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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Super smooth bitter ale. Not a lot of bite in this bitter, but it’s a nice sessioner with a nice mixup of hops and malt. Nothing too overpowering, but certainly a nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2066) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a fluffy white head, aroma is malty, the taste is light and has a rich feel in the mouth with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5692) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear copper, thin white head. Aromas are crunchie bar, biscuit and caramel. Taste is sweety, biscuit, light fruit. Thin texture, clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2504) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
On tap at barley bros winnipeg. Sweet malty storms. Amber body. Sweet flavour with a faint touch of hoppy bitterness. Quality esb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
walleye (1073) - 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 (20) - 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 (1559) - 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 (9996) - 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 (18904) - 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 (2823) - 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 (4971) - 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.

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