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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Ringwood’s beer brewed under licence in USA by Shipyard.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2351) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 oz sample pours amber with a white head. Aroma of roasted malts and floral. Taste is malts with a hint of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from trader joe’s. Pours ruby Amber, small off white head. Light cherry, plum, generally sweet. Finish is flowery hops. Medium body that feels syrupy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1827) - - OCT 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-18-14- Poured from bottle into a ping glass Appearance – The beer pours deep amber, nearly copper color, with a billowy tan colored head. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a caramel and toffee smell mixed with some lightly toasted bready and malty smells. Along with these aromas are some others of an earthy and grainy nature. Rounding out the aroma profile is a little bit of oak which leads to a nice sweet and malty aroma overall. Taste – The taste begins with a big sweet and bready flavor with tons of toffee and caramel and a somewhat doughy taste. The doughiness transitions more to a roasted bready flavor as the flavors advance with the sweeter tastes gaining even more butteriness with much of the caramel taking on a more toffee like flavor. Some lightly burnt flavors as well as a bit of a nutty taste come to the tongue more toward the end. These are accompanied by some herbal and earthy hop flavors, which combined with the rest, as well as a little bit of an apple and stone fruit flavor, to leave a somewhat sweet and lightly roasted and hopped, but rather strong malty flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thick and creamy for a brew of only 5.6 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are great for the big, sweet, and malty flavors of the brew creating a very mouth coating feel. Overall – Quite sweet and robust in flavor for only 5.6 % abv. A rather enjoyable ESB.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"fairly standard entry into the esb catergory. sale at scolari’s for a $1 single. had with dinner. grainy malts and a touch of bittering hops, that’s about it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (866) - PERU - AUG 30, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a typical head. Aroma of wet bread and pine. Taste is sweet malts and some bitterness like an English ESB. Nicely crafted, but not my favorite style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pour is a clear copper with a average white head. Aroma is a toffee/caramel malt combo. Flavor is a decent earthy malt with lots of caramel notes and leaves a nice toasted malt on the tongue. There was an odd fruit after the swallow but it did not hurt the beer any, it was just odd and out of no where. A decent to solid ESB.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
badpuppy69 (265) - orange, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2014 Pours a clear amber with great thick head. Aroma is sweet caramel roasted malt with a citrucy Hop note. Taste follows the aroma perfect. Super smooth and very delicious! The balance between malt and hops is spot on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1155) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
355ml bottle. Pretty standard ESB, bready malt, some earthy bitterness. I like ESBs better than standard bitters so I enjoyed this fine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mep3222 (578) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Malty almost barnyard aroma, or just cheap malt aroma. Nothing special in the aroma or flavor. Drinkable but seems to be in that shipyard category of beers that are borderline drinkable. Would drink if given but would not buy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (259) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Clear amber pour with a dark ruby highlights and a massive head. Lacing and retention are exceptional. The nose is primarily biscuit with hints of sweetness and spice. Light bodied and well carbonated. The flavor profile is well balanced and complex. It begins with a nice biscuit that flows into the toffee and caramel notes. With a touch of sweetness, it transitions into the bitterness, which is an excellent example of an ESB. The finish is crisp and effervesces with a burst of caramel and well flavored bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkBarnes (382) - Waterville, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
May 20, 2014. 12 ounce bottle from Shipyard sampler pack. Surprisingly decent bitter with lovely coloring and a fruity essence.


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