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Town Hall Broken Paddle ESB
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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A traditional English special bitter, brewed with British yeast, barley, and hops. This smooth treat has a malt character that is rich in nutty caramel sweetness finished by the flavor and aroma of classic East Kent Golding hops. Made extra special smooth by nitrogen carbonation.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Growler. Hazy brown body with a small tan head. Nutty-caramel sweet aroma. Lots of walnutiness in the flavor alongside cherry and tart caramel malt fruitiness. The flavor wraps up with some dry Englishy hops. A nice fruity ESB.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2006
A decent bitter. Strong malty aroma with caramel and wood, lots of crystal malt. Some fruity hop bitterness. Turns out to be solidly unnoticeable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Growler. Deep reddish gold. Soft crackery aroma, malty with touch of wine in the aroma. Attractive malty flavor, soft in the mouth. Background bittering. Rich crystal malt undertones. Good stuff for sure, and emminently sessionable. Now if I only had tried it on cask when I stopped by this weekend...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2005
light yellowish color w/ a small fairly well laced head. Smells a touch of light carmel and those euro yeasts. Tastes lightly of carmel and honey w/ some grass.. nothing special really but solid.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Clear auburn with a thin, creamy off-white head. Chocolate-cocoa nose with some smoke, quite nice. Flavor is woody with caramel and cocoa, hops at the end.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Clear apple juice body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemongrass, light honey. Taste is medium sweet, honey, lemongrass, not much else. Light-medium body, some crispness. Perhaps this deserves a new entry, as the description (and earlier ratings) do not match my experience.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Brown Coloring. No Head. Bitter. Hops. Not A Huge Fan of ESB’s, but is Certainly a Decent Example.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Dark amber color with a mild malt aroma. The taste is very well balanced with hops and malt. A strong wood note permeates the brew. Not a fall-to-your-knees bitter, but a fine one all the same.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Sample at the brewpub. Bright medium copper, massive caramel nose; sweet, lightly oaky front, bit of vanilla in the middle, dryish finish, delicately soft body...some nice cherry-whiskey late. Rather impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2004
This is a solid ESB, in my opinion, rivaling any bottled out there. Good blend of malt and hop, and the crisp hint a fruitiness is appreciated. I hope it goes cask!


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