Södra Maltfabriken ESB
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Brewed by Södra Maltfabriken
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Handen, Sweden
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Hopped with Styrian Golding & Bobek and Cascade.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (5395) - Espoo, - OCT 7, 2012
Draught @ SBWF’12

Originally rated on 06.10.2012 - Pours orange with a foamy head Aroma of bready malts, grain, spices. Taste is bready and malty with grainy notes, finish of bitter notes, malts and grain. Okay, quite malty ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Draught (backlog). Hazy amber colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, wooden, caramelly and some mild grassy and hayísh notes. Flavour is hay, some grass, floral and sweet malty notes. Nice mellowly balanced hops and malts in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2012
[keg, SBWF2012] First of four Södra beers I sampled at SBWF, chatting to the guys behind the brewery. As a Brit, the ESB was the one I went straight for. Pours hazy copper colour with a large white head. Nice aroma of sweet caramel and toffee, some grassy hop and light fruit. Similar flavours, with caramel coming over more on the finish. It does lack a bit of body for 5.5%, but tasted really nice, all the same [27092012]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 29 Sep 2012) Dark amber colour with lasting, beige head. Malty, slightly fruity nose with notes of treacle-toffee, citrus and ryvita. Malty, slightly fruity taste with caramel, citrus and toffee. Mild bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Quite drinkable, but lacking something extra.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
Draught at SBWF. Hazy amber, small head. Restrained caramel and hay aroma. Mid sweet with clean mouthfeel and medium body. Slight salty bitterness. Somewhat edgy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
SBWF 2012. Somewhat hazy amber/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Malty aroma, fruity notes, caramel, some citrus. Fruity flavor, hay, bready, grass, some caramel. A bit thin, with a fruity metallic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6243) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
Sampled at SBWF12 Slightly hazy amber with a tan, bubbly head. Some sweet toffee in the aroma and flavour. Pretty light body and a bit bland.

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