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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A classic British-style ale, our ESB is well balanced with earthy hops and British grains, lending a nice biscuity body to the beer. Great with food or enjoyed by itself.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
on tap at ohb 7/12/11. hazy orange tinted amber with an off white film as a head. it smells of orange, british hops, grass, earth, florals and some spiciness. the flavor is the same but quite malty... not sweet, just really malty with a spicy finish. the medium body has some oomph to it...6/4/6/4/15

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium reddish brown with a large off white frothy head that had decent retention, reducing after a while to about a semi thin layer of film and a large collar which did allow for excellent sheeting of sticky lace. The aroma was of a biscuit malt, an herbal hop and an earthy yeast with notes of a mild caramel, honey and a bit of dried fruit (raisins). The taste was sweet and boldly malty with a hint of caramel and honey early on and progressed into a decently pronounced hoppy flavor with just a mild note of dark fruit at the end. The flavor stuck around for an average duration after the swallow with a moderate harsh hoppy ending. Mouthfeel was just a tad above light in body and extremely creamy and yet a little dry in texture with nice mild carbonation. Overall a very full flavored and smooth ESB, one that I enjoyed immensely...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Bomber from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pours a hazy copper-orange with a large pillowy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and floral hops. The taste is toasted malts, floral hops, citrus, stone fruits, caramel. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2597) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle from Bestway. Certainly looks the part with a nice dark red to amber color. Solid to style just not much after that. A nice grassy and faint hop aroma. Slight nutty flavor followed by a bigger caramel malt presence. Finish is smooth and grassy again, a little bit of hay. Typical english hop profile. Surprisingly one of the first beers I have had of theirs that I am not jumping out of my seat for. I mean it is solid just not exceptional. A tragedy of their own successes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3786) - - OCT 31, 2011
bottle. "Wilson Creek ESB" clear amber with a medium beige head. toffee and toasted malt nose with floral notes. light body. flavors of caramel, bread and floral hops.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bomber. Light in color for the style, nice tight little head, and a mild biscuit nose. Flavor starts with some sweetness (honey, caramel), then the sharp carbonation and heavy hopping takes over, leading to a crisp, hoppy finish. Nice bitter version of a sometimes bland style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Draft. Dark amber color, tan head. Aroma of caramel and raisins. Taste is very malty with sharp hops. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Ruddy and brown. Moderate quickly dying head. Drinks with a distinctly nutty edge, thick with robust caramel. Chewy. Decent. (#4278, 10/4/2011)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Thanks E for sharing. Deep amber with a small white head. Nose is moderately sweet, moderately hoppy and seems very on par for the style. Flavor is sweet and biscuity, some light herbal and earthy hops, medium bitterness. Nothing too exciting here, but seems very well done stylistically.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4046) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Pours clean copper orange with one finger of sandstone tan head. Nose is herbal and bready, pungent nose. Some sweet caramel and bread and a mild toasted grain character. Herbal hop character. Light bodied and dry with a mild medium bitterness.


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