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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Uncle Jesse’s personal favorite. This big beer is available year-round. The ESB is a rich, copper-colored ale with a balanced flavor profile featuring toasted malts, fresh hops and a pleasant finishing sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbutler91c (17) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
I quite like this brew, but I like it better from the firkin tap and beer engine pull and special release blend. A coppery pour with a nice head, lingering lacing, and an overall drinkability that works well year round.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (2102) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2014
can from a store intulso, poured ito a glass, with my pal at the DUB, reddish clear pour with big white head, crisp goodness, I lie ite

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1388) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Nice. One of my personally favorite styles. This one is quite good all the way around. I would prefer more mouthfeel (slipperiness) and perhaps a bit more maltiness, but overall, solid, good, and cannot complain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7104) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Can tracked down by my parents - thanks! Murky orangish-brown pour with a huge foamy head. Aroma is earthy, bready, and lightly spicy. Taste is malty, earthy, light spice. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13724) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, beige head. Aroma of lightly toasted biscuit. Taste is more biscuit and burnt caramel. Light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gururyan (636) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 24, 2014
From can into snifter pours a clear, deep ruby...not amber like others have noted. Once thick and frothy head quickly disappeared. Taste is more roasted and malty than hoppy...again, not like others saying it's quite hoppy. Not a bad beer, would prefer more hop and lighter palette though. This, to me, is more of a red than an ESB. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kdm1984 (725) - Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Copper pour with hardly any head, but the lacing rings stick around for a bit. Big sweet malty aroma, even some butterscotch, with nutty notes. A little too sweet for my preferences, though. Tastes far better: sweet malt with some very nice resinous pale ale bitterness in the finish. Great tasting! However, this is another Core beer with an overly watery palate; their Okto had the same problem. If this smelled better and weren’t so watery, it would be an outstanding ESB. The resin finish is just delightful; too bad about some of the other elements.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5061) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Keg @ Core. Deep amber with a creamy white head. Candied apple, light nuttiness. Some raisin. Taste is slightly spicy. Earthy hops, some cinnamon accents. Rich toffee, sweet malts. Decent balance. Medium body, active carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
handsomejn (71) - Arkansas, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours a clear copper color with a nice beige head. Nice representation of the ESB style, clean, crisp bite with a nice malt backbone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mountainbaker (1) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
Nice clear amber color, whiteish auburn head, great citrus aroma and wonderful toffee and malty flavors

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