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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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°

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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (796) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear amber colour with thin white head. Aroma of caramel, toasty malt, some bread, subtle honeycomb and earthy hops. Taste of caramel, toasty malt, some bread, a little vanilla, subtle metallic tones and earthy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A sweetish, soft earthy bitterness in the finish. Nice, sweet malty flavours but I find it too bland, not a good ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (872) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, fruity hops, and an almost oaky/vanilla aroma. Flavor is mostly malts: caramel and toffee, with that same vanilla undertone. Has low bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (2179) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
good balance, smooth, mild bitterness. Biscuity, caramel malts. So boring for me and the style. Balance is good but very toned down. A bit of spice on the hops with a light citrus zest note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
355ml brown bottle. Orange-golden colour with a light haziness. Long lasting sticky white head. Nose has sweet caramel malts and some orangey hops. Taste is malty - grains and caramel, a little toasty with some late hops. Low bitterness, aftertaste is malty. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frozer (210) - Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Poured dark amber with nice fluffy white head. Complex malt aroma. Caramel. Sweet maltiness, complex flavor also. Medium carbonation, with very little hops. Nicely balanced esb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3576) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (39785) - 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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2228) - 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 (6986) - 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 (2838) - 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.

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