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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
When our brewmaster was first learning to brew beer, he mentioned to his instructor that he hoped his batch would turn out close to the way it was supposed to taste. The instructor told him, "Close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades." Our American ESB showcases a complex maltiness and unique hop character. Chinook and Amarillo hops coupled with 5 different types of malt make this beer one-of-a-kind. Enjoy this ale when close just won’t cut it.

misrahi's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2012
On tap @ Crazy Mountain. A fruity easy drinking pale, a little on the hoppy side which I prefered. Good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (1088) - - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Biscuity malt aroma with some caramel and hop notes. Pours amber colored with a large tan head with excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with biscuity malt flavors with a touch of caramel sweetness. Finishes a bit dry but smooth with some floral hop notes. Nice ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1484) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Clear, copper pour with a white head. The aroma has pine and herbal hops with some sweeter malty notes mixed in. It has a medium body with slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with a lip-smacking finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (2767) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
June 4, 2015. On tap at Monks American Bar.
Light hazy amber with tiny creamy white head. Aroma is hard bread with a light spiciness,hints of berries, toffee. Taste is sweet, soft bitter with a slight floral bitter finish, sweet toffee, berries and slight butter notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (5567) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Some floral and hoppy notes. Light malt with a touch of caramel. Not sure why reviews are so low here. Very decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (9265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2015
On tap at Boundary. Pours a clear Amber with a gold hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains and a bit of caramel with a hint of grass underlying. Flavor has musty grains with a good amount of bread and a hint of musty grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3338) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber color, 1" off-white head, lace cobwebs. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste is full-bodied malt and toffee that adds carbonation along with a burst of floral hops on the swallow. The hops then recede enough to share the finish with the malt. Surprisingly solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4942) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2015
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Malty, hoppy and fruity smell. Malty sweet taste with flowers, hops and caramel. Like a mix between brittish and american.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samuel214 (217) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
Fat på Örebro Öl & Whisky Festival. Ljusorange klar vätska med tunn, tunn hinna vitt skum. Syrlig doft av vinäger, kokta grönsaker och grönsakskompost. Liknande i smaken. Främst vinäger och något i bakgrunden som påminner om tabasco. Drar till bak i käken. Ganska lätt kropp, något åt det torrare hållet. Snäll efterbeska. Något udda, men helt ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2015
Sample at SBWF15. Golden with white head. Aroma and taste is malty, fruit, american grapefruit hops, hay and bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (18650) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Sample in Sioux Falls. Clear amber color, white head. Aroma of fresh biscuit. Taste is lightly peppery and bitter. Decent.

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