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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Straw colored with a mild amount of hopping. Organic ESB is one of the few certified organic beers brewed in the world today. The malt bill is comprised of 2-row, Munich, and caramel that is flavored with organic German Perle hops.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2496) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft at the brewery, from notes. Medium herbal and grassy hops with a decent caramel backbone. Good, but nothing really outstanding here.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
another miss for us. similar generic (kit?) malt profile to the Stein and even the pilsner mixed with some off/funky hop bitterness. aroma better than the flavor."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (245) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a 1" frothy cream colored head. Color is rich, cloudy amber with plenty of evident carbonation. Aroma: potent malt forward aroma -- bread dough and some caramel, also some pleasant floral and earthy hop spice. Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied and sticky with a quite dry, slightly astringent finish. Flavor: strong malt presence -- rich roasted barley, some butterscotch and caramel, ripe fruit, raisin, the bittering earthy hops round out the finish. Overall: well done and enjoyable. Fits the style well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique April 2013. Not bad for an organic beer. Good malt profile and strong flavour.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
smroush (37) - Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Mild aroma. Thin and watery taste. Very mild hops and simple malt flavors. Skip this one. A very mediocre beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2769) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/10/2013. Pours fairly cloudy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of orange peel, apple, caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, herbal, grass, light nuttiness, and toast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with decent strength. Taste of orange peel, apple, caramel, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, light toffee, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and toast/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of orange peel, apple, caramel, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, light toffee, light nuttiness, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and decent robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this was a good ESB. Well balanced dark/bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; and veryu smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasant and enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1pintatatime (81) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy amber. Lightly carbonated. Aroma is primarily malt with hints of fruit and bread. That malt-forward aroma is followed up by flavor full of caramel, toast, and fruit (specifically a bit of dried apricot). Finish is just bitter enough to counteract the sweetness of the malt. All in all solid if not spectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2784) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle - Pours hazy rosy brown with a filmy tan head. Nose is nutty, lightly milky toasty dry bread. Light herbal hops. Taste is toasty and dry, with light nuttiness and a touch of herbal hops. Medium-thin with medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3647) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
Somewhat boring. NOt bad but nothing too memorable about. Unfiltered and pale features too.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1203) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Tawny amber brew with pale head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, very little grass. Taste is sweet caramel at the very start, nutty in the middle with a slight bittering in the end. Average palate. Overall well crafted brew that is very representative of the style, which however is rather plain.


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