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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Saugatuck ESB Amber ].
Clear medium yellow amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, light caramel, spicy notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, caramel, hay, sweet malt, old malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140812]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, toasted malty and light pine hoppy. Bitter, herbal and crisp hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19334) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
At GBBF 2014. Clear reddy brown. Toasty aroma. Toast. Some malt some fruit. Toast. Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (13371) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12716) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (11234) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness with a crisp lingering earthy finish. A fairly dull beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Served on draft at the Michigan Summer Beerfest, 2010, as part of RBSG festivities. Pours a clear amber color with a medium offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet sugar caramel with very faint citrus and floral notes. The taste is bitter hops, earthy notes, toffee and caramel. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10080) - 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.

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