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Sly Fox Jakes ESB
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.6
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6122) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7746) - 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.

Transcendence:
A comfy chair.

3.3
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4654) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Amber/Copper coloured body with a small off-white head and no highlights to speak of. Aroma of malt, faint caramel and a distinct yeastie/breadiness. Medium-bodied; Toffee flavours line the palate with some malt tastes coming through and some english hops. Aftertaste ends with the caramelised sweetness lingering with the hop bitterness prolonging the mouthfull. Overall, a good english bitter that was fairly unexpected! I sampled this on ’pseudo-draught’ at the Old Dominion Brew Festival 2004 on 27-June-2004 in Ashburn, Virginia.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2004
On tap at The Sly Fox. Poured a medium to dark amber color with a smaller off white head. Aromas and tastes of citris (oranges) and caramel. Light bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Root beer color with a mild caramel aroma. Smooth foaming head. Burnt caramel taste with a lively mouthfeel. Would be much better in cask, but good none the less.


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