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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19337) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2002
Nut brown. Full bodied, oily, aromatic and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2000
A rather unusually caramel-tasting bitter, but quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2004
Clear amber body topped by a smallish beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy/floral, some toffee/caramel. Taste is mild up front, before opening up into a very tasty mix of earthy, caramel, toffee, and floral. Light-medium body.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (11380) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Draft at the Pourhouse. Clear golden color, medium off white head. Aroma of straw and caramel. Taste is peppery and sweet hay.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2005
12 oz bottle-pours an off white head. Color is amber. Tastes malty, good carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10979) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle from Oak Tree. Pours amber with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma of burnished malt, floral, and perhaps a hint of diacetyl. Perhaps. Med body. Flavor is malt, floral hop, and something suggesting butterscotch. It is certainly more bitter than not. Nothing really wrong here, it just doesn’t make any strong statements.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2009
Date: October 17, 1998
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
Appearance: copper
Aroma: sweet carmel malt and aeromatic hop aroma
Body: medium body
Flavor: slightly sweet malt flavor with a slight hop balance, low bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: ** /4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
Amber ale with a nice caramel nose, and some citrus. Nice maltiness , but agian not very bitter, as the hops do not come out very well.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9727) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small but long lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, carmel and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and a bit dry. Flavors of carmel, bread and toffee with a slightly bitter finish. This is a very malty beer, I hardly notice any hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9601) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cereal and meal malt, biscuit notes, pear esters and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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