Brewed by Brasserie Dunham
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Dunham, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Extra special bitter de seigle. Robe acajou, alliant la richesse épicée des malts de seigle, aux houblons américains. Caractéristiques : Amère, Sucrée, Houblonnée, ambrée, cuivrée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (13105) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2015
Fast klare orangebraune Farbe, große gelbliche Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, schön hopfig, bitter, würzig. Geschmack sehr hopfig, reife Früchte, trocken, würzig, hohe Malzigkeit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11951) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
A nice orange amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a beautiful grassy and piney hops, rather green, caramel malt, light butterscotch notes. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with lingering piney hops, green in character, resinous, very nice. On tap at Vices et Versa, March 11, 2012.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2013 very recent bottle from Veux-Tu. Not so bitter, but definite rye, sweetness, toasted malt. More hops in finish. Decently drinkable.Brown with lots of head, thick lace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Deep amber pour with a thick white head. The nose is slightly spicy with a bit of sweetness and a soft earthy character. A bit of buttery yeast character. Lingering soft bitterness. A bit of graininess. Meh

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Toast and nuts aplenty surf this ESB’s lightly caramelized and honeyed sugars, leading to earthy, wooden hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam tops the misty pale amber, lacing nicely.
-Mouthfeel is prickly but well rounded.
-This must be lovely on cask. Carbonation would be soft enough to let all subtleties express themselves.
-Rye is perfectly integrated to other malt flavors, adding a touch of personality, but nothing too flashy.
-Drinkability is very high for a 6% brew.
-When getting closer to room temperature, the malts really shine.

Bottles and on tap at Vices et Versa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8304) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
At ratebeer awards bottle share. Pours murky brown with a clinging beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a sourish mixed malt flavor with a dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
Cask at Cask Days 2012. 5th beer of the fest. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with an average size long-lasting bubbly tan head. Lovely aroma of resiny hops, rye, some spice and caramel malt. Flavour of resiny hops, toasted malt, rye and a big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Great stuff, I loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6749) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’houblons résineux avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel avec une pointe d’houblons et de seigle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de seigle en arrière goût. (Rating #4526)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6661) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Bells event during DC Beer Week 2013. Pours a clear, caramel amber with some lacing, off white head. Nose of dried malt, cracker, bread flour. Like sticking your nose on a bag of crushed malt. Flavor is malty, lightly sweet, bready, orange, cracker, dried grain. Dry finish. Needs more bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6561) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
pours clear light brown, golden-orange with a very nice light beige head, good retention and lacing. nuttiness, graininess, toasted and lightly roasted cereals, pine, grass. fruitiness and grassiness, spicy rye. average to soft carbonation, medium body, nice medium long grapefruity finish. overall: esb finish, but that’s about it.

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