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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
A moderately strong english style pale ale with brambling cross hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1547) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Tap. Brown with creamy head. I got dark fruits/dried fruits off the nose. Taste initially kind of grainy- what I think of rye but not necessarily what "is" rye. Then hops kicked in. Nice dryness and bitterness for not an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5308) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Draft: Tea nose. Tea colored, thin head. Pencil shaving, spruce, tea, ash. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Interesting take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear amber with beige head. Aromas of biscuit, toffee, malt, toast. Tastes of biscuit, malt, toffee, toast, subtle caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Solid ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Old rate. Poured at the brewery. Pours golden hay. Lots of pleasant carbonation. Bit of grainy cereal with a nice balance of grassy hops. Good crisp bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2013
Draft. Crystal clear amber body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, caramel, some grapefruit, light nut. Taste is medium sweet, orange/earthy, some brear/caramel, light chocolate. Light-medium body, some effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1711) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Draft at the brewery The ESB poured a clear light amber color with small heaqd and unknown lacing (served in a plastic cup) This is very drinkable ale with a nice floral nose and just enough bitterness from the hops to contribute to a complex enjoyable taste. The medium body beer had average carbonation. The finish had a lingering bitter taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
On draft at the brewery. Beautiful reddish amber pour with fair one finger offwhite head. Very nice floral/citrus hop notes almost perfectly in balance with the earthy caramel biscuit backbone. Not overly bitter, just the right amount of hop flavor. Good moderate carbonation and the slight lingering hop bite leave the mouth longing for another sip. Very sessionable. Esb is definitely NOT one of my favorite styles, but this was one of the best ones I’ve had. I could drink this all day.

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