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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Our first ever and most beloved brew, ESA helped establish a following for cask-conditioned beer in the United States back in the ‘90s. East Kent Golding hops give this English style ale a subtle spiciness, which compliments its strong malt backbone. Hints of chocolate and caramel round out this deep chestnut colored ale. Floral, earthy, smooth.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blaffey19 (5) - - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
Not crazy about ESA's on any level, but wanted to try this fairly local beer(I'm in south jersey). Pours pretty dark, very very rich malt aroma, you can pick up toasted barley. The head is fairly rich and a little off white. Consistency was pretty average. Bursts of rich toasty malt at first sip, finished with more barley and a long bitter finale that definitely lingers. If you're into extra special ales, you could certainly do a lot worse than this-but I'll stick to my APA's and IPA's ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ashkern (1) - - APR 28, 2013 does not count
One of the best ales I've had. Smooth and refreshing, and the flavor doesn't leave for wanting. --rated by smash on bb.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reberiii (328) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
Extra specials aren’t really my thing, but this one works for me just fine. Bitter, not too thin, and a mild pleasant almost maple scent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with a medium, off-white head. Malty caramel and bread aroma with some nice floral and grassy hop notes. Caramel and bread malt flavors with a touch of nuttiness and a surprising amount of grassy and floral hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (745) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2013
On hand pump. Foamy off white head, creamy appearing. Smooth, a little too much hops for me - moderately harsh flavors with smooth body. Not bad though, nice sweetness with good lasting flavors and a long retaining aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7 (1663) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Firkin at Real Ale. Pours a clean dark amber with some white head and lacing. Notes of caramel, roasted malt, raisin, some hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
awherm (2) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
My first try at a Yards brew, and I mighty impressed. Nothing earth-shattering, but it’s got a great taste, and the pour looks absolutely gorgeous.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Medium/dark amber color. Malty taste for an ipa. Below avg nonhoppy aroma. Eh. Too malty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redtechnj (205) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Appearance- Clear dark amber with a medium off white head. Aroma- slightly smokey, caramel malt,a touch sweet. Flavor- Dry roasted malts, crisp bright mouth feel, nice tangy bitter finish. Slightly tart.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
A crappy version of a traditional style. Not enough depth of malf, complexity in the mouthfeel, or traditional yeast tones.


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