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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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English style bitter, medium-bodied with a nice marriage of hops and malt. Served on nitrogen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Draft at the Brewhouse. I think this is Fitgers best beer; the fact that it is served on nitrogen gives it a lovely appearance and creamy palate. Compares to Red Hook ESB; balance tends towards the hop/bitter end but a real nitrogen pull helps keep the beer from being too intense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undsioux7 (792) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2007
sample at pub. Its pretty much a basic ESB. Very true to the style. Very sessionable, but just missing something for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Had this one on draught as part of the sampler flight at the brewery in Duluth, Minnesota. Clear copper pour with a very thick, off white head, a sweet and carmelly nose. Malty, yeasty and alcoholic. This was better than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3636) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Smooth body. Deep amber with foaming head, very rich. Nice English character, tempered on the hop side and nicely drinkable. I like it when brewers make bitters more closely to the English example. (on tap at brewpub)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4283) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Clear amber color. Thick, long lasting white head. Light malt aroma of a bitter. Aromas has bear and bitter malt as well. Mildly bitter flavor and lots of fruit, especially for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2007
On tap at the Fitgers Brewhouse in Duluth, MN, pours a clear coppery red/brown brew with a creamy off white head. Aroma of hickory wood, some citrus and breakfast biscuits. Taste is sweet, smooth medium body and a touch of apple sour. Finish has a flowery hop bitterness with a grainy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2007
On tap at the Fitgers Brewpub in Duluth MN. Nice creamy whit head and amber color. Sweeet orange malt nose. Bitter creamy body with a slightly grainy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RJBennett (52) - Hibbing, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2007
caramel, roasty, clear, brown, aminimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Copper colored pour of marginal transparency. Biscuits, caramel malts aroma. Bright cranberry and date flavors liven up a nutty cereal body. A very good run at subtlety and richness in English fashion. First rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2006
On Tap. Reddish-brown with a quickly receding tan creamy head with sparse lacing. Scent is definitely hoppy with a pleasant fruitiness to it. Taste is hoppy and floral on the tongue with a web of complex grain an hop interaction (it kind of acts in the mouth in layers). Leaves a nice velvety texture on the palate and nice activity on the lips. Not an exceptionally outstanding ESB but it definitely had a nice smooth texture overall.

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