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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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This richly flavored, full-bodied bitter is copper colored, with a slight fruity aroma and a balanced malt/hop character. Fuggles and Kent Goldings hops are used for a dry finish.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beachmaster (174) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 27, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a light copper color, with a small off-white head which rapidly dissipates. Not much aroma detected. Tastes like a classic ESB, but with a thin mouthfeel and no noticeable hop finish. An OK session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2917) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12oz bottle from Lowes in Hickory, NC. Copper pour. Roasty, nutty aroma. Tastes are toasted malt, caramel, coffee, nutty, floral. Not sure how well this matches up within the style, but it’s crisp and tasty in general. 7.2

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2014
This is my go to Asheville beer when I want something that is full of flavor but not wanting something that smashes my face. Easy drinking English bitter and a nice malty backbone and subtle, hop aroma and flavor. I haven’t found much difference between bottle and draft so that makes me even happier when drinking it. Good solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3055) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Decent ESB, on tap at the brewery in asheville, smooth, easy drinking, part of flight

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dunn4040 (128) - Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours deep amber with a thin white head. Aroma is a bit of citrus zest, honey, and a little bit of hops. Taste is pretty well balanced. Lightly toasted malts, a hint of sweetness, and a little bit of bitterness from the hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and on the lighter side. Might be slightly under-carbonated but overall has a good feel on the palate. The taste and the body is very similar to a brown ale to me. Overall this is a very drinkable beer. It lacks the complexity to really stick out from the crowd but that does not mean that it is not enjoyable. You could easily sit down a drink a few of these in one sitting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhliesen (753) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle--gets better as it warms. Deep copper color with a medium head that recedes. Aroma is caramel, roast and solid nuts. Taste is malt and nuts with a touch of hops on the finish. Light carbonation, which is just right. Wonderful session beer that I finished too quickly! Bruisin ales. 2.00

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6164) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
11/27/13. On tap at the Downtown Market in Asheville. Amber brown pour with a small khaki head. Good aroma, light biscuit aspect, caramel, doughy malts, some earthy hop presence. Good flavor as well, biscuit, maltiness, caramel, a hint of fruitiness and hop. Solid for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2095) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Tasted on 11/29/13 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods Green Hills. Pours burnt orange with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is classic ESB with nutty malt, spicy noble hops, a touch of chocolate, and a touch of some fruit. The flavor is the same with the nutty and chocolate malt up front, moving to the spicy and nicely bitter noble hops. The body is light with just below average carbonation and a medium nutty and spicy hops finish. This is a top-notch ESB.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1185) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle. Copper color with a medium head. Aroma is caramel with whiffs of roated grains. Taste is a slight toffee-coffee, nutty taste. Really tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2353) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2013
16 oz draft pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of toast, caramel malts and nutty. Taste of roasted malts, nutty and caramel sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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