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RATINGS: 254   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.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (783) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"a decent (slightly better than average) esb. clean, well balanced with some citrus notes and a discernible hop bitterness atop a very slight malt fruitiness. a nice enough session ale."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (3266) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
33cl bottle, when an studying at UPenn. Ir pours a deep golden body with a small white head and some lacing. Malty slightly citrusy hop aroma. Mildy bitter citrus, fairly smooth orange taste. Okay bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10240) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NikkTwist (1770) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Draft at the Khyber. Medium-light amber pour with some white foam. Tastes like a traditional ESB. Weak and inconsequential. At least feels less plastic than the commercial Euro versions.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2267) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
(From 2010 notes) 12 oz bottle served in pint glass. Undated bottle but purchased at high turnover vendor (Total Wine) from a new display and consumed within days, so it should be fresh. A - slightly hazy lght amber. Standard pour yielded barely enough head to cover the top, and this quickly disappeared. Tiny amount of sediment in bottle (added to pint). S - rather average, at best. T - nice malty taste with fairly even balance of sweet and bitter. More bitter is expected in an ESB but this had a minimal effect on my ratings M - low carbonation; medium body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2296) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
On tap @ Office Lounge, Toms River NJ. Pours a pale orange color with a thin white creamy head. Aroma is spicy with hints of citrus hops, and a touch of caramel malt. Taste starts out with a nice caramel and roasted malt flavor, followed by some light citrus hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1009) - , Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
bottle from trade to glass. rec’d in trade from ? amber or bitter? seems like a nutty brown amber - really enjoyed this one. aroma of caramel, toffee, and malt. taste was similar with some ever so slight bitterness at end. enjoyed this...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
odinstyr (567) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2013
At Dubh Linn Square - as Dubh Linn ESB - Pours a clear copper with small white head. Smells of caramel, biscuits, hint of floral. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter - bready malts, mild bitterness, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3514) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours clearish copper, with lots of carbonation, thin body. Light head and lacing. Aromas and flavor of caramel, malts, light hops, and other hard to pick up flavors. Sessionable beer but there’s better esb’s from england.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (9060) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber gold with white head. Nose and taste of biscuit malt, caramel and baked bread. Slight dry toast finish with hints of hops. Lighter bodied.

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