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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kdm1984 (624) - 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 (4291) - 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 (66) - 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 (1420) - 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 (9440) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
On tap at Brewski’s in Fayetteville, AR. Pours a clear, copper colored body with a finger-width, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is lightly sweetened caramel and toffee with a good amount of orange citrus herbal hops. Hints of bread, touches of grass, and a very light toast. Flavor is similar. More hopped than most ESBs with a good amount of orange herbal citruses giving off a few resins. Lightly sweetened crystal and caramel malts with touches of toffee bread. Finishes fairly bitter and dry with a light sweetness and a good amount of citruses. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, an ESB with a bit more hops and bitterness than most, but pretty tasty and balanced with a light malt sweetness. Not bad.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
andycore (1) - - JUL 31, 2012 does not count
My favorite bitter! Great mouth feel, perfect hops balance with deep flavor.

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