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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Huvila E.S.B. – is a dark brown strong bitter, which is robustly hopped with Goldings hops. The aroma is fruity and warming, the taste is full and complex, with a long, hoppy and bitter after taste. A true E.S.B. with a lot of individual style. It is sold to retail clients in Finland through Alko, the Finnish monopoly retail distributor of beers with more than 4.7% Alc. It is also available on tap and in bottles in bars and restaurants across Finland. Since 2011, Huvila E.S.B. is also available in shops in Estonia through Drink Baar.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1719) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2008
Tap in Suuret Oluet (Great Beers) copper with medium beige head. very light delicious fresh bitter. a bit watery, lots of fresh hops and hay grass. Aftertaste long light and fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tlind2 (1298) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2008
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Grapefruity aroma with plenty of hops. Bitter, hoppy taste with some fruity notes, slightly metallic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8321) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle at the Rake, Borough Market area, Lahndan tahn 21-06-08 Pours amber with slight off white head. There is a slight sourness on the nose also some faint tropical fruits linger in there. Tasty, fruity with a good rush of bitterness and citric edge to this I like it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2008
Medium offwhite head does not last. Amber body. Fruity floral aroma with malty notes. Powerful dry-sweet taste of floral resin with dusty faintly roasty malt notes. Sharp, harsh mouthfeel. Bitter dandelion aftertaste. A bit on the sharp side, and a bit lacking in depth, but still good. (0.25l draft at Oluthuone Kaisla, Helsinki.)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lada66 (57) - Savonlinna, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 My traditional and safe choice in Huvila ( terrace ) during summer time. Also available in many pubs in Helsinki. Never lets you down.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 20, 2008
from crackedkettle.com - pours a cloudy dark red-amber colour under an elusive beige foam; nice lacing; aroma of litchies, almonds and cloves; initialy creamy mouthfeel but soon continues tart and sharply bitter; medium-bodied underneath; the finish is long, dry and very bitter with fruity and honeyish notes - a beautiful hoppy brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
bottle, golden color with sweet fruit nose, sour bretty with a little aspirin thrown in

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4416) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2008
Amber to orange in color with a slight head. Sweet fruity smell with maybe some brett in there. Taste is slightly sour, some hops, and spiced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of strong florals, mustiness, Granny Smith apples, orange, earthiness, and light funkiness. Flavor of floral hops, sweet malt, nuts, bitter wild berries, and some herbal qualities.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2008
Draught at Kaisla, Helsinki- Copper coloured with a small head. Malty and slightly fruit aroma. Malty and well balanced refreshing taste with raisins featuring. Nicely balanced and nice to have a beer which is not a hophead’s dream!


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