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Brewed by Tin Whistle Brewing Company
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Penticton, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Liquor Plus (Douglas). I’m proud to say that I got Liquor Plus to bring this ESB in to Victoria. I tried it a few years back at the brewery and was very impressed, it could be one of the best bitters (when fresh) in the province. Pours a large, frothy white head atop a amber body. Good carbonation. Nose is biting with bitter hops and the flavour is well balanced between the hops and malt with bitterness through the finish. A real gem that should be sought after.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1290) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
This is a good North American style ESB. I use the geographical adjective because honestly I’ve yet to have a North American ESB anything similar to an English ESB, the hops take a much larger role here and instead of a berry finish you get a hollow hop pound here, but I like both styles, and this is a good version of what you get here. ie Caramelized citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle from Central City Liquor Store, Surrey
Hazy golden color, small head. Aroma of malt, caramel and some vegetables. Caramel flavor, mild, with a hint of cabbage and vegetables again, luckily quite low; correct bitterness.
Not bad, but with minor flaws.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
Single bottle purchased from the Tin Whistle Brewery in Pentiction, BC on 07/01/2012. Colour: Medium brown with white creamy head. Nose: Dominant toffee malt and cinnamon spiced hops, in fact smells like a hot fresh cinnamon bun. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour. German Backerei fresh roll, burnt-bitter hops mid, toast and jam late. Borderline too sweet for what it is, but still quite drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RumRunner101 (766) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
Sweet, malty, bready aroma with a touch of fruit. Initially the flavors replicate the nose, and then some bitterness emerges. Lots of malt present - caramel and bread - and I find those flavors take over. Especially in the finish. Poor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
650ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head that has decent retention and leaves some thin spotty lacing. Aroma is cereal grains with some floral and citrus notes. Taste is light malty sweet with a bold citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body and pleasing carbonation for a nice tingle on the palate. Very well done English style bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
This poured a cloudy but well-carbonated coppery orange colour, with a smallish, foamy white head. Not much nose with this one, maybe a little hop but it was hard to detect. Taste was pretty good, lots of hopped bitterness, one of the best ESB’s I’ve had in some time. Mouthfeel was not spectacular but I’d drink this again anytime.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1201) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
This is my first crack at the Tin Whistle brand and it was ok. The brew poured a browny yellow very little head in my glass but lots in Beerchronics, I got hosed I guess but its his beer so I won’t complain. The sent was hard to detect but what could be detected was of freshly cut wet wood and lemon. The taste was very bitter but since I was drinking a bitter go figure. I noticed a lemony malt at the back of my tung taking some edge away from the bitterness. As the beer warmed it got more mellow and less intense, went down smooth. Five minuets after finishing the brew my lips still taste bitter, oh well on to the next one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2069) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2009
***review from April 19, 2006***
Nice dark apricot colour and big Viagra induced head with really nice sticky lace...er...lacing. Something Twilight Zone like happened in my glass when the beer started cascading and oscillating dark diamonds which moved upwards to the top of the glass - freaking amazing - had to be the glass and lighting set up or an acid flashback - go with the latter. Crisp hoppy aroma with a bit of sweetness noted. Sweet lemon (background) and light malts complimented the excellent tasty bitter hops very well - not at all watery. Killer mouth feel. Nice and bitter! Excellent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2589) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2006
650ml brown bottle. Light orange tone, small but stable white head. Aroma is faintly malty, slight floral notes with a hint of butterscotch. Flavour is quite malty, toasted malts, slight caramel notes. Citrus-y (light grapefruit) hop presence in the finish. Medium body with light carbonation.


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