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RATINGS: 162   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeR (60) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2008
On tap, Kaisla pub. Red-orange, quite clear. Not head at all. Wonderful fresh fruit, and citric aroma, with a strong hoppy erbaceous component. Wonderfully matching with the strong hoppy taste, followed by a good fizzy feeling. The bitterness coat all the mouth and lasts for a while. Medium body. Wonderful ESB.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13737) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle - Bruxellensis Festival. Dark chestnut with beige head. Great malty/ red/dark fruits on the aroma. Great malt/hop mix in the mouth. Rich flavours. great recreation of an ESB. Perfect balance between tasty malt and spicey hop.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dermi (628) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2011
Bottled, 50 cl. Pours clear flame red beer with a thick irregular head. Aroma: Raspberries, strawberries, dough, malts. Interesting aroma. Taste: Moderate sweetness, pleasant bitterness. More malty flavours with some raspberries. Palate: Medium bodied, pleasant feel, bitter finish with malt flavours. Overall: Very interesting beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
22nd May 2008. Sour brown beer but with a great deal of smoothness. Some subtle fruit and a well integrated hoppy bitter finish. Very very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3882) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2011
Nice hops, a little tangerine in the aroma and flavor. Not quite as robust in flavor as others in this style but the sum of the parts is very good, still.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kalervo (698) - FINLAND - MAY 5, 2011
Very good finnish ale. Not as bitter and roasted compared to Fuller’s ESB, but very smooth, still rich in taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
Deep amber pour. There is a little bit of very earthy, spicy hoppy aroma. A touch of soft sweet maltiness. A fairly pronounced toasted malt character. There is a little bit of light spicy, dusty, earthy hops. Fresh and a little bit crackery. Soft and a little bit leathery. Fairly pronounced bitterness. A touch of herbal character. Quite lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9509) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8037) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2009
500ml bottle. Hazed orange. Dense toasted barley and husky orange peel nose. Full, chewy, hefty body, well-mashed, solidly hopped, well-balanced bitterness. Minerally yeast and gritty/dirty/husky malt in the finish is ridiculously pleasant. Pretty much what I dig in ESB. Noble hop bitterness, dirty, minerally yeast, medium dryness. Awesome.


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