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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (3735) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Really not my thing. Bitter metallic finish ruined it for me; the hops seemed very recognizable (spot the Cascades!) and it made for an undistinctive beer with negatives. (on tap at brewpub)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1742) - 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 (6336) - 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 (1848) - 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 (1814) - 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 (12169) - Orange County, 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 (2389) - 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 (9659) - 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 (2431) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
bwa5879 (772) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1536) - 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

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