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Hopworks Velvet ESB
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This English Session Beer has a delicious floral hop aroma and flavor. A heaping helping of organic caramel malt and touch of organic chocolate malt give this beer its beautiful mahogany color while organic oats from Bob’s Red Mill velvetize the texture. Smoother than an infomertial host at half the price! 13.5°, 30 IBU


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeefPocoroba (49) - Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2011 On tap at Zach’s house. I kept going to the well with this beer again and again. I love it. It is easy drinking, a great British style beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Sweet, with biscuity malt flavors and minimal hop bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1477) - Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2013
On draught at Hopworks. Hoppy aroma and deep amber in color. Taste is. Roasted and toasted malts and oats. Finishes with a light bread like sweetness. A favorite everyday HUB beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Deep amber pour with a thick tan head. Very intense, spicy hop nose with a bit of resin. Very aromatic nose with a touch of caramel malt backing it up. Great-balance with enough UK-type hop aroma to actually warrant the name ESB. Well-done.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stchloe (848) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2009
This was a great example of a ESB. Nice malty body that was sweet but well balance bitter. A little bit of oat creamyness with slightly floral green hop taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3249) - Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
On tap. Amber pour with a tan head. Scent is spicy and pine. Taste is caramel, herbs and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2929) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
On tap at the BikeBar. Clear light amber pour with a white head. Big malt and yeast notes with some bitterness from the hops. Malty aromas. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (929) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 Light amber in color with a white head. English malts, caramel, and biscuits on the nose. Sweet, light bitterness, good balance. Good ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (2014) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2015
On Nitro. A good idea. Had this at the First National Taphouse, Eugene, OR.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4189) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2008
This is a really promising brewery and they made a great beer out of a style I find often to be a bit bland at most times. Cask Conditioned... Poured dark red with a soapy, white head. Not much aroma, just some faint malt. Smooth and bread like hops that give way to mild malt and a soapy aftertaste.


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