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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A British style Extra Special Bitter inspired by classic British style pub ales with an even balance of nine different malts, matched perfectly with a hint of smooth hops. ESB/Amber has a beautiful deep amber body and is a smooth, easy drinking ale. 13.9°


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2562) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured to a goblet, displaying a slightly hazed, coppery amber color, with a frothy head of off white foam that rapidly diminished to a bubbly ring & film, and left spots & strands of lacing on the glass. The nose was malt, with some caramel sweetness, pit fruit as apricot, and hints of candied orange, and vanilla. Usually noticed in the aroma, the flavor began with some toastiness, continued with the esters, and added moderate earthy & rind-like bitterness, with some lingering nature. Light to medium bodied, with lively carbonation, then light tartness, and some dryness to the finish. Decently sessionable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (3925) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle shared at Christ’s post GBBF minidig 16/08/2014. Aroma is orange, caramel, stale malts and solvent, hot alcohol. Clear golden coloured pour with a halo of white head. Flavour is hop leaf, caramel, stale malts, bit of orange and hot alcohol in the finish. Palate is dull and lifeless, semi sweet. Meh.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (11430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Somewhat hazy/golden beer, small head. Fruity caramel aroma, papery, citrus, raisins, some banana. Fruity citrus flavor, hay, grass, bready notes, some grapes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Somewhat murky amber pour with a small soapy head. Earthy, dusty, a little sweet. Some caramel / toffee. A little bitter like old coffee grounds are bitter, but not coffee aroma/flavor per se. Just reminds me of a coffee filter a bit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle split at GBBF, day 2, 13/08/14 - thanks to Kenvold. Clear golden amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is caramel, light spice, straw, faint citrics. Taste carries a light hop presence, bread dough, biscuit malt, earthy, toffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Adequate, not too exciting though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5541) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Interesting name (it’s actually "ESB/Amber" on the label), leaving me wondering how it will be classified on the site. It’s good looking, amber, almost copper in color, clear with a dense but modest head. The aroma is almost-caramel with a woodiness to it along with a splash of tonic water. The flavor is of white bread with a dollop of caramel and an earthy, herbal bitterness, not intense, but strong enough to catch one’s notice. The finish is rather dry with a lasting earthy bitterness. Not bad at all.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1334) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Incredibly surprised by the low ratings on this one. Very flavorful. Slippery like an ESB should be. But, there’s a toasty malt profile that knocks this one out of the park. Highly recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
13th August 2014
GBBF Day 2. Bottle. Clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry and crisp. Light sweetish malts, semi dry. Caramel - toffee. Mild floral tones. Ripe orange and marmalade. Pinch of hop spice. Airy dry finish. Dark toffee linger. Well joined up and drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8910) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle shared @ ChrisO after GBBF Day 1. Clear orange color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, lightly bitter, lightly leaves, lightly a sweet touch as well. Average to medium body and carbonation.


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