looking beer with a thick, white head that does not fall easily. Light caramel color, clear with inviting carbonation bubbles. Lacing throughout the the glass as it is consumed. Was expecting a more muddled look. Aroma of warm malts, biscuits and hints of sugar cookies accentuated by resiny hops. Nice departure from all the 4C hop aromas dominating craft beers. Invites you in with a surprising medley of aromas. As it warms, pleasant malt aromas come forth. Taste and mouth-feel were outstanding. Layers of flavor are apparent, yet mix oh-so-well. Crisp and refreshing, with the presence of not often experienced English hop flavors. Pleasant bitterness accompanied by warm, malty tones. A beer worth drinking as it warms as more flavors come forward. Hints of toast, marmalade and light caramel come out, yet the beer finishes wildly dry. Makes you want to immediately have more. Excellent with hearty dishes, making the food that much better. A total and complete surprise. I did not know what to expect, but I did not think that I would walk away liking an ESB so much. Well done addition to the awesome brewery scene exploding here. I look forward to trying more Badger Hill Beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (493) - - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Darker Orange with a slight haze and a creamy head. The flavor is what you’d expect of a ESB (yeasts, biscuits, etc.) with a surprisingly strong floral hop presence along with some resin bitterness. Has a heavier feel than most ESB style ales with some mild carbonation. I enjoy trying out new beers popping up from all around Minnesota and this is one more beer that shows why. Check it out if you get the chance

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Received sample 12-oz bottle from distributor. Pours a semi-hazy brownish amber colored brew with a decent sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing and white ring. Aroma of toasted dark biscuit malt, some light grassy and dry leafy hops and a hint of herbs. Taste is medium to full-bodied, flavors of toasted biscuit and dark malts, dry English style hops and a hint of chocolate. Finish is semi-dry, some lingering bitterness then a toasted biscuit malt aftertaste. A solid ESB throughout. Nice inauguration beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1316) - Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle - fair size foamy head, nice dark copper color, earthy hop aroma and flavor with a sweet malt backbone, well balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2013
Deep amber pour with thin white head. Slight earthy aroma with big bread and biscuit aroma. Yeast and bread with slight oily lemon bitterness. Crisp carbonation cuts in with a slight hop punch. Finishes sweet and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1899) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2012 Valley Tap House: light copper pour with thin head. Aroma is caramel and citrus, light earthiness. Flavour is nice toasted caramel malt, medium to light bitterness earthy floral hop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
On tap! Lovely ESB.... I mean a MSB! Really nice balance to finish this brew. It lingers well and really tastes great!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladyhops (43) - - APR 8, 2013
Not as bitter as I would have imagined but still good. Lemon, bread, chewy flavor. Nice MN flare. I like that on tap isn’t much difference from bottled. When warm you can really taste the bitter, but cold I can’t detect the special bitterness... surprisingly low hop profile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asedzie (590) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark amber with medium head. Aroma has mildly fruity hops, behind sweet malty aroma some very slight peaty notes., Flavor is really well balanced for an American ESB - initial caramel toastiness followed by a memorable combination of herbal and resinous hops. This is a really well thought out beer with just enough bitter dryness to cleanse the palate and just enough residual malt sugar and earthiness to keep one craving more. A very well done ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MNAle (18) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 Good attempt at a bitter, not much hop bite as expected for a bitter in the British style. A bit too bland, though.


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