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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (894) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Brown with bit red, clear, one finger short off-white head, creamy lacing. Nice look. Mild aroma has bread, bit caramel, berries. Bitter, medium sweet, light to medium body, round feel, soft carbonation, dark fruits and nutty malting, bit woody, dry and bitter finish is long. Ok bitter, tasty, fresh and fruit with also nice malting.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2175) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2013
Draught at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours are hops, caramel, malts and bitterness. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (9833) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle, 5.2%. Clear dark amber/brown with medium off-white head. Aroma is mat, caramel, fruit, hop and a little dusty. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, hop, little bitter and a little toffee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. Low fluffy white lasting head. Hazy amber body. Dusty sweet hay honey aroma. Sweet malty mild hay grass flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2393) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
50cl bottle at Koht, Tallinn. Pours slightly hazy amber with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with pine, fruits, malt and hints of citrus. Lightly sweet and malty with a nice and bitter finish. Nice and refreshing ESB! (2012-11-17)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (4944) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2013
Draught @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated on 29.09.2010
Aroma has some pine needles, hops and hints of caramel. Flavour is hoppy with pine needles, some resin, hops and toffee. Decent ESB.
7+3+7+3+14 = 3.4
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 01.10.2013
Aroma is somewhat fruity and hoppy with resin, biscuits, nuts and hints of bready malt. Flavour has toffee, some fruity hops, hay, resin, hints of caramel, nuts and nettles. Quite the same as I remembered.
7+3+7+3+15 = 3.5

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Bunker Beer. Pours nice, clear, deep amber with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has malts, caramel, grass, pine. Highish carbonation, fine dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is very elegant, caramel, doughy, crisp, grassy and lots of pine. Excellent freshness to the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (1960) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2012
Pours hazy golden with a medium creamy head. Aroma is fruity malts. Flavor is malts, fruits and a strong, slowly rising hoppiness in the finish. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 First rating.
Draught at Olutravintola Pikkulintu on June 29, 2012
Cloudy copper color, off-white head. Malty, caramel taste, also wort. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Malty, sweet, wort taste.
6/3/6/3/12=3.0

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50 cl bottle thanks to Ville! (non ratebeer). Sampled on March 9, 2013.
A bit hazy copper color, off-white head. Malty, a bit hoppy scent. Malty, bitter, hoppy taste. Dry bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
7/4/7/3/14=3.5


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