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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The music of The Steel Wheels and the beer from Blue Mountain are both original and handcrafted, with inspired Americana flavors from the heart of Virginia. Our collaboration E.S.B. draws from the past with British crystal malts and Scottish yeast, but uses American hops to put our own stamp on the creation. Like this beer, The Steel Wheels draw you in from the first sip...not because their music is loud or in your face, but because it’s surprising and original, and because its inspirations - a story, a character, a memory - have been brewed with just the right ingredients. Take time to drink slowly and listen truly. Wherever you are, get ready to sing along, to harmonize. Maybe even get up and dance.

Hear The Steel Wheels at www.thesteelwheels.com, or meet them soon at a show to hear the music as they love to share it: live, kickin’ and real.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Can. Smells of candied bacon. A bit sweet and caramel malts. Brown and clear. Actually nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Nice reddish brown color with a thin white head. It's bitter on the tip of your tongue but gets smoother towards the back of the palate. Good malty flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1578) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Fresh (BB 4/2014) can from Save On. Deep garnet reddish brown with lasting flat head. Caramel and spicy bready aroma. Toasty bready caramel malts mild fruit dry earthy herbal lingering bitterness. Subdued and fine carbo. Medium body. Lovely soft mouthfeel. Excellent for the style, which I haven’t had in a while, been so driven to IPAs. Extra points for demanding that I look at the date code on the bottom.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2030) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
11/16/2012. From bottle. pours dark amber with a white head. Malty aromas with caramel, fruit and spices. Caramel flavors with bitter hops.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (3083) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a smallish light tan head on it. Nose is a tad toasty, but I get mostly caramel coming off it. Taste is pretty sweet to me, coming almost close to a toasty syrup. Ok, but not really my bag.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Poured from a can it is a amber color with a slight head the aroma is of some citrus and caramel. The taste is a strong bitter malt flavor

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (2694) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
From a 12 oz can shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of raisin and some toffee. Moderate mouthfeel and carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1175) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
$1.95 can from Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours clear brown with an inch of off-white head. Smells lightly fruited with some back end malts and ... honey? Tastes of burnt malt and wood.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tcane7 (1577) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle with Jay, Ray and Chris. Pours a murky brown with medium, fluffy, beige head and some mild lacing. Nose of roasted malt, black tea, caramel, some nut. Medium to light body. Moderately bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1034) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Pours dark red with brown hues. Caramel and chocolate nose. Creamy and chocolate, caramel, mild bitter. Solid.


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