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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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6669) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2006
Slightly hazy orange amber, biscuity sweet aroma, slightly fruity. Mostly malty palate, with a medium bitter finish. I liked it and thought it was a decent attempt at the style.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2006
It always makes me feel badly when friends try so hard to find beer I haven’t sampled and then the beer turns out to be bad. This was one. This cloudy copper brew with its thick white head had some nice notes of malt and hops in the nose but was mainly marred by a note of sour, astringency that carried over to the taste. Acidic and unpleasant.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
650 ml bomber. Nice amber colour under a thick tight white head. Aroma is quite fruity and malty. Dark plum and black cherry fruits mix with sweet toasted malts and a whiff of alcohol. Flavour shows a bit of toffee, brown sugar, and maybe a touch of diacetyl in the mouth. Not really all that hoppy or bitter, but still drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
Light bronze with a slight haze. Bready, crackerlike aroma. The flavour is quite toasty malt character with woody, cheesy (ossau-iraty) notes. Not really an ESB due to lack of hops but a pretty tasty beer, like an English strong with a minerally finish. (Also, should be noted this is quite a bit different from the last time we saw this one in bottles, back in the late ’90s)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
Amber with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma is floral hops but no real malts. Flavour is hoppy with some hops and grain. Bitterness as it ends. A respectable ESB.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2005
Another spoilt beauty. Hazy golden ale with a thick white head. Sour diacetyl aroma. In mouth, the light lactic acid with the butterscotch makes this unpleasant, lemony. Light hops notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2005
22oz bottle from a trade with presario - Thanks Trevor! - Pours amber with a short white head that fades quick but laces. Aroma is of light malts and some floral hops. Flavor is grainy, a bit of bread and some brief hops on the finish. Palate is medium bodied and quite drinkable. Nothing great about this beer but it is drinkable and a little better than average.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2005
fruity malt aroma, maybe some candy aromas as well. Pours a nice copper brown, nice tannish head that sticks around. Mid-range body. Hoppy, satisfying finish. Hoppier than most Canadian IPAs. A satisfying session-type ale and quite drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1587) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2005
Purchased a 650ml bomber from Willow park. The pour revealed a amber-orange ale with a great sticky, long lasting cap. Floral-fruity aroma; sweet malts and a twang of citrus in the nose. Medium bodied, mellow...huge malts and lovely citrus-pine hops...moderately mild bitterness in the finish...a very malty and nicely hopped ESB....very drinkable...one of the best domestics of the variety I have tasted.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2005
650ml bottle. Amber to copper colour. Long lasting carved head. Not much for an aroma, light malt. Strong malt body with hops that build through the glass, getting stronger with each drink. Enjoyable.


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