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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Uncle Kitís 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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Salmonson (3) - - FEB 1, 2016 does not count
This is another win for the crew over at Core! This ESB is rich in flavor with a boastful body. Best ESB on the market.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (261) - USA - JAN 18, 2016
Pours a dark copper/amber color. About two fingers beige head, low retention, low lacing.

Aroma is odd. Very aromatic. Very nice. Almost like perfume. Aside from that, itís yeasty, bready. Plenty of sweet sugar and sweet tea.

Taste is also sweet. Itís quite malty. Itís boldly bitter with earthy hops. Itís interesting.

Mouthfeel is medium body. A little oily. Finishes slightly bitter.

Overall, this is really good. Probably the best Iíve had from Core yet! Iíd certainly drink this again!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ReneeT75 (3) - - JAN 15, 2016 does not count
This is by far my favorite ESB. Beautiful head retention. A very clean aroma of citrus up front. Mouth feel is light with a hoppy finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
John_Ales (12) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Great take on classic style. Nice blend of bitterness and malts. Could drink on this all day. What?!? Itís available in cans?? Yes please!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ferstl (1) - - NOV 1, 2015 does not count
This has become not only my favorite Core beer, but my favorite all time beer. Smooth, malty, with just the right amount of hops. Velvety mouth feel, with a clean finish. A great beer to have with a meal or just pint after pint.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Can... Pours lightly hazed and deep-amber with dirty-orange highlights and a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma features spicy, peppery and citrusy hops, dust and tea biscuits. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. In the flavor, big, hearty, medium-roast malts are balanced by an acrid hop bill. Nice balance here, but the flavor ends up a touch medicinal. Lengthy, bittersweet finish - more bitter than sweet. Can courtesy of BVery!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gerby23 (27) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Love this beer. A great American take on a classic style, this beer always hits the spot. Great malt body, nice punch of bitterness, and solid, lasting finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (483) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bomber into Spiegelau IPA glass. Light brown with a strong, lasting head and notable lacing. Nose is biscuit, bread, herbal, and incredibly yeasty. Mouthfeel is creamy. Taste is alright. Nice about of bitterness, but the aftertaste is a little metallic (might be an old bottle?). Iím getting biscuit and a leafy-taste. Not too remarkable, but a good session beer. Happy to see more quality craft beers in this part of the country.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weihenweizen (2627) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a shaker. Hazy amber with medium beige head. Aroma is light herbal hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt, toast, herbal hops, and light finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggsbowler (580) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Can - pours light Amber. Malty bitter nose and taste. Itís pretty good for a style I donít care for.


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