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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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LIMITED EDITION ALE - AVAILABLE FOR 90 DAYS ONLY APRIL TO JUNE

A medium bodied ale with caramel complexity and a crisp finish.

The telltale signs of Spring arrive in the Gorge as mountain bikers begin to replace snowboarders and the snow melt feeds the rivers as white water rafters and kayakers anticipate the first runs of the year. Flowers cover the mountain meadows and blooms fill the orchards in the valley. Our pub staff knows that our ESB will be just the right beer to welcome Spring in the Gorge. ESB is a traditional ale brewed with attention to balance, highlighting both malt and hops. A combination of crystal malts give this beer its orange hue, and caramel complexities. UK and US Challenger hops were used exclusively throughout. Aromas of dry caramel and herbs are followed by a malty, medium bodied palate finishing with caramel flavors and a crisp bitterness. ABV 6.5% IBU 35


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (1956) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Amber ale with thin beige head. faint malty aroma with some piney hops. taste has hops take a more prominent role, and lingers on the palate. Pretty good approximation of the style

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (519) - - DEC 14, 2013
Malt, raisin aroma. Cocoa beans, herbal hops, bittersweet finish. Not my favorite style but a well-done bitter and pretty drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HughConway (769) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours carmel, offwhite head. Carmel aroma, carmely sweet taste, slight hop bitter, bitter finish. There’s something Full Sail-y about this, in not a good manner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
A lovely crisp ESB. A nutty maltiness followed by a balanced hoppiness. Finishes dry and lingering. This brewery makes classic beers. Always well balanced. Never try too hard ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle. Another of those beers that seem everywhere, yet I’ve ignored it. Brown with white head. Caramelly and parsley aroma. Caramel malt flavour with a hop crispness in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Draught. This is a decent little bitter that has some definite American character - a definite US hop tilt here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2043) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 06/24/13-66. It pours amber with a moderate, short-lived off-white head. The aroma is of toasted malts, butter, and fudge(?). Some whiffs of earthy hops but played down. Creamy and medium body. The taste has a prominent malty beginning and decent bitter finish like an ESB should but it does not seem overly bold like the ones I prefer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours medium amber with a white head. Easy drinking brew with caramel flavors along with a nice bitterness from the hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle:   Amber, faint copper hue, moderate sudsy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Slight biscuity nose, touch of fruitiness.   Very fruity up front, a little mealy and biscuity.   Not as crisp as I would have hoped.   Backside shows a lot of mealiness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A little ashy on the exit.   Lingering biscuit and mealy maltiness.   This one really needs to be a touch sweeter and brighter.   Can do without the mealiness too.   Tiz okay, but not the stuff I remember drinking when I was a wee lad.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Burnt caramel. No head. Mild bitterness on the nose. Slight pine cone and candy corn Taste is decent. Alkaline taste with candies and British dryness


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