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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our "winter warmer" ale, brewed with copious helpings of English malts and US and English hops, a ruddy hued "Imperial ESB" in style. Full malty flavors dancing with powerful hop aromas and a lingering, firm hop bitterness. Seasonally available from mid October to February.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle sample at Cliffton Beer Fest. Poured dark copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate grassy citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bitter flavor with a smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2005
(12oz bottle, best by 4/06) Medium beige head topped by crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, floral, pine, caramel. The beer bursts with flavor-- moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, melon, caramel, some floral, some alcohol warming. Smooth medium-full body. While at first it is very enjoyable, the sweetness does overwhelm somewhat by the end of the bottle, detracting somewhat from the experience.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a large beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, grapefruit, pine, and a hint of peppermint. Flavor of malt, toffee, and mild hops.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is nice citrus-grapefruit and orange/pine hops, secondary medium malt. Taste is some alcohol, citrus-grapefruit and orange, metallic/herbal/pine hops, some tannins bitterness, secondary medium malt, some roasty. Slightly slick mouth fee. Taste doesn’t meet my expectations from the aroma, the (English) hops didn’t seem to quite stay ‘balanced’ on the jump to imperial ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle courtesy of moejuck. Pours clear amber with an average fizzy light-brown head, somewhat lasting, fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, nutty, roasted), heavy hops (fruit, perfume, flowers), average yeast (sweat, dough) with notes of light alcohol, peach and honey. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, sticky texture and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and heavy bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a large head. Good head retention and poor lacing. Aroma is nutty with caramel malts and some fruity notes. Taste is grainy with caramel and bitter hops. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Bottle shared with Ariel at Beer Market Jaffa. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuity notes and dusty and earthy hops. Sweet malty flavor with caramel and earthy and slightly citric hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper orangish / copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Lots of suspended particles. Aromas of caramel, toasted grains, and citrus. Tastes of caramel, toffee, and citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11370) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Small off white head. Aroma of flowers, citrus, some pine and caramel. Flavour of fruits, flowers, herbs, citrus, pine. Medium to full bodied. Caramelly bitterness in the end.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
Extra malted and hopped ESB that has aroma of alcohol along with a bit of hop and malt aroma, is a bit on thin of mouthfeel and has cloudy orangey colour, but taste pretty good. Very dry finish and aftertaste. Could pass as a bit of a strong ale,more so than an IPA. thanks Dr.Jay.


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