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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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The first product to become available from Cheshire Valley is an Unfiltered ESB. This product is 4.6% abv with medium-high bitterness supported by toasted malt flavours. The hop flavour is moderate but balanced by a caramel malt sweetness. This beer is excellent by itself, however it also goes well with cheese, BBQ and curry.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
A reddish amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a sweet nutty and waxy malt, coffee grinds, mash tun. In mouth, a sweet maple malt with light grainy notes, nutty barley suger, not bad. On tap at Volo , Oct. 29 2011.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
Volo English cask fest 2009. Another fine offering by Cheshire Valley. Golden yellow colour and lots of lace. An IPA-style bitterness, with some nuttiness. Nice interpretation and works on cask.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8565) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Gave a new batch a try at The Only Cafe. Hazy pale amber pour with a creamy white head. The aroma is softly earthy and hoppy. A lovely UK sort of spicy/earthy bitterness. A nice crackery pale malt base and a fresh-baked sort of flavour. Diacetyl problem has been solved - this is nice and clean with a nice flinty sort of bitterness. Lovely quaffable pint. Solid bitter. Pale amber pour with a thick creamy head. The aroma is quite laden with diacetyl and lots of soft earthiness. Malts are kind of sweet and fairly pronounced. Hops are kind of restrained.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
2009-08-29. Crisp orange amber body, small off white head. Fruity citrus in the aroma, touch of sweet marmalade touches. ( 7+) Flavour is pleasant, modest citrusy hops, mild bitterness, muted malt has just a touch of dry graininess at times. ( 6+) Average palate suits it. Pretty decent. I liked the aroma more than the flavour but I liked it enough to go back for seconds. Pleasant. On tap at Beer Bistro

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2009
[2477-20090829] Tap sample. Strong strawberry juice and raspberry tarts aroma along with some navel orange flesh and hints of cheesecake toppings. Slightly hazy, medium orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Grainy acidic strawberries flavour has some orange Campino and mango hints. Medium body. Very fragrant, strong flavours, strong fruity characteristics.
(Golden Taps ’09 @ beerbistro; Toronto, ON)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 27, 2009
Cask at Volo
Appearance: mild haze on amber , mid light creamy top. Low carbonation.
Nose: fresh citric , honey , flowery feel , mild refreshing bitter. 6+
Flavor/Palate : rich , bitter leafy-citric character with light nutty feel of chestnut. Soft , light malty bottom. Proper drinkable ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2009
Draught at ’2009 Golden Tap Awards’ at beerbistro. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of grain, hops, fruit and caramel malt. Flavour: Yum, delicious and refreshing with hops, fruit and light spices backed by caramel malt and a nice bitter finish. Average bodied which is good for the style. This is a good version of the style, I really enjoyed it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
Draught. At 2009 Golden Tap Awards. Slightly hazy light amber with an average frothy off-white head Ɠ+). Pungently floral aroma with a hint of green fruit. Nice, fairly delicate floral bitterness, not as aggressive as in the nose, lightly fruity, with a decent grainy malt backbone. Quite a solid body to it, lively mouthfeel, with a longish bitter finish - very good!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Pint in a long week at Grey Cup 2012. Hazy dark amber. Light fruitiness in aroma and flavour. Some expected light yeastiness since it is unfiltered.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
On Tap at Volo. Aroma of light tropical fruit, and quite a bit of cereal, and hay. Flavor was bitter, and the sweetness was a little too fruity , and kinda threw things off. Not bad, but a little odd.


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