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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A malty, reddish-copper-colored ale with strong hop character, allusive to the goddess Athena, patroness of warriors, weaving and wisdom. Bittered with Chinook and finished with Cascade and Columbus hops. Gold Medal Winner 2003 & 2004 GABF ESB Category.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap at Elysian Fields. Pours a copper color with white head. Caramel, earthy, noble hop flavors. Pretty nice esb.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On tap @ the brewery during 7/5/2014 Seattle beer tour. Pours a burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Earthy, caramel malty nose with a hint of citrus. Nice mouth feel. Medium body. Fairly sweet flavor. Caramel and oranges. Fine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1704) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 3, 2014
On tap @ McGivney’s. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy orange to brown color with a good bar pour that didn’t yield any head, however, there was a decent amount of light clingy lacing sliding into the body. The aroma smelled like any other typical ESB (British malt-like but not soapy). The taste was malty with a little bit of light apples here and there. There was a nice light malty aftertaste that ended up leading towards a malty dry like finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium and showed a decent sessionable quality running over my mouth and tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good ESB well worthy of having again.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
bwa5879 (616) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Solid ruby or brown with a bit of offwhite head. Little to no scent, citrus hops, some graininess and iron. Very thin mouthfeel. Taste is malty, astringent, some carmel and floral hops. Somewhat hoppy ESB. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1481) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled: unk Pours a nice amber ale with some surface foam and a spotty lace. Smells of amber malts, some metal, some herbal hops, some hints of herbs. Really, overall nose is inoffensive and approachable with a hint of sweetness - as I believe an ESB should be, fine work Dick. Flavor hits with well steeped black tea, some sweet and English malts and a bit of herbal hops sans bitterness. Nice ESB flavor. Medium bodied with reserved carb and a semi wet finish. Nice beer. ESB’s are one to feel good drinking and drinking and drinking...This has that. Unobtrusive and approachable - not the most unique, but that’s what makes it good! Serving type: bottle 05-07-2012

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (932) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Cloudy copper. Sips citrus and silky smooth with bitter hop middle and finish. More bitter than with very slight malt character. Of course this is Washington so an esp would be overly bitter compared to European version. Overall I like though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours mahogany finger off white head. Smell clean caramel and slight toffee, grassy hops. Taste slight red fruit. Caramel and earthy grassy hops. Clean and easy drinking. Really good esb

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft at Pour House, pours hazy copper with light head and not much lacing. Aroma of almonds, chocolate, hazelnut, milk, malt, and other nutty tones. Taste is milk chocolate, rye, creamy malt, and bitter grain. Good bit of columbus coming through as well. Light to medium body. Nice ESB.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pineapple. Taste is crisp bitter fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10471) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Tap. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate complex hop and earthy malt aroma. Medium body with a smoot texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.


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