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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
From YNWA Beer Shop, Kolding, DK. Bottled, 011213. Amber with white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavor with some fruit and note of hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakrock (125) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Surprisingly nice beer. First a feeling of too much bitterness, but the second pint was great. Palate perfect. Excellent to sip. Very nice balance of tastes of berries - blueberry and black currant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Migmar (252) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Amber brown, modest but persistent head. Grass and citrus, some fruit. Medium bitterness. Pretty nice and balanced, if not that exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (972) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Orange, slightly hazy beer with a soapy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet with a weird peaty whiskey kind of aroma. Aroma has also that peaty flavor with malts, wood amd bitterness. The finish is pretty long, dry and bitter. The mouthfeel is medium full with moderate carbonation. It’s a pretty refreshing drink and is not a copy from the Fuller’s ESB but is still similar enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (4008) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
Sample at SBWF. Malty and flowery smell and taste. Felt very brittish, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zarkam (531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
500ml bottle from the Drink Shop, Tallinn, hazy amber colour, huge cream head. Sweet fruity aroma with, citrus, floral hops and hint of nuts, taste is a bit on the bitter side, full body, bitter aftertaste. Quite an interesting one and pleasant, could be a but more bitter though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkos (294) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2013
Dark amber pour with a medium white head. Aroma is malty sweet, a bit floral, honey maybe?, yeast and a hint of a metallic smell there too. Taste is sweet malts and flowery hops, quite balanced. A tad too high co2 and a bit sour too, wonder if this is the best batch. Medium body. Not very bitter, but balanced. Rather okay nevertheless and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marstonlad (559) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2013
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Pours reddish copper with a little but lasting white head that leaves lacing. Aroma is malts-oriented with some toasty and caramel notes pairing with dark fruitiness. Taste is also malty; bready and nutty elements feature with sweetish caramel. Hoppiness is fairly weak to be honest; it appears only in the dry, light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, very smooth palate makes this very drinkable. Decent sweetish ale from Malmgård but you would maybe expect more bitterness from an extra special bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5881) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to rosenbergh. Hazy dark amber color with medium white head. Fruity hops in aroma with honey, spices, yeast, lemon. Fruity taste with citrus hops, grapefruit zest. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1910) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 9, 2013
50cl bottle thanks to Miksu! Dark copper color with nice medium head. Carbonation is very soft and nice. Taste is medium bitter and light sour. Seems like the sourness isn’t suppose to be in here... Aroma is nice and hoppy, light fruit and dried fruits and also light to medium yeasty. The yeast aroma is strange but it’s a nice ESB anyway!

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