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RATINGS: 71   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°


novels' rating

3
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3341) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2015
12oz bottle from Pace High Carryout: copper-amber pour with off-white head. aroma of sweet bready, earthy, pine. tastes are caramel, toffee malts, herbal, toasty. little oily in the thin to medium palate. not a lot going on, but not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (38496) - 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]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2101) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6033) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2596) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
walleye (1080) - 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

2.1
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1593) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Crystal clear copper with a small head. Bready, sweet, toffee aromas with similar flavors.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10075) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19065) - 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.


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