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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This ESB is a classic British extra special bitter made fresh with an American slant. A beautiful copper color with an amber head, classic style features six different malts, including imported Belgian malts, and three hop varieties. The rich malty start features caramel notes that develop into a smooth, pleasurable hop finish. Draft only as of September 2012.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (696) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2013
12 FL. OZ. Bottle poured into beer glass... Dark orange color, malty aroma hints of caramel not too bitter, very pleasant beer with great taste.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Poured orange with a thin off-white head. Very subdue hop aroma. The flavor found an initial grapefruit that turned to a toasted malt with a grass backing. Medium body with a citrus bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Claymeister (71) - USA - NOV 8, 2012
12 oz bottle. Poured a golden orange color with a thin white head. Aroma was bready with some caramel. Smooth taste with a lightly bitter finish. Decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2838) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Wow. I was pleasantly surprised by this one! Aroma was great. Strong caramel with a slight milkiness to it. Like a liquified Sugar Daddy candy. Pour was a nice medium gold with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was very nice as well. The strong caramel aroma carried through to the flavor. Very malty and sweet with just a hint of hops balancing out the finish. Overall a very good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (781) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2012
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear copper color with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly diminishing down to a thin film with a small collar, thus producing poor spotty lacing. The aroma was of a sweet bread malt and an earthy yeast with a note of caramel and a touch of dark fruit (cherries and plums). The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a good dose of caramel throughout, with the finish being slightly fruity and lightly bitter yet still possessed a rather nice sweetness. The flavor only lasted a short while following the swallow, with a nice fruity malty taste left behind. Mouthfeel was a step or two above light in body with a slightly watery texture and a somewhat mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent ESB that had a slight bitter ending, a sweet caramel middle and a very good drinkability...

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (4442) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
12oz bottle from The Foodery, Center City, Philadelphia. Pale amber with a loose cream head; farmyard aroma; rather strange in the mouth - a sudden rush of muddy and confused malts and hops - and then it’s all gone; leaving nothing. Very odd, and disappointing.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (968) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Pours a copper color with a mild caramel aroma. Taste is slightly candy sweet, with a minimal bitter aftertaste. Overall a refreshing beer that is easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Lively dry finish ok lacing clear amber small white head lightly toasty flavor, a little fruity, decent...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2513) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Touch of nutty sweetness. Pours the expected amber color. Nutty toffee aroma. Finish is grassy and a touch sweet. Little bit of candi sugar in the flavor. Nice drink.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dextermorgan (92) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Pours uncharacteristically light for an amber ale, little to no head and no aroma. Good mouthfeel, but more bitter finish than I would want from an amber.


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