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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 166   ABV: 5.53%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A combination of American and English hops and malts blend perfectly in this medium bodied ale. The English hops lend a rich earthy aroma while the malts leave a soft nutty flavor and a creamy mouth feel on the palate.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
A session beer from RR who would have thought? Caramel and toffee nose with a very slight herbal hop character. Nice mouthfeel that is soft and full. Bready, earthy notes on the palate. Clean soft and clean finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 29, 2005
On tap @ brewery. Copper colored with an offwhite head which quickly became a thin ring, leaving behind thin, splotchy lace. Body was light to medium with lightly foamy carbonation and a dry finish. Aroma was of caramel and standard English malts...earthy and sweet...weak aroma. Flavor was pleasing with caramel and apple with a lightly bitter finish of oak and apple skin. The brewery had it labeled as an English Pale Ale, which the beer is more suited to for style. At any rate, it’s traditional, English and fairly boring, but pleasant. Almost like apple cider...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 On tap@O’brien’s: Rich amber color with a small (bar pour) fast fading head. Light sweet malt nose. Sweet caramel malt up front (reminds me of AleSmith Anvil) followed by a light hop bite and a smooth sweet finish. Nice ESB.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Pours a golden almost amber in color with a light head. Flavors of citrus fruits with a mild bitterness. As far as ESBs go, this was very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
(Draft: O’Brien’s in San Diego, CA) Standard ESB with a moderate maltiness and a light, balancing bitterness with a fair amount of hops toward the finish; Amber in color; Malty and light sweet aroma; Off-white head fades to a sheen and leaves patchy lacing; Not one of the more exciting offerings from Russian River

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UNCCTF (493) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2004
On tap at the Toronado in San Francisco. Poured a deep amber with a head that laced nicely. A very understated bitter flavor that I enjoyed. Very good.


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