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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A winter seasonal made with all English Pale & Crystal malts. Hopped with Phoenix, Kent Golding, Challenger, and Target hops in the boil and dry hopped.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1243) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Real Ale’s Phoenixx Double ESB has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head and a hazy (which gets moreso with swishing of the bottle), copper appearance with some bubbles and a few lacing splotches. The aroma is of sharp hops and a little sourness. Taste is of piney, mentholated hops, and some brown bread (Roman Meal brand). Absolutely no alcohol is detected. The mouthfeel is light to medium, and Phoenixx Double ESB finishes mostly dry and fairly drinkable. Overall, this beer is really good and interesting, and I strongly advise giving it a try! RJT

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Tap @ Hills and Dale. Girl behind the bar said it tasted like an IPA..I will never listen to her again. Dark red/brown with little head. Not overly malty. Great beer from Real Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3552) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2008
On draught at Flying Saucer. Has a dark ruby/brown color with a medium tan head. Sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma is a strong malt. The taste is a sweet malt with a smooth finsh, easy to drink, a great english strong ale from Real Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2009
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 (draught) lovely copper color with off white had and lots of lace. Aroma of floral hop, toffee malt and vanilla. Flavor is grassy hops caramel malt. Great body. Lovely ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
on cask at ginger man plano with mar. poured a very nice looking gold with an off white head. aroma was awesome with grapefruit, fruity, and spruce. flavor was grapefruit, grass, pine, and caramel. body was slick with no carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6009) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Another Texan goes down at the tasting. This was a nice brew. Pours a cloudy amber color with a huge foamy head, almost pink colored. The aroma is sweet, fruity, light fruity hops. The flavor is very nice; rich hops, spicy and light naturally fruity flavors, earthy, toasted malts, slightly hot. A very nice example of a English Strong Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6125) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
12 oz. thanks clint! pours a hazy medium amber with a loose and pillowy tan head. big sharp toast and marmalade nose, very forward and powerful. creamy medium body eith lively carb. toast, caramel, and blood orange mid palate. long resiny blood orange finish. yum.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
I went to the brewery and tried all the beers. This one stuck out the most from my trip. It had a wonderful hop infused taste. It wasn’t hoppy enough to blow my socks off, but the blend of hops was great. The aroma had a primary hop and carmel smell. Overall, I would not hesitate to buy this or order it at a pub. I even bought a T-shirt of the beer after the tour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2011
12oz bottle. Amber color - sweet caramel malt aroma. Earthy hop flavor with some fruit. Another great brew from Real Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2013
From 12 oz bottle stating best by 9.14.12, so I’m a little late! Poured in a Great Lakes tulip glass. Pours copper-brown color with large beige head. Aroma of malt sweetness almost like a light brandy and bourbon blend with a light touch of smoky spices. Moderate carbonation and penetrating mouthfeel. Flavors of big British hops and dark roasted malts. Very bold and flavorful, with tropical fruit concentrate, floral hops, some bitter kava kava root. Overall rich and complex, challenging but tasty for the big beer lover.


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