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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beermomz (20) - USA - MAR 21, 2013
Poured a nice clear copper color from a 12 oz. bottle. Large foamy head and a small amount of carbonation. Not a great aroma and the taste is pretty flat. Easy to drink but not a lot of flavor depth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlovell2 (1091) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pours amber with white head. Biscuity malt aroma with herbal hoppiness. Flavor is toasted dry caramel malt with citrus and herbal spicy hop finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gription79 (2429) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to jsquire. Pours a cloudy brown with a huge off white head. The aroma is husky, yeasty, slight chocolate note. The flavor is husky, cardboard, some apple notes. This is super oxidized. Footbalmed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowe1983 (1369) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2651) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sturmthis (824) - Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
On tap. Cooper color with almost no head. Sweet malt aroma. Malty taste and a little hoppy. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (3195) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (5494) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Chudwick (2356) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3450) - 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.

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