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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Our well rounded approach to the classic British ale. There’s middle of the road, and then there’s middle of the river, and if there’s one thing that’s important in the middle of the river, it’s balance.

TheHOFF43's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1805) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bent Paddle does it again. Pours a hazy amber with cool spotted head. Lots of citrus on the nose, nice malt backbone, could slay a 6er of this no problem..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (910) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
On nitro at Acadia in Minneapolis. A decent ESB, light caramel and biscuit notes. Not sure how much of this was the nitro, but was very light bodied, almost watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Can. Pours a clear amber body with a one finger frothy off-white head. The nose is lightly floral hops, light caramel, some crystal malt, and a little huskiness. The flavor is pretty standard for the style, lightly sweet and a bit husky with just a hint of bitterness on the finish. Light and easy drinking with soft minimal carbonation. Not the most exciting of beers, but that’s about what you get with the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2248) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2015
12 oz. can. Pours copper with a frothy soapy off white khaki head that fades to a soapy film and subtle lacing. Aroma is mild spice and bitterness with nice caramel malt little vanilla nuts and roastiness. Taste is soft toffee and caramel roasted malt faint bitter hops showing and soft spice. Palate is medium light creaminess. Really like!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (10017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2015
Minimally hoppy beer, on tap at The Happy Gnome. OK drinkability. Lighter than average mouthfeel. Just OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarleyFife (9) - - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
ESB from the north country. A nice break from IPA world, this ESB is well hopped but not out of sync with its English roots.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eruizgarcia (270) - - MAY 8, 2015
Very pleasant and well balanced. Easy to drink and good in any occasion. Mild roasty malt aroma. Can be refreshing yet work fireside. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1915) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2015
On tap at bent paddle taproom, pours a clear copper with a medium khaki head. Dry caramel and toffee malt aroma. Light citrus hop and bitterness into dry caramel and toffee malt. Pleasent and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (337) - Minneapolis, - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2015 Copper in color with off white/light khaki head. Drinks easy enough and I like to try local beers. OK. Edit: had this again and really enjoyed it. Maybe time of year? Light hops, good balance, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3084) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2015
12 oz can pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, roast, grain, earth, and hint of citrus. Taste is grains and some hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Can, thanks to Bacterial. Pours a clear dark copper with creamy white head, good retention. Aroma of bread, damp leaves, acrid caramel, decay. I confess to not being a regular ESB drinker, but this smells off to me. Taste (sweet, deep caramel, mild bitterness) isn’t wholly unpleasant, but doesn’t completely escape the nose. Palate: medium body, aggressive carbonation. Overall: I’ll give this one another go on draft next time I’m in MN.

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