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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12341) - 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 (615) - 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 (678) - 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 (4672) - 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 (70) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1695) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
This is a nice esb. Some roast but more toffee and caramel. Had on tap t 28 Springs. Thanks Casey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WooPigBrewey (46) - North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Nicely hopped for an ESB with some herbal earthiness and good amounts of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2013
(tap) deep copper with small tan head. Caramel and earthy hops aroma. Very hoppy for an ESB but nice, with plenty of malt and body for balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9960) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light herbal notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, toffee and light grassiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

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