Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2009
On tap in the brewhouse at Olde Hickory. A really great place if you ever get the chance to visit. Unfiltered and dry-hopped. Pour is a cloudy orange with a persistent, off-white head. Aroma of soft, citrusy hops, hints of light berry (English yeast) and biscuity malt. The flavor is more of the same, with the maltiness really shining through and just enough hop flavor to balance it out perfectly. Hints of caramel and toast in there too. A really great session beer. Low on the hop bitterness, making for a very smooth body and flavor, showcasing excellent balance and English character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (551) - - OCT 24, 2014
Served on cask at Olde Hickory Station. Very smooth. A classic esb flavor and finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3966) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2013
650 ml. Light haze on the orange-amber body with a lasting thin meringue on top. Rich nose of spicy dark toffee and earthy florals are cut nicely by a light citrus zest. Tastes of dark toffee, vanilla and spicy-sweet pollen are moderated by toast, roasted parsnip, light orange zest and a delicate woody-hop finish. Medium body has a nice balance and low-average carbonation. Excellent take on this often mistreated style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2013
I've enjoyed this beer. Malt body and nice bitter taste. Very nice esb. Try it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
draft medium orange color with white head and decent lacing. medium bitterness in flavor and is not overpowering like some others. solid malt backbone. over all pretty decent esb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4030) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2013
Draught in a flight. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a small head. Nose was a little bitter and smelled a bit of the classic English-style hops. Taste is a little bitter, but has a nice malty background to balance it out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Had on tap at the OHB Tap room recently. Came out a dark honey orange with a small cap on top. Nose carried some vegetable scent, noble hops, grass. Crisp, mouth with moderate carbonation. Mild bitterness with dry character. Subtle fruit-like sweetness pulls through. This is a balanced bitter beer, that pared really well with my burger. Sorry I’ve passed over this one for so long. I may have to grab a few bottles now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PaperKnife (82) - - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle 22 oz. Hazy, dark amber color, tan foamy head. Aroma is biscuity, some hop spiciness. Malty, toasty, bitter, spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle pours copper with cream colored head. Aromas are fruity and earthy. Taste are earthy with grass, fruity, and bis quit notes. A very good bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1605) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on May 10th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a copper clear.
Aroma: Aroma is of caramel malt.
Taste: Medium bitterness, lots of caramel balance.
Palate:Medium-light, quick finish.

Summary: A solid ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Possibly the best ESB I have had. Pours translucent brown, small head. Some hops in the aroma, a pleasant surprise. Palate is very refreshing, some mild caramel and a crisp hoppy finish. Tastes very clean, very refershing and more of a flavor profile than most ESBs.

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