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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 itís 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, kickiní and real.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Draft. Clear dark amber body, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/earthy, bread, some caramel. Light-medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9364) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Tap at brewery. Pours clear brown-copper with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel, toast, and nutty malt, earthy and minty hops. Flavor is malty with medium hop bitterness and spiciness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear reddish-copper with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Good head retention and a bit of lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and some toastiness. The taste is bitter hops, toasted malts, nutty notes and a faint bit of fruitiness. Medium bodied. A bit over-hopped, but still decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Sampled during CBC 2013. Amber pour with a small khaki head. The aroma shows bread, biscuits, caramel, and a bit of dusty black tea. Bready, malty flavor, caramel and biscuits, a touch of metal. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2014
12oz can, Iím pretty sure I got this from Perfect Pour. Sticker on the bottom reads 03/2014. Amber-red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Some dots of lace. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Medium body. Caramel malt, some toasty malt. Some orange citrus. Lightly spicy. Moderate bitter taste. Light spicy sweet. OK ESB. A little metallic, bitter, and abrupt, but not bad. Probably better fresh. A lot of bitter orange peel in the flavor, right now.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5830) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Pale and light bready malts, light flowery hops, and some lingering hoppy bitterness. Well balanced and drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Dark bronze and served a bit cold. Woody and only mildly bitter, with an almost bready finish. (#4272, 10/3/2011)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Pretty copper pour with a short tan head. Hoppy and fruity with strong spicy hops, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, light citrus and chewy malt. Taste is big spicy and earthy hops, light floral notes, caramel, sweet malt, dark fruit, some citrus, toffee and light tea notes.Body is medium with a strong, dense, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, spicy hops, toffee earthy hops, citrus notes, floral hops, tea and chewy malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4543) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2013
12oz can pours a mostly clear, very dark caramel with some creamy, white head. Aroma is nice and fairly standard, orange rind, lemon, biscuit, cracker, a little caramel. Flavor is the same, really spot on style wise, a balance of orange and caramel, malt, cracker, lemon. Clean finish. Really spot on.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12oz can. Poured a clear, medium-yellow color with a white head. Aroma was notes of light malts, some biscuit, lemon. Flavor was about the same - light, sweet malts, some very mild citrus notes. Drinkable, probably best in the warmer months.


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