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Vintage 50 ESB

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Vintage 50 ESB
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English style ale noted for being of extra strength and hop character as opposed to the regular Bitter or Mild as found in British taverns and pubs. Our version is made with English Pale Crystal malts and is lightly hopped with English Challenger and Progress hops. Color would be light copper in appearance.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2007
I like ESBs.. no problem. and Bill is a good brewer... I just wasnít wowed by the beer. It was good, pleasant, and had above average malt flavor. Actually, it was hopped more than I would care for, but it would be the beer Iíd pick if I was to stick there for an evening.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Lightly hazy standard ESB. A bit of the more bitter side but that is exactly what I would expect. Pleasant and enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11210) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
on hand pump-pours an off white head that laces and hazy copper color. Aroma is medium malt, earthy/funky. Taste is medium malt, earthy/funky, some caramel/toffee and single malt whisky notes, English hops bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2007
5oz glass at the brewery. Clear rusty colored body with a white head. Corse, bready, toasty scent, but surprisingly it doesnít taste like bread at all... itís corase for sure, grainy and sharp, but it reminds me more of a brown ale with some moderately corase grains and some slightly aggressive hops. A strange beer, Iím afraid I donít get the ESB in this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Lost and then re-found notes from Jan/Feb of 2007. Copper, clear with a nice fine particled draft head. The aroma is lightly dusty sweet caramel. The flavor is just what you would expect with an aroma like this. Ok stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2007
(cask) Lightly hazed amber body topped with beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, floral, light wood, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, floral, some earthy, perfume. Smooth light-medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Sampled this one on draught at the brewpub in Leesburg, VA. Pours to a slightly hazy, copper color, with a thick, creamy, white head, and a soft to moderate about of carbonation. The nose on this one is very nice, with some good herbal and flowery hop aromas, paired with some good toffee, and sweet malt. The palte is firm, with good sweet malt and toffee flavor, paired with a nice under tone of estery fruit. This beer finishes with more good toffee and carmel malt flavor, with more fruity esters, then ends with a mild herbal hop bite that takes the malty/fruity edge off this beer. A nice pint of ale, and a good session brew. Lots of flavor, yet very drinkable, and very food friendly. This one was a fantastic match with the Vintage burger, cooked medium rare, with blue cheese, bacon, and some hand cut fries.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2007
On tap: An almost Belgian type of flavor to it. Other than that, it was fairly unremarkable and unmemorable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Draft... Murky caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Herbal, earthy nose. The flavor releases subtle notes of grain with light sweetness and a hint of pungency. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. Finishes crisp and fairly clean.


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