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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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
bwa5879 (537) - 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 (1448) - 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. ESBís are one to feel good drinking and drinking and drinking...This has that. Unobtrusive and approachable - not the most unique, but thatís 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 (887) - 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 (1303) - 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 (2850) - 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 (9999) - 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 (10091) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Poured from tap at the Elysian brewery in Capitol Hill/Seattle. Amber orange with foamy head. Definatly bitter. Smooth though. butterscotch and malty. Good for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Tap at Elysian on E Pike, Seattle, 27/05/13. Lightly hazed golden amber with a good sized off white head that retains well. Nose is hops, grapefruit, bitter orange, caramel malt. Taste comprises orange pith, light grapefruit notes, grass, hop bitterness. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in the finish. This is a tasty drop but way too hoppy to be considered an ESB ! Dear brewer ... come to England and try some ESBís - not knocking your beer I enjoyed it but not what it says on the tin my old bean !

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Toffee biscuit marmelade and vegetal notes on nose. Nice orange amber pour decent head good lace. Flavors of toffee marmelade and vegetal hops. Moderate hop bitterness easy drinkability somewhat unremarkable.


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