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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.


BarleyandVine's rating

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarleyandVine (28) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Nice looking, but little aroma. Flavor is spot on with good hop flavors and supporting malt character. A bit of smokiness that was surprising.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (263) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paincane (91) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2014
Rich amber colored brew topped by a tan head. Good lace. Roasty malt & nutty aromas. Caramel, toffee & nut flavors with a dry bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (5889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Draft at the brewery, served in a taster. Pours a clear orange with a medium off-white head. Notes of leaves, grass, hay, and toasted malts. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Good, but I liked the Buxton marginally better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Bottle thanks to Andy. Pours reddish amber with white head. Nose and taste of toast, caramel and malt. Touch of grass. Some earthy dirt. Lighter medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4121) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at the brewery, RBWG
Clear golden with a medium sized creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of toasted malts and caramel
Decent, clean

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
From 12 ounce bottle purchased at The Veggie Wagon, Carolina Beach, North Carolina, tasted on August 8, 2013. Medium and slightly hazy amber color, very small tan head, aroma of mustiness and firm malt, bittersweet flavor with somewhat intrusive carbonation and chemical notes but even discounting those flaws the taste lacks the character of an ESB. Call it a bitter, perhaps.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1711) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Very solid, warm malty, easy going beer. Really feels nice, but a little too light on flavor

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beachmaster (59) - North Carolina, 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 (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, 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.


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