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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Wonderfully balanced "session beer" in the ESB style. A combination of 75 L and 120 L caramel malts give this ale a nice color, maltiness and body. This is then balanced and complimented in the kettle with Magnum hops which contribute its clean but detectable bitterness. Mt. Hood hops are then added for a lingering hop flavor and aroma. We ferment our bitter with Dick's house yeast for that classic English ale flavor.


Fatehunter's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1273) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw colored body. The aroma is a little apricot, lots of wet grain... barnyardish. The taste is nice. Some apricot, lemon bitter and pine. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. An enjoyable beer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3696) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear caramel-amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose has a little bit of earthy bitterness in there, as well as just a hint of some caramel up front. Taste is bitter up front, with a slight bit of malty sweetness on the finish. Pretty light and easy on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (874) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Red amber pour slight cloudy some frothy head. Aroma of caramel, markers, delicious hop wine, slight orange/apple. Tastes nutty brownish with medicinal hops and sturdy malts. A pleasing well balanced brew, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Orange with a white head. Aroma is bread and earth. Flavor is bread, toffee, grass and earth. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (817) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2011
light amber. ocean froth head. smells of old wood and weeds. Light sweet corn grain. Medium body. Nice grassy sap resin with a slight bit of booze and a hint of grainy sweetness, that, while not very present in and of itself, still contributes an impression of considerable complexity. Grassy, slightly harsh, hint of chemical bitterness lingers.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) amber, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of English hops, caramel, orange, and herbal. Taste is bitter, chemicals, pine, old/stale grain, very bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear golden orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of grass, grain, and caramel. Flavor of grain, caramel, biscuit, and grass with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3804) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a copper orange color with a small amount of carbonation. Aroma is a bit hoppy. Slight malts and something strange. Flavor is dry malts with some obvious notes of hops. Bitterness that lingers for just a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2011
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, amber colored pour with soapy white foam, aroma is malty honey and vanilla, flavors of caramel coated nuts and vanilla extract

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brenn79 (1545) - Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2011
12 oz. bottle- Pours clear copper with a 1 finger head that recedes almost immediately, aroma is caramel malts and fresh cut grass, little hops in the nose. The flavor is amber malty at first but then a more interesting caramel flavor shows up, sessionable. The body is thin to medium, carbonation is also medium. ESB’s are not my favorite, but this is easy and sessionable, neat label too.


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