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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Initially brewed for the 20th anniversary. Available year round from 2007 to 2010.


jde123's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle, a very enjoyable beer! Bottle, poured dark amber, with minimal head. Aroma of sharp grains and malts, flavor of an exquisite nature, something a bit biting and a bit smooth. Bitter. Very nice. AN enjoyable beer that I shall purchase again!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5816) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
UPDATED: APR 6, 2010 Has strange aromas- cereal, sugar, rust, and sour cherry .. great lacing .. light sweetness.. lacks a backbone .. an ok beer .. not an esb but would work to convert a BMC’er .. . . .Be seated! Ah... Many of you are wondering what’s wrong with my pants, well they started running short on materials right before they got to the knees so don’t give me any shit. Ah. I look out there on all you wonderful guys and I say to myself "What I wouldn’t give to be 20 years younger... and a woman"

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2010
I wasnt too impressed by this ESB it didnt have much bite or hoppping and it wasnt smooth and drinkable like an english esb...somewhere in the middle that didnt feel quite right.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6159) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Glad I got to try it when it was around! Actually like this better than the EPA. Nice orange pour, white head. Aroma has notes of pine, lemon, and some biscuit. Bitter lemon peel, pine, round out a nice sweet bread middle, finishing nice and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1173) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2010
A clear orangish-copper pour with medium off-white head that dissipates quick. It has a mildly sweet bread and hay aroma with some grassy hop notes. The taste is lightly bitter with a medium body and a mildly bitter, dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5541) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 12oz bottle thanks to me and mar) Pours clear amber with low bubbly head. Nose of citrus hops, taste of nuts, citrus hops with a creamy and brown ale malt style finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ceegod (25) - USA - JUN 30, 2010
Calling this an ESB is a stretch, as that brings to mind a Fuller’s ESB - a fabulous beer. The Summit has a very nice spicy, lemony aroma, great head and lovely orange color. The body is a bit thin, without much interest, and the finish doesn’t have the complex hops of a good English ESB. But it’s OK, especially if you can get it on sale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2011
This one is one they should bring back! I used to drink this all the time. Pours a amber color with fluffy off white head that slowly faded and showed some lacing. Aroma was malty dirty hops and citrus vegteble. Taste was bitter malty hops with a metallic finish. Palate was medium thin watery and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a mug. Pours a decent layer of an off-white head. Lacing wasn’t very solid here. Color is very appealing. It has a nice,robust amber color. The smell is off a great balance of hops and malts. Nothing to strong on either part. The taste is quite similar, but the floral hops are more present here. Carbonation level is pretty smooth and leaves a nice creamy bitter taste in your mouth. Overall this a solid beer. Definitely glad I picked up a sixer of this. This beer could definitely be used for sessioning as it is only 5.1% abv. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-06-2008 01:47:05

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1078) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Sweet malt aroma, almost reminiscent of raisin bread. Reddish brown in color. Flavor is very malty with some dried fruit mixed in with a touch of vanilla in the aftertaste. Overall its very good... a nice brew for the winter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and earth. Flavor of caramel malt, grass, citrus, and florals with a mildly bitter finish.


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