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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our titillating version of an ESB! Built for speed and comfort, this baby will slap you silly as soon as you hit the throttle. Dive in with your eyes wide open, you old sailor you!


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (881) - Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours amber with small tan fizz. Smells sweet and malty but not excessively so. Tastes bitter, sweet, and mineraly. Medium-bodied with an earthy texture and decent mouth-carbonation, Sweetwater Motor Boat finishes with a mineral bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Caramel apples in the nose with some with slight resin. Brilliant light amber in color with a nice off-white head. Juicy caramel mixes with noble hops to give some citric twang. Long, balanced finish. A great beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Dark brown pour, off white head...Strong, hoppy aroma with a bit of sweetness...Nicely balanced, bit of malt breadiness with a mild hop finish...No bitterness...Excellent

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (2991) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Aroma is strong and malty with a firm hoppy undertone and a decided hint of molasses. Color is a beautiful, clear, appetizing copper with an off-white and fairly persistent head. Mouth-filling flavor is fairly but not fiercely bitter, and has just a whisper of sweetness as well as a nutty undertone. Texture is exceptionally smooth so it goes down very nicely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2008 Really red. One of the reddest beers Iíve seen. Great color. The small head is cream colored. Very hoppy aroma, full of centennial or cascade type hops. Good malt backbone. Reminds me of their IPA a bit, but with more of a caramel flavor. Good job. Re-rate. Had to add some points. Great beer. Comments above stand, just decided it was worthy of a higher score.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3435) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Draft at Taco Macs Kennesaw location, and a 12 oz. bottle a few days later. Mostly clear, dark copper with a nice two-finger head that leaves nice lace. Earthy orange-resin and caramel nose. Hoppy flavors of tea leaf, orange-grapefruit and resin are almost balanced by some caramel, roasted nut and cocoa. Medium body is smooth and slightly dry with a light hop tingle. Excellent ESB.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Draft at ATL airport tap. Nice dark amber red with a nice sticky top. Pleasant tacky, citrusy appeal, with a big malt backbone. Chewy even. Excellent. (#3659, 8/8/2009)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1231) - Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Definitely the best beer Iíve had from Sweetwater; light citrus and moderate fresh cut lawn mix well with a nice, not overly sweet caramel malt body that is full. Damn drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Received this from my Secret Santa KarrHeel03, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a slightly hazy red orange color with a two finger fluffy beige head that persists forever. Smells of citrus right off, Iím thinking grapefruit, but that aroma disappeared quickly. Some caramel and a bit of spicy, minerally esters waft up towards my nostrils as well. At first smell it was a dead ringer for an American IPA, but as it sat the nose definitely morphed into a more English bitter leaning animal. Taste is malty with caramel and brown bread, minerally with that English hop flair but an almost citrusy hop bite in there as well. Medium to high carbonation, medium body with a watery/syrupy mouthfeel. This is a weird little beer that I really enjoyed. Itís like an Americanized version of an esb that is still true to its English roots.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkSong (277) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a amber color with a large off white head. It has a wonderful burnt caramel and biscuit taste along with a toffee taste. The hop and malt flavors complement each other very well. I really enjoyed this beer.


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