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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This classic style bitter is full and creamy on the tongue with no 'bite' as the name might suggest. Golden in color and mild in character, it's a 'session' beer that satisfies. Served hand pumped from the beer engine.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Brewed in the USA..... Pours an amber color with a nice thick creamy head. Aroma is not very exciting !!! malts and some mild hops. Taste is much of the same with the addition of bread, The mouthfeel was super clean and finishes smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2009
On Cask at Brewpub. Pours a dark, hazy orange. Aroma is slightly bitter. Taste is very sessionable. Good bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Sampled on cask at brewpub and tasted while taking tour of the operations. The right smoothness coupled with a bitter finish. Hop presence keeps this from being bland, nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2009
On the hand pump at Coopers. I liked this beer alot, had a smoothness they made it real easy to drink. But what’s with the 3.9%??? Lost some points with me on that one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (3128) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2009
On hand pump at Cooper’s. Clear cooper color with a bitter grainy, hops aroma. Creamy. Flavor of grain, hops, and a bitter finish. Mild and tame makes it very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1514) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Draft. A pretty true-to-form ESB. Dry malt aromas, tame hops, and some buttery grains. Soft palate. Clean finish. A little soapy, but appropriately American. Drinkable and not bland. Copper penny in color.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5095) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2009
Draft at the Birreria Paradiso in DC. Orange amber-brown color. Nice head. Mellow carbonation and low alcohol make this one quite smooth and true to style. A creamy amber spice character/flavor. Very enjoyable. Nice fuggles hop aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2009
Bach party, on cask. Love this style. Just another good Victory beer that I wish I could have drank all day. Reasonably good flavor for a bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Mostly hazy amber with a thin head for a cask pour.... mild bready aroma with some malt, no hops... Touch fruity sweet flavor with more mild bready malts... Thin but quite drinkable...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (946) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
On cask at Teresa’s Next Door during Philly Beer Week. Poured a hazy golden color with a big fluffy white head. Hops are fresh on the nose but a little dull, yet still inviting. Flavor has a nice malty base and a nice hoppy flavor without the bitterness. I really liked the palate. Low carbonation, medium bodied, smooth and very easy to drink. Wouldn’t mind having a cask of this on hand during the hot summer months.


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