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Mad Fox St. Swithin’s E.S.B.

Mad Fox St. Swithin’s E.S.B.
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English style ale noted for having extra malt and hop character relative to the lower flavor Bitter or Mild as found in British taverns and pubs. Our version is made with English Pale and Crystal malts and is lightly hopped with English Challenger and Progress hops. Color will be light copper in appearance.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3075) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Draft at the source. Bright orange body with a thin, wispy head. Sweet, fruity, malty aroma. Light in body with caramel sweetness. Easy to drink. Tangy finish. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenDV138 (3558) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4 oz pour on cask at Mad Fox. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of malt, light citrus, toasty notes, biscuit. Tastes of toasty notes, biscuit, wheat, light malt and citrus. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1882) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Dark copper with small white head. Mild, with malt and hints of fruit. Rather plain.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liquidbread86 (65) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Middle of the road bitter. Nothing to crazy. Doesn’t leave bubbles or foam on the glass as I would expect.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (6106) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2014
On cask at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with some creamy white head. Nose is mild, malt, apple, lemon, orange, a little honey, some yeast. Flavor is the same, lightly fruity, lightly malty, yeast, orange. Clean finish. True to style.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (2028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pretty weak ESB. Didnt know if it was trying to go for an English bitter or an American ESB. Too down the middle and non-memorable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4631) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
On draft at the Mad Fox brewpub. Pours a a deep clear copper with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of toasted grain. Light mouthfeel. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3982) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2013
On cask at Churchkey. Red amber body with bubbly small head. Nose is sour, spicy. Taste is slightly sour, malty with some citrus in the finish. Enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16444) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma is lightly toasted biscuit. Taste is malt forward with a dry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NovaPint (2) - Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013 does not count
Fantastic!!! Had it yesterday on cask. Utterly smooth and easy to drink. Extremely well balanced b/w malt and hops. The description says lightly hopped, but to me it seems a bit more than that. I could easily imagine going into a British pub and having one or more of these.


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