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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
With its rich malty taste, deliciously full body and clean crisp finish, Weyerbacher ESB is truly a delectable libation. Boasting a fragrant hop aroma and glowing with a reddish-amber color, our ESB is arousing yet well balanced. It's the perfect companion for good friends, good food, or just about any occasion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2005
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, flowers and a little nutty. Tastes of flowers, caramel (lighter than the aroma), nuts and light toffee. The light bitter finish balances out the sweet start.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 Courtesy of Firemoose15 <P> Grain-like and musty aroma with a hint of peanuts and double mint bubble gum. Tea colored with a thin, but firm white head. Sweet grape juice and malt flavors in the fore. A tad hoppy for the style, but still has all the requisite ESB flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
Pretty standard ESB from the US. Maybe just a touch too syrupy. OK once in a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Pours a clear bright copper with a thin-lacing, puffy off-white head. Grainy, sweet crystal malty aroma has a touch of English hoppiness and some mustiness. Body starts with a semi-sweet, dry, grainy maltiness, a thick palate and a bittersweet hoppy finish. A decent, fairly authentic ESB. Thanks to IMtheOptimator for the bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 15, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) This ESB is distinctly not in the American style, but is much more British to me. Itís not boldly flavorful, itís not bready, itís not packed with roasty malts, and itís not strongly bitter. Instead, Iím getting a pretty obvious nuttiness, a slight toastiness, and a gentle hop bitterness from start to finish, along with an unexpected, but greatly appreciated smokiness dominating the finish. Nutty, lightly grainy, and slightly smoky nose. Light-medium in body, gently carbonated, and pretty oily mouthfeel, so itís smooth and pleasant on the palate. Straight amber color and nearly fully clear in appearance. Small and short-lived off-white head settles to a tiny ring, leaving only a few spots of lace on the glass. Not at all what I expected from another American ESB, but this one is a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Poured an effervescent honey amber with a tall off-white head. Aroma of caramel and a touch of grassy hops. Taste is sweet caramel, small touch of hops, touch of toffee. Thin flavor that evaporates in the mouth. A little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2005
07.20.05 12oz bottle thanks to Weyerbacher dude at BCTC. Deep copper pour, clear, medium off white head fades quickly to a ring and laces. Earthy aromas, bread crust, dead old dry flower bouquet. Dry brew with some caramel, some oxidation, a bit floral and peppery, mild peat. Solid session stuff, but this bottle, a short pour, may be slightly off. Itís still plain to see past the oxidation that this is a good brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nejhleader (1460) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
eh it wasnít too bad. not an incredibly great esb, but it was a okay beer. pretty average all around, maybe i got an old bottle. Iíll have to rerate if I get another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2298) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2005
I am a big ESB fan, but I was not thrilled with this one, though I have also been a Weyerbacher fan as well. This is too hoppy and makes me think much more of an IPA than as ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2005
12 oz bottle obtained in a trade with Firemoose15.. Thanks Mel! Pours amber and pretty clear with a nice frothy white head that laces the glass. Aroma is of sharp hops and caramel malts. Flavor is quite malty and sweet, notes of caramel and nuts but finishes with a nice sharp bitter hop finish. On the palate this is quite crisp and clean and has a nice bitter bite and even sourness to it on the finish. This is a pretty good ESB.

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