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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Hey, what can we say? Dogs do like to sniff down there. A British style ESB with the Laughing Dog twist. Itís clean and smooth, the way an ESB should be. Silver Medal NABA.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (1011) - Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2012
On tap. Dark amber color, thin tiny head. Nice malty nose. Crisp clean attack and a good finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3717) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Pours dark copper with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and caramel. Taste is malt, citrus, pine, and caramel. Some hops bitterness at the finish. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Gold color. Light aroma and light flavor. Dry grain, and very light English hops. Not much there.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IdealBrew (12) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours a light brown with fruity nose and almost citrusy flavor. Great malty flavor balanced with just the right touch of hops. Good head retention and overall appeal. Finishes with crisp with lingering citrus hops. Crotch sniffingly good! Or bad...depending on taste! ---IdealBrew "Good People Good Beer"

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Nice deep amber orange with a rocky off-white head. Earthy toffee malts, peach preserves, grassy bitterness. Really drinkable and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2012
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 3/23/2012. Pours slightly hazy red-orange color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some foamy spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange, lime, caramel, toast, herbal, floral, biscuit, and light spiciness. Nice aromas with good strength and balance; pretty typical ESB aromas. Taste of orange, lime, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, toast, biscuit, caramel, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor balance, with no cloying flavors at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice ESB offering. Nice flavor balance, and very smooth to drink. This is quite enjoyable.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2303) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2012
caramel, milky and fruity. some malt and a bit of citrus the brew strikes one as a nice type of amber brew at first. tragically the brew becomes vague even with a full mouth bitterness that is mostly of black pepper. tangy and caustic it is incomplete.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3811) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Not bad. Pours amber and cloudy with a small head. Very smooth and easy to drink, with no beer harshness. I get some very faint fruit notes to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1253) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent firm copper with an amber tint color, light carbonation, 3mm white head did try itís best to lace. Aroma of caramel, wheat, and light notes of pepper and fruit. Hits the mouth with light-medium body, malt is ok, middle has a fair fruit sensation, finish is complete. NEXT!

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Tejas (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Well, itís got Brett yeast in it and I HATE Brett yeast so I took a sip and poured it out. Had I known it had brettanomyces yeast, I wouldíve never bought it. Thanks for wasting my money by not putting that on the label.


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