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Bethlehem Brew Works Fegleys ESB
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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep red amber colored, full-bodied, with a residual malt sweetness and hoppy flavor. This is an all-around Brew Works favorite. A great Yeungling “Lager” alternative. This british style ale contains a special blend of Cluster, Fuggle, and East Kent Golding hops.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Draft. Clear amber color. Light malty roasted aroma. The taste was the same but thin and fizzy on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Had this on tap at the brewery. Deep amber with a great hopped flavor and a deep head. This has a great bittnerness that we all love!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Not a bad bitter on draft at the restaurant. The taste was like most other ESBs in that the dryness and bitterness were upfront, but in the background was a little bread like finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2006
On tap at the brewpub, July 2006. Their Cassis Lambic seemed pretty authentic to me and this one was equally, so - very English. In fact, I thought it was the most English-tasting beer I had tried in nearly a month in the US. Attractive, bright copper colour. Strong dusty, robust hop presence with a great earthy bitterness. Chewy, fruity malt too. Excellent balance. Very nice indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 3, 2006
This one was good. Poured a lighter brown color. Aroma was of malts and fruits. Flavor was very well balanced malts sweet but balanced. Good beer. One of the better i had today.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Nice coppery color with bitter malty nose. Taste is same with slight hops at finish, and somewhat slippery mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2830) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2006
One of their best done beers, this one had a beautiful red/brown color and a taste that was pretty full. I was exepecting more hops, but found the malty taste to be pretty prominent. They called it a Yuengling comparable, but this one was more complex and slightly heavier. A nice choice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
Hoppy aroma, a combination of British hops to add a layer of complexity. Creamy and bitter to the end. A good palate cleaner that’s all, and begs for food accompanment. Medium mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2006
Pours a reddish amber with an average off white lacing head. Aroma was sweet and malty, a bit on the light side. Flavor had a light bitterness at the end but still pretty malty.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Best beer by BBW but that does not say much. The gear is cool. The hoppy flavor was very ho hum and I found this beer out of whack. No balance of malt and hops. If they tried to make this a Yeungling alternative I can see why they failed... aim higher.


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