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Royal Oak Brewhouse ESB

Royal Oak Brewhouse ESB
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This English style Extra Special Bitter is a well balanced ale with medium maltiness and medium hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with some fruity notes. Medium body with some amber notes.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ColovianTrader (281) - - DEC 29, 2013
Heavy doses of caramel flavors. Decent citrus hops. Notes of fruits and nuts. Easy to drink and all around enjoyable beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
firstsip (438) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Tap at brewery. Dark amber. Creamy mouthfeel. Decent lasting head. Very mild bitterness for the style. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Golden colour, rising carbonation bubbles. Lace. Neutral aroma, light bitter taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petkus331 (265) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2011
A charred malt aroma with a strong caramel presence and hints of star fruit. The taste begins semi-sweet but is then covered up by a nice balancing of hop bitterness on the finish, the bitterness is stronger than the the semi-sweet, but in a very good way. Medium body and light carbonation, but still "mouth filling." The color was a barely translucent brownish copper. A very good beer overall, could compete with the Sierra Nevada "Tumbler" and Stone’s "Oaked arrogant bastard."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Draft pint at the brewpub. Reddish-amber beer. Decent malty beer, with a moderate hop finish. Textbook American brewpub ESB -- sessionable to be sure. (#3830, 1/28/2010)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2007
On tap @ the brew pub: Pours a clear copper color with a light tan head. Aroma, caramel, spices, some earthy notes. Flavor, nutty, some spices, earthy some grassy hints and coffee notes.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3991) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2007
This beer’s decent bitter and malty combo makes it a nice competitor for ROB’s IPA. Between the two beers, I usually remained satisfied during weekly visits to the ROB.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Beautiful Copper color, with heavy malty and hop aroma nice body and a very enjoyable beer, its nice to be able to get a good Bitter in the states

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Tap. Deep golden brown color with a fluffy off-white head. Soft malty aroma. Medium earthy malts flavors from start to middle. Finishes with a nice hop balance. A sweetness from the malts emerges in the aftertaste after about half a pint. Smooth medium-thin body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2006
On tap at the Royal Oak Brew Pub. Poured a medium to deeper orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel and somewhat floral. Tastes of caramel, orange peel, and citrus. Nice lacing left on the glass.


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