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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Abounds with Imported English Goldings hops at a weight of one pound per barrel. It has the assertiveness, aroma and unbanished flavor beer used to have before the cost-cutters started.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2016
1/2" white head.. only a little lacing.. atop a slightly hazy orange copper colored brew. English hops dominate the nose with an above average yeasty fruitiness. Toasted pale and caramel malts are also very evident. Flavor is assertive... low carbonation with good mouthfeel... good bitter backbone and spicy/earthy hop flavors with fruit yeast notes and a touch of diacetyl.. Very balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10098) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"not bad. poors a dark amberish color...thin white cap. well balanced aroma and flavor. a little caramel and nutty, with a little bit of floral and earthy hops. slightly bitter finish."

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Clear copper pour, white head. Nose is lightly kilned malts, earthy hops. Bitter. Middle is blend of biscuits and citrus hops. Finish is hop bitterness that lingers on the nose and tongue. This one is good but seems a bit unbalanced somehow.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (2189) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle. This is a great ESB - this may be marked up a bit as it is really pushing the boundaries of a bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (783) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 A nice beer. I would compare it to a pale ale. Easy to drink and decently priced

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that settles down to some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and earthy hops. Taste is light caramel sweetness with a pleasing earthy hop bitterness. Light to medium body with adequate carbonation. An enjoyable English style bitter which I sampled while camping outside of Portland, Oregon.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
(bottle 6/13/10). Cloudy amber color. Small off white head. Moderate bready malt aroma, with light hops. Moderate bitter flavor, with light sweet malt. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
[Bottle] Pours a light shade of amber with a soapy white foam head on it. Has a slight haze as well. Aroma of crisp grassy hops, crackers and mild citrus. Nice malt backbone includes some caramel and toffee with a steady hop presence that is very well balanced. Toasted bread, lemon and some toffee in the finish. Clean taste and very sessionable. Nice body and average carbonation level. A solid ESB!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2594) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Hazy amber, almost no head. Aroma of toffee, biscuit, earthiness, caramel, salt water, and a sense of Belgian yeast. Taste is very caramel dominant, mostly sweet, but with a distinguishable hop presence. Crisp and medium bodied. Not bad stuff.I wouldn’t fill my fridge with it, but it’s better than almost anything you can get in most bars.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden amber with a medium off white head. Wonderful biscuity malt and floral, earthy hops aroma (love those Goldings). Flavor is well balanced. Hops are assertive but are flavorful, not bitter. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very well done. Wish this was available where I live.


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