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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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English Special Beer. Brewed with toasted malts to give a biscuity, toasted flavor typical of this English style ale. A rich amber colored beer, with toffee, figs, and ripe-fruit notes. Delicious - Refreshing!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15092) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Clear deep amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and crisp. Great condition again on the US bar! Thin malts, slightly sweet and with a light toffee streak. Spicy orange hop, thin but pretty fresh-spicy. Trace of something sweet before light dry finish. Spicy linger. Tasty but a tad thin.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beese (1784) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a clear amber, with a tiny white head. Aroma of toffee, straw and floral hops. English hop flavours, with caramel and some grass. Finish was butterscotch, mellow hop bitterness and grain.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8233) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Clear dark orange to amber color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, leaves, overripe dark fruits, lightly sweet. Average body and carbonation. Ok beer, but nothing interesting imo. One of so many.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stchloe (789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
My favorite of Oregon Garden ’13’ great example of the style, toffee and buttery sweet finish, follows roasted caramel body that’s perfectly light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
At GBBF 2014. Clear russet not much head. Ok strong bitter very british. Some fruit. Some peppery hop. Ok. Some sweetness.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Cask gravity at the 2014 GBBF. Clear red amber colour with no head. Aroma is skunked hop, caramel and diacetyl. Flavour is stale caramel malts, mineral , English yeast. And lacklustre dill hop. Palate is medium light body with light carbonation. Terrible.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (4237) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Cask - Twig and toffee. Clearish and almost no head. Twig and toffee with a long lingering bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pdx76 (627) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2014
On draught at santiam - pours clear copper absent of head. Nose of malt and grain. Taste of sweet malt, floral notes, and bread. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1373) - Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2014
On draught at Santiam Brewing. Amber color. Aroma is biscuit, sweet grapes, and fig. Taste is fig, grape, biscuit, and light grass hops. A nice representation of an ESB.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer31 (1) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2012 does not count
Lucky to find a local ESB, and it greeted me with a malty nose and frothy, creamy head. It’s got a smooth, silky texture and mouth-feel bringing sweet honey and toast flavors. Those nicely balance with the hoppyness of a traditional English Bitter. Then comes a subtle hint of ripe apples or pears. I’d like one right now with Chicken and cheesy potatoes.


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