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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Our ESB starts with a lightly fruity, mildly sweet aroma. This comes from the unique English yeast chosen for fermentation and from the UK Goldings hops used in conditioning (dry hops). The bitterness of the hops greets the palate first, but the taste carries on to well-rounded carmel/toffee/biscuit maltiness. Imported malts as well as hops were chosen for brewing, and the blance between them defines this delicious brew. The aftertaste lingers, continuing the interplay of sweet-fruity-bitter...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4829) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Draught pint at the brewpub, September 23rd. Lasting creamy head tops the light amber body - paler than most ESBs I’ve had...nose of toasty malts, light grassiness and, interestingly, blueberries - I kept nosing it for several minutes and yep, them blueberries never went away completely...woody, twiggy character dominates the body, like licking bark and with almost no corresponding sweetness - where’s the malt?...it does improve a bit over time - of course it was served a bit too cold - but 10 minutes really only opens up the nose and the body stays too stolidly dry and harsh...also just a bit on the thin side; average carbonation. Looked and smelled nice, but ultimately...ehhh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On tap at Vintage. Poured clear light-medium golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up fresh lemon zest and floral hoppage over honey and pale malts.. a little bit of green apple on the back.. not as good when it warmed up. The flavor found semi-sweet pale, bread, and honeyed malts at the core.. dry floral and earthy bitterness surrounded.. a touch of vegetal character on the back-end. Medium-bodied at most on the palate, and on the dry side.. OK feel and flow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at the brewpub. Clear orange pour with minimal white head. Nose of earthy/grassy hop. Smooth but lighter palate. Earthy hop flavor, grassy, some caramel. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2011
10/22/11. On tap at the brewpub. Clear dark golden pour with a small khaki head. Fruity, bready aroma with a touch of bitter hops. Bolder malt flavor with a big, grassy hop kick. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2011
Draft at Vintage. Pours a deep reddish copper with a sticky head. Nose is soft English hops and caramel malt. Slight vegetal note as well. On taste, the vegetal notes distract from the pleasing balanced malt bill. Some toffee and fresh Goldings build a solid profile, but the vegetal notes are just too distracting. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Draft. Unfiltered orange. Thin, oily head. Mellow, malty non-aroma. This one is pretty sub-par, some buttery tones, with some fruity English yeast flavors as well. Drinkable, but fails to capture the essence of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 Clear gold with thin head. Light sweet malt aroma, my nose is stuffy though. Moderate malt flavor with good hop flavor, resin . Medium body, moderate bitterness. I’m not a ESB fan, so discount my rating. This is drinkable though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
Draf.t Amber/golden pour. This is a very brewpubby beer, the diacetly is mildly creeping through and it jsut tastes of house yeast.

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