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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Gold Medal Winner at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival. Silver Medal Winner at the 2010 World Beer Cup. This handsome ale is created by balancing a selection of crystal and caramel malts, then moderately hopped resulting in a rich, full flavored satisfying brew.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Poured clear amber out of bottle. Malty aroma, minimul hops, light to medium body. Very drinkable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1032) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Type: 22-oz. bomber Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: A Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz. Price: Est. $5.99 Purchased: May 16, 2013 Consumed: May 30, 2013 Misc.: N/A Poured a caramel copper murky color with 1-2 fingers of khaki-white head, which went away rather quickly. Minimal foggy lacing on the sides. Average-to-below average retention all the way down. Smelled dark fruits, including plum, figs and dates. Also caramel and toffee malts and roasty nuts. Tasted pretty similar to the nose with a bit more maltier feel. Plum, figs, dates, nuts, toast, caramel and toffee. Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt finish. Pretty good beer for my second try from Lumberyard. I’m still new on the ESB’s, but I would have it again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalekliz (891) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
Clear, reddish amber with a small head. Yeasty aroma, with malt, grass, and wood. Taste is bright, of sharp yeast fading to a sweeter malt, with a bit of a hops bite. Lingering grassy yeast. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
A thin caramel to the aroma. This is light and smooth but with enough caramel. An easy finish. Very sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (998) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 On tap, laces well, light copper color, clear. Slight sweet aroma, very good. Taste is pretty fresh, Medium bitter, good for the style, not toasty or roasty but medium malts show through, not too strong. Good beer!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3689) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Clear amber color out of the bottle with a quickly vanishing khaki head. Light malty nose. Sweet beer with lots of caramel and some table sugar. Notes of marmalade on toast. Some orange juice in the finish. Okay beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2012

Can 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, nutty, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, light citrus - grass, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, nutty, hoppy, light dark orange - citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120915]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2534) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Pours quite reddish with nice fruity nose. tastes of fruit, earth, caramel, grass, some hopping fun. really refreshing and a nice brew indeed

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Aah, whatever; it tastes like a homebrew. It has a nice and subtle sweetness: a slightly nutty ale, however, with nothing to boast. The aroma is safe. I bet if I chopped some trees in a forest, I might really enjoy it. Hm. So, typical. If anything, the appearance has some very nice and sparkly lacing -- tilt your glass to the left and then to the right, etc. It doesn’t happen with all beers. Maybe I should drink this beer some more...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14482) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Can @ Really late Summer Tasting Ulfborg, 2012. Pours clear amber with bubbles on top. Caramel, bread and pine. Medium bodied.


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