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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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This ESB (Extra Special Bitter) displays the subtle copery hue of "Old Gold." Its mighty depth of flavor will awaken taste buds and complements "pub" fare such as lamb and game. It is a natural accompaniment with spicy foods. Bronze medal winner at the 1998 World Beer Championships.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zyster99 (21) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2001
Great US - British Bitter! Could be served in a UK pub.


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOTBGUY (2) - MEXICO, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013 does not count
Appearance: Unfiltered honey colored with a decent head Aroma: Malty / grassy, bit of clove Body: Medium Taste: Initially well balanced, sliding into a hoppy bitter-ish finish. There are notes of bread, toffee/caramel, and a hint of banana. Nice bit of piney hops bite to it. Very drinkable, tasty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2084) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle #1 of Lake house weekend upstate. Price chopper does mix six of upstate brew. Nose is bready and earthy. Tastes of earthy hops, light malt, biscuits, some caramel. Not too bad

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Aroma is a little soapy citrus and a little toasty maly. Bubbly orange with slow collapsing rocky head. Stale bitter flavor, cracker malt. Prickly, papery body with good ’zing.’ Average bitter, not really beastly as the dragon label implies.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmsulliv (166) - - DEC 30, 2012
Starts bitter ends malty. Not much aroma. Pale brown with fizzy pour. Refreshing but w some body ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1262) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
Cask at Blue Tusk. Pours cloudy orange/brown. Some light head and good lacing. Aromas of orange and toffee roasted malt. Tastes med sweet. Creamy body low carb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1620) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Copper pour with white head. Nose is bready and caramel malts with subtle spicy hops. Over carbonated, blistering. Bread and spicy, floral hops. Not terrible.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Cereal, citrus, and some bitter hops in the aroma. Flavor starts mild with some bitter hops, citrus, and spice in the finish. Solid choice if you’re looking to have a couple.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3803) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2012 Aroma is a mix of fruit and malts. The flavor is citrus/grapefruit, berries, tropical fruit, malts and a tinge of hops in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1882) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Hazy light amber with creamy average+ head. Grapefruit, pine and caramel on the nose. Moderately bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2012
My wife brought this one down from a trip to Rochester. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy apricot-caramel color with a large sudsy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was faintly tart orange, lemon, dishsoap, chalk and Pez candies. The flavor was tart orange, lemon and Pez candies. Dry and dusty finish. Very heavily carbonated. Eh.


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