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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3683) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2011
Draught @ The Alibi Room, Vancouver, BC

Pours copper/amber with a foamy head. Aroma has notes of hops and grass. Taste is quite bitter with slight notes of pine and hops. Smooth finish, great ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1273) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Aroma is earthy, amber-ish malts; also a pale-chlorine quality. Dusty brown sugar. The appearance is cloudy copper orange. Not much carbonation but a big head. Specks of lace. Slushy head remains. The flavor is sugary English-style bitter flavors. Sweet, nutty, malty. Hops are a flowery, herbal accent. Much more rounded off than the prickly aroma. The palate is fizzy anf fuzzy. Leaves a dry, dusty finish. A very nutty, English ESB; sugary but not saccharine. Dry and very British, and quite drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (753) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bomber. Light amber and copper colored in appearance with a good inch of dense off-white head. Mostly caramel and bready malt notes in the aroma with a little bit of earthy hops. The taste is primarily a blend of caramel malt, toffee, biscuits and citrusy (orange, grapefruit) hops. The body is smooth and creamy with medium carbonation and finishes dry with some hops bitterness. Overall, a tasty brew that starts strong on the malt but finishes with a shot of hops flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2350) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Nice coppery pour with a grass and prange peel aroma. A mild grapefruit taste with a dry hoppy finish. Pretty damn good for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Such a tasty brew! 22oz bomber purchased from Brewforia.com. Aroma brings a nice balance of nutty malts, sweet caramel, and a twist of piney hops. Flavor goes through a steady progression with caramel dominating the front, with earthy malts and piney hops fighting each other for balance through the middle, finishing with dry, bitter piney hops. Generally creamy mouthfeel, no over-the-top flavors blasting your palate away, just a powerful ESB with great depth of flavor, aroma, and balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3823) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Location: Sampled at the NY Brewfest on Governor’s Island, 6/19/10

Aroma: Hoppy notes on the nose, pine, some wood, and a bit of caramel
Appearance: This is a caramel colored beer with a beige head
Flavor: It has a balanced flavor, medium sweet, medium bitter
Palate: The body is medium with a soft mouthfeel and a dry finish
Overall Impression: Overall, I thought this was a pretty good beer. It is a nice example of an American style ESB. I’d drink this one again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2010
1 oz Sample at the GABF in Denver. Fantasic copper rust color in the sample cup. Lively citrus hop aromas and flavors balanced with carmal malts and spice. Medium carbonation and long lasing end bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2010
22 oz bomber. Looks like a beer should. Cloudy amber color and a thin off-white head that laces the glass. Taste is malty and bitter with a dry finish. Good ESB for sure!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 29, 2010
On tap at Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Pours a clear copper color with thin white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel and a hint of grassy hops. Flavor starts with lots of caramel sweetness up front, but gives way to some nice citrusy and peppery hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and pleasantly dry finish. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours caramel orange with almost no head. Aroma of caramel malts and hops - nice balance. Flavour follows pretty similarly, with caramel malts and toffee on the palate, and a hoppy finish. Very well brewed.


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