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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A cutting edge English Style Bitter with a mellow hop finish. Experience this medium bodied ale with it's complex combination of six malts balanced by four hop varieties.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
novice101 (196) - - SEP 20, 2013
Not my style of beer at all, pours a darker orange color with a nice head and all of the flavor is just bitterness, the beer is just bitter. that is all

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2011
I had this as I began my esb drinking. Good bitter hop flavor. Overall. I wish it weren’t retired.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chandler0201 (638) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Amber pour with medium white head. Aroma of malts and hint of hops, same for the flavor which was a bit watery for an ESB.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianprentiss (670) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Too bad they retired this one. This was one of the only micro’s we could get on draft in Birmingham in the early 2000’s and this beer was my intro to craft brew. I’m very grateful and have fond memories.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2007
This was a tasty Malty ESB. Nothing lept out at you. Was a shame to see it go.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 09/09/2000
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Cumming

Appearance: clear amber, frothy white head,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with citrus hops,
Flavor: sweet carmel malt flavor with long lingering lip smacking hop bitterness,
Overall: a good move to rename it to an esb

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Score: **4
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2007
The CAT made me miss this beer. Brown and some red highlights. Was a great session beer. Sigh.....memories.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4032) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2006
I hate to see that a local brewery discos a decient style of theirs. The first time I had this beer it was Sweetwater Ale. Then they changed it to ESB. IT was amber in color. very nice maltiness, good hop finish. Too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Glad I got to have this before leaving the ATL. Thanks Kp! This drinks like an English style ESB. Nothing screamed out insanity about this beer, but it had some good solid hoppy, bitter flavors, along with some complimentary malts. There was a hint of citrus flavor, but nothing overpowering or crazy, just a hint so you know it’s there. SOme good biscuit-y malts too to top this one off. Nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2006
much thanks to kp for breaking this old school brew out of his celler fridge. this was a very easy to drink moderately flavored brew. i got a decent amount of malts in the body witha citrus accent. decent brew, but damn glad i had it.


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