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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2011
draft at brewpub. aroma is crunchy/toasty malt with little of its own character in terms of any graininess or developed caramel. ’wet’ character but still pleasant. appearance is deep amber, darkened yet translucent. thin but present legs, nearly nil head. flavor is tobacco, light earthiness, clearn grains with developed but delayed caramel, yet devoid of any outright sweetness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Glass at Founder’s on 3/29/13. Clear amber pour with a thick beige head. Malty nose with caramel and grassy hops. Malty and caramelly flavor with an earthy hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
Had on tap at Founders. Served in a nonic pint. A: Pours a dark amber color with some clear brown highlights to it. A white head forms on the pour and recedes to thin cap. Sticky white lace is left down the glass. S: Light citrus hops with a caramel malt sweetness. Some sweetened biscuit malt with subtle grassy nature with a touch of dankness. T: The taste pretty much follows the nose. Very sweet caramel malt backbone with a little cereal grain as well. Nice bursts of citrus hops with with some background dankness to it and minimal grassy notes. M: Light bodied and very easy drinking. Medium low carbonation with a dry finish. O: Very solid and drinkable beer. Nice balance of hops and malty sweetness. I’d definitely knock back a few pints of this. Serving type: on-tap

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (566) - - APR 2, 2013
Nice. Solid hoppy backbone, balanced with a nice maltiness. Piney. A little overcarbed on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1610) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Taproom at Founders. Hoppy aroma. Subdued bitter taste. Reddish orange pour. Good carbonation. Should get bottled. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Draught at KBS release. Sweet aroma. Slightly hoppy sweet flavor well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2013
March 28, 2013 - on tap at brewery. Dark orange pour with some head and lacing. Sweet malt and piney hop in aroma and taste with a mild bitter finish. Light to medium body and some carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Reddish copper pour with thin head. Minimal aroma. Super grainy flavor. Not a fan.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Deep amber, minimal head. medium bitterness, but still quite smooth. nice complexity. Why aren’t ESBs more common in the craft world?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3370) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Pint at the Founders brewery. Reddish pour with a tan head. Aroma of fruity malts, mild chocolate, mild leafy bitterness. Pretty nice american ESB. Flavor is mildly bitter with a strong fruity malt component. Hard not to like this one. Flavor is right where I’d expect. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Pretty good session beer. Finishes fruity with a twinge of leafy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2011
On tap at Founders brewery. Copper with a thin tan head. Aroma of toffee, mild fruit and floral hops. Taste is very ESBish with pitted fruits, caramel, chocolate and a mild bitter character. Smooth and easy drinking…. ok.


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