Sly Fox Jakes ESB
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A British style Extra Special Bitter named after brewer Brian O'Reilly's grandfather, one of the first legal homebrewers in the United States. Brewed with British Chocolate Caramel and Pale malt, East Kent Golding and Styrian Goldings hops. Medium bodied, copper/amber in color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4961) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Tap at HDG - yup, that’s an esb alright - that was pretty much my reaction - but I could really see myself downing a few pints of this, so that is to their credit - semi-dry, medium hop profile, and a nice herbal, almost tea-like flavor, make this one sessionable ale - and really, from an ESB, what more can you ask?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4524) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Pours a translucent orange/copper/amber with a medium off white creamy head. Aroma was on the light side compared to the flavor. Picking up some toffee, sweet grainy malts, hints of fruity esters. Flavor was toasty, nutty with a touch of hop bitterness. Also getting some caramel, toffee and grapefruit. Kind of reminded me a thinner porter with some chocolate in there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2006
sample at SFPN, Andy’s. relatively clear amber with a medium head. Aroma is spicy/floral hops and sweet malt. Taste is the same with a lightly bitter finish. made well to style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Draught at Brewery: Smells malty and sweet, but also has a floral hop nose too. Earthy presence of the Goldings as well. Poured brown in color. Small, off-white head diminished. Good lacing. Clear. Flavor was bitter and crisp. Moderatly bitter, but not swet. Bitter finish of a long duration. Earthy and caramel flavors in the bitterness. Dry. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Overall, a good ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Taster on tap at brewpub. Dark amber color, light sweet aroma. Roasted malt taste....very malty. Has a nice balance, not too sweet at all for as much malt as you can taste. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2005
Malty, sweet cookie dough aroma has plenty of floral, earthy Goldings character in the nose. Opaque brown body is topped by a decent tan head that recedes to a lasting cover with some very nice lacing. Nice balance between earthy floral hops and round caramel malts with moderate finishing bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Medium light body with strong carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, egajdzis, Eyedrinkale, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
Lasting white head covers the clear amber-copper body. Sweet cerealic and cookie-like aromas are marched on by assertive earthy and floral English hops. The result is quite mineral, peppery, leafy with underlying tobacco and caramel tones. Medium body, creamy texture, mostly sweet palate with adequate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
Pours a clear copper color with a thin light brown head. Aroma and flavor of citrusy hops and caramel. The body is light with a creamy texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2005
The Lure:
Earthy hop resins are smoothed out by the efficient caramel malts. This is probably well-brewed, but ultimately too quiet.

The Festivities:
An excellent, firm body proffers ample maltiness for the earthy, orangey, resinous hoppiness to play upon. Peaches impart a little tartness, and overall this fulfills its role very well.

A comfy chair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Tap. When I went to the Sly Fox with my boyfriend, he got the E.S.B. and I got the Pale Ale, and I seriously could barely tell the difference between the two. The only noticeable difference was the larger presence of hops in the pale ale. It was really hoppy for an E.S.B., which I actually prefer. However, it was well balanced; the malt complexity was palpable. In all, a good beer, but nearly a clone of the Phoenix pale ale.

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