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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dry and sparkling, it has both hops bitterness as well as rich flavor. Peppery and citric.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Not very bitter for an ESB. Hazy golden body with creamy head. Malty nose with a touch of citrus. Malt again in the taste, mouthfeel slick and oily. Closer to a golden ale....

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrymel (1481) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled: unk Pours golden with a solid quilt of white foam. Smells of grain, corn and hints of lemon zest with a bit of hay. A bit astringent and even sharp initially with some bitterness and acidity. There’s plenty of corn flavors and some nice hay like flavors. Medium bodied with light carb for they style. It’s an interesting beer, not what I was expecting and could use plenty of adjustments from my standpoint - but I also don’t know how old this bottle is... Serving type: bottle 06-17-2012

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacDaddy (11) - - AUG 30, 2013
My favorite every day brew! Crisp, golden color with a mild aroma and just the right amount of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2013
On tap at Portland pod restaurant. Nice golden body with medium head. Nose is of hops, citrus and spices. Taste is also hoppy with some spices and a bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4832) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. This is cloudy golden with a nice off white head. The first thing I smell is pepper but it is light in the flavor. I taste grain and soft yeast. Mild bitterness tells me there some hops to be found. There is a sourness underneath. Mid glass I begin to taste more pepper and it is what could be found in a farmhouse style and it could pass for a saison. This is unique and somewhat intetesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4103) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
355ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a finger of white head that settles to leave a few spots of lacing. Aroma is citrus and grass with some cereal grains. Taste is a bold grassy and citrus hop bitterness with a peppery note and a light underlying malty sweetness. Light to medium body with adequate carbonation. A very flavorful ESB that is highly recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours a slightly cloudy, golden color with minimal head. Smell is slightly sour. The taste is crisp and refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1523) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Almost no aroma to be found, and what you do smell doesn’t offer up any information. Taste is very hoppy. Good, I guess you cool kids would call this a "session" beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3227) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Aroma is crisp, malty and rather strong - typical, but still acceptable. It pours a clear straw yellow with a rather thick and fluffy white head. Malty flavor is crisp with a fruity undertone and a hint of yeast. Texture is thick, smooth and fizzy, darned good. Not a great beer, but worthy of a try.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2011
A little hop spice in the lemony, sugary nose. A good bitterness, a little pepper hoppiness and some grassy dryness. Tasty but unmemorable.


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