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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Bottle thanks Vic for the hook up. Pours a mahogany with a white head. Hints of dried fruit, damp woody malty notes. Malt husk with a hint of dry fruit. Eh.
Earlier Rating: 6/26/2008 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle at JoeMcphee’s. Pours an orange body with no head. Sweet hoppy earthy beer. A bit bready with some light fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2009
I can’t seem to find this beer anywhere else, so here it goes. This is a "cask ale". Amber in color, moderate carbonation. Malty, with a sight tinge of hops. Tasty. Seems quite strong, although I can’t find any infomation on their website about it. Will upload a photo. Has anyone else seen this beer? Was bought in Rochester, NY.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. "As Colonel Blides ESB" Clear amber color, not much head. A bit glueish hoppy (grapefruit, mango) aroma. American hoppy flavor, some caramel and fruity notes. Light hoppy finish. Very American ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
Cask (gravity) at GBBF 2009, Day 2 @ 5.5%. Sold as Captain Blides ESB. Hazy amber - same colour as the Beer Works Boston Common sampled at the same time. Quite leafy hops, in reassonably generous measure. Fairly prominent bitterness. Pleasant and easy-drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice medium bright orange copper with a med head. Aroma is fruity esters, slight orange, mango almost, sweet light caramel and toffee with nuts. and light fruity and earthy hops. Flavor is toffee, caramel malts, light grassy and tea-like hops and moderately fruity- relatively smooth and easy drinking. Not bad.
Earlier Rating: 5/3/2005 Total Score: 3.9
Tap at the brewery. Pours a slight hazy light amber with a good sticky rocky head. Aroma is slightly fruity malty but tended to be more towards the floral hop side. Good smooth mouthfeel, with low carbonation. Nice malty flavor, slightly sweet, with a good bitterness to round it out. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Cask, GBBF 09. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aromas are caramel malts with citrus. Soft but god hopping. Flavours are sweet toffee malts with light citrus. Some toasty notes with floral hops on the finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4781) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2009
Cask at GBBF 09, 5.5% ABV, believe it may well be the alt. Anyways, ruddy brown with almost no head. Moderate citrussy and piney hops, quite bitter flavours. Dry finish. Flat. Refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4240) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Cask@GBBF, 2009. Dark bronze beer with a lightly malty aroma and a gently malty and hopped flavour. Overall an average but palatable beer.
Earlier Rating: 8/9/2008 Total Score: 3
Cask@GBBF 2008. Flat looking light brown beer, with a flat and malty aroma. The flavour is plainly hopped and malty. Overall an average beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle from jah noth. Pours clear and sparkling light copper with a small, frothy, off-white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), average hops (flowers, pine), average yeast (earth, sweat) with notes of honey, apple, pear, and cask. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a metallic finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. Pleasant, earthy, cellar beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6033) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2009
Bottle. Copper amber with ann off white head. Toasty sweet malt aroma with some herbal hops. The flavor has a fair amount of earthy and herbal hops on top of a toasty and nutty malt base. Well balanced and easy drinking.


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