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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3/2/13 - 10 oz draft at Champs, Altoona. Pours clear, brown/red with an off white, thin head. Mild notes of caramel and toffeee with some early hop notes. Lots of caramel and biscuit, bread and some toffee, rather bitter with it lingereing well into the after. Earthy, grassy hop notes present. Not bad. Big mouth feel. nice fruit character when warmed up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark amber pour with a large frothy off-white head. Big earthy hops. Toasted whole wheat bread. Hops clearly trump malt here. Feels more like a full IPA than an ESB.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2062) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear amber with a small white head. The aroma has a breadiness, some grain. The taste is medium bitter with a sweet amber ale style finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 22, 2013
On tap at brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a tight foamy whitish head. Smell was very malty and slightly fruity. Taste is malty and somewhat chocolaty with some fruity background, and a slightly dry finish. Medium to light body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lehighbri (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Slight alcohol aroma. Nice sweet, sugary taste. Very smooth on the palate. ESB isn’t my favorite style but this is solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
20110417 tap at mcmenamins in MT airy. Earthy and decent. Pretty dry. Good looking and heady despite the hand pump.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2737) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Clear cooper color with no head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and hops. Flavor is well-balanced with caramel, hops, and toffee. Nice bitter touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ripped11 (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2009 does not count
You will find this beer to have some subtle chocolate,coffee and caramel undetones followed by a pleasant bitter hopy bite as it finishes. Very Palatable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2950) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2009
From the tap pouredamber with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7733) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Draft at SFR. Pours deep copper with off-white clingy head. Nose is earthy hops, caramel malt, mild tannins. Tastes dry hoppy, with caramel malt, and some earthy notes.
Earlier Rating: 4/14/2004 Total Score: 3.4
Nice orangish color, with aromas of caramel, malt, and brown sugar. Tastes and finishes crisp, malty, with brown sugar and bitterness at the end.

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