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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Formerly known as Bott Brothers ESB (the original occupants), this alehouse favorite is a complex medley of malt and hops.


UDBeernut's rating

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
UDBeernut (1848) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
on tap poured into a pint glass a: nice translucent amber color, slight off white head with little retention s: nice caramel malt profile, slight hint of hops t: caramel malt and toffee give way to a slight hop assertivness. I taste a chalkyness... not pleasant. m&d: slightly chewy mouth, medium bodied


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowe1983 (1361) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is fairly light with some caramel malts and light hints of citrus hops. Flavor is mostly sweet from the malts with only just a hint of some hop character. Not that good of a brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2282) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2014
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Clear mahogany amber with an over-zealous (takes over the glass - 6"+) tan head, globs of lace. Nice aroma of malt and hops. Taste is dark caramel malt that grows some in the palate before adding citrus hops in a finish that lingers into straight bitter. A good "American" ESB - lots of body good malt and hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
On tap. Cooper color with almost no head. Sweet malt aroma. Malty taste and a little hoppy. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2340) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Tap, pours is red and taste like a pretty standard bitter, it had a bit of a cereal finish and it was drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (2910) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
12oz bottle from Pace High Carryout. Amber pour with an off-white ring. Aroma of sweet cereal malt. Tastes are citrus, herbal, sweet, grainy malt.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (5196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2014
12oz bottle pours a hazy brown with tons of frothy white head. Nose has some earthy malt, honeycomb but also a lot of wet paper bag, cracker too. Flavor has walnut skin, toast, wet paper bag. Herbal finish. Just bad.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Chudwick (2209) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 11, 2014
12oz bottle into La Petite Tulipe - head galore! nose is sour and full of foam - yay old fucking beers. I will need to rerate this. this is probably even older than the Ohio Brewing Cardinal beer I’m storing for some reason. Tastes like metal... gross.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3362) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Draft at a Max & Erma’s in Dayton. Poured a medium reddish amber, slight head. Aroma was faintly of caramel malts. Flavor matched, with some slight earthy hop notes on the finish that kept it from being too cloying. Fairly full bodied. Definitely boring. Not bad, but just wasn’t my cup of tea. Or mug of beer.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4205) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2014
From a bottle smells rather friendly but then that first taste is wake up call. Yes, malty slightly sweet smell turns into big bud blast. Must be close to 7% or more, if that’s possible. Big long bitter alky malt finish. Some co2 almost saves my palate.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle from Arvin. Yeasty, homebrew aroma. Massive head which exploded a bit upon opening. Sharp, malty caramel taste. Moderate bitter finish. Dry.


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