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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

Murphy's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Bomber. Pours with a nice white head, small bubbles, moderate retention (good for the style). Body is a dark orange copper. Aroma is fresh flowers, something like powdered french toast but not as sweet, light and very mild pepper- a pretty nice nose. Taste is mineral, solid caramel malt. Good hop balance, mostly with bitterness. Finish gives a clean bitter taste, subtlety of pepper on the far far end. Body is soft and forgiving, minimal carbonation as if trying to impersonate the cask. If I understand this style correctly, this is a supurb beer. Approachable and sessionable. Had this for a few months and was almost sure it would be oxidized, but it held up like a champ. I’d love to try this off cask/hand pump at Tangletown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
On June 25, 2015. At Elysian Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington.
Clear copper to amber color, yellow head with lacing. Hoppy, fruity taste. Light pith aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty scent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartzluke (518) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4 oz pour from tap into a cylindrical tasting glass at the brewery in Seattle. Deep orange, mostly clear, big fluffy white head. Full body (especially for the abv) and creamy. Fairly crisp. Nose is malty and not too much else. Taste is a pretty straight forward ESB. A few layers of maltiness with an herby, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrTipple (2836) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma: light grain, cereals. Appearance: hazy brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: flowers, light sweet malts coming up again, medium body. Overall: OK ESB, but nothing to write home about. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (8991) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"a smooth creamy representation of the style, but it’s a little unassuming compared to many of their other beers. well balnced, light and refreshing...nothing more or less. had again, and i appreciate how it stands up, at least a little, to elysians bigger brews."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (2350) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2014
This beer has some nice flavor, typical of the style, which is surprising for a ESB from Washington.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1887) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Out of the many from Elysian I’ve sampled, this isn’t my fav. Flavorful and true to style enough, but I never order it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
On tap @ Elysian Capitol Hill. Cloudy orange pour with white foam. Smells like popcorn. Really toasty, too. Some grass, pine, and herbal hops. Somewhat fruity and earthy. Flavor is bland and grainy. Lots of toasted grains and popcorn. Bitter herbs and grass. Some apple esters and dry straw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2950) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10367) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3344) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, 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.

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