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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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°

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Poured amber with off white head. Aroma malts, hops, honey, vanilla , orange. flavor malt, honey, hops, caramel, some toffee

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
briandwagner (23) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pretty malty. Has a very strange texture to it. Hard to explain and not a good thing. Overall, not a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Crystal clear copper with a small head. Bready, sweet, toffee aromas with similar flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with orange highlights and a small, fluffy, white head. Great retention. The nose features lightly toasted malts, raw honey and tea biscuits. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is toasty and sweet. Hopped just enough to keep the sugars and sweetness at a comfortable level. There’s some nice toffee and a trace of peppery bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23012) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (3713) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18187) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

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