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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Appearance: bright, amber/gold color, short, white head. Aroma: clean, meaning, in this case, utterly empty. On the palate, a brief tart sensation, from some assemblage of hops, and it’s fast to fade. Some citric flavor, but faint. Body is weak, texture is small, and a coppery feel dominates the flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth, to a fault. I applaud the organic nature of the brew, but it doesn’t enhance the taste at all, so I find little other reason to care. Not a bad ESB, just boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2806) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Large tan head with good retention and minimal lace. Clear light copper color. Fruity, lightly citrusy nose. Med/light body, sorta thin. Fruity, citrusy flavors with a light malt undertone. Mildly sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2004
Bottle pours a clear copper color with a one inch head and some nice lace. The aroma is of mild hops and fresh bread. The flavor is mild, bread like, ale fruitiness, slightly nutty, somewhat hop bitter, but with an offness that I can not quite put my finger on. The palate is OK. Overall, this is another Ale that indicates that these guys really need to stick to Lagers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1532) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2004
color is slightly hazy orange/light copper with an off-white and quickly dissipating head. aroma is quite hoppy with slight grapefruit and big floral notes. flavor is similar with bitter chocolate notes in the finish. its biggest fault is its thinness, otherwise, i don't think it's too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2004
Pours a darker amber color with no head. Aroma has slight fruit overtones along with hops. Definitely more hops than other ESBs, but not overwhelming. Fruit and grass on the tongue. I liked it, but it wasn't spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 15, 2004
pours a deep amber color with a thick white head. absolutely wonderful aroma of malt and fruit with a hint of yeast and sweet grass. very bready flavor with bits of fruit and carmel...overall very good and very drinkable!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2004
A mild session ESB. Gets only slightly bitter, somewhat fruity at the finish. This is nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2004
I really don't know what to say here, it tastes like all of their other beers. Not bad, malty, caramelly, but why bother having so many beers if they all taste the same?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2004
This beer poured a light amber with minimal white head and noticable carbonation. the nose was crispy toast and citrucy hops. Taste was more hoppy than I would expect from an ESB, as in cascade style pale ale. I could be wrong, but that is what struck me. Nevertheless, quite drinkable, but not quite to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Orangy amber hue with minimal head or lace. The aroma hints of grassy and floral hops, lightly toasted malts, caramel, grapes, sweet bread dough and a touch of phenols. The taste is lightly acidic and bitter with a chalky yeast and wet wheat grainy tone. The flavors lack punch and got boring quick. The mouthfeel is watery and crisp. Below average ESB, does organic mean bland?

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