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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


Westmeister's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Draught. Pours brown amber with wispy beige head. The aroma is caramel, nutty with some coffee and earthy notes. The flavor is nutty, mild fruity esters, with some caramel and coffee. Decent ESB.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1612) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
From the bottle at a lunch at a local Asheville restaurant. Aromas of toasted bread, biscuit, coffee, toffee, burnt caramel. Tasted sweet but with a crisp bitter finish. Finishes fairly clean. Medium body and medium high carb.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft. Very dark brown, murky. Aroma of pure sugar and caramel. Taste is sweet and malty. Totally off style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1448) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at Jack of the Woods - Aroma is malt forward - toasted malts, caramel. Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a white ring and no lacing. The palate is is rich - toffee, bread, nuts, wood ending with a dry finish. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Overtake, rewardingly well balanced and enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4610) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Sample During RBWG Day 2, Asheville. Amber pour with a modest white head. Apple and pear fruit leather. Some wood and toffee. Similar flavor. Light toast, more caramel. A bit syrupy and slick.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (1673) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
I gotta say this is one of the best ESBs I've ever had. Nice bready blonde start, nice clean somewhat bright finish. Really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5558) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Asheville, NC - Bruisin’ Ales - 12 oz bottle. Dark tea-like pour, slight off-white head. Aroma has some toffee-like sweetness, a touch of baked bread. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness with some toffee accents, a light touch of dates, some canned baked brown bread and some citrus trailing bitterness. Mouthfeel has a pleasant texture to it. Pretty sold.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5460) - Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Draft to taster at Green Man. Looks good for the style; a fairly transparent copperish orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty with notes of toast and caramel; not much hops though. Tasteslike it smells with a touch of caramel and spiciness . Average on the palate. Alright, but could definitely be hoppier.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (299) - - MAY 26, 2014
On draft. Aroma of toast, star anise and licorice. Flavor is of warm black licorice and caramel. A best-of-style.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1229) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown, with a small, beige head. Butter toffee, cinnamon, light rye, and black bread. The flavor is bready sweetness, and a very light bitterness. Light to medium body, chalky, sticky, and creamy. Overall, this is a pretty nice, malty beer. Very mellow bittering, and a fairly clean palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (363) - - APR 24, 2014
Decent beer for a style I wouldn’t normally order. Had on tap at Farm Burger. Pours a deep opaque amber color with a nice tan head. Nose and taste nicely balanced with a heavy enough mouthfeel to stand up to appearance. First half of pint was better- ie colder. Definitely mellows out as it warms up- or could not stand up to spicy food. Bread, caramel, nutty, hoppy- all the right flavors are there. Pretty good.


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