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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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.


2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSlacker (34) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
Orange, coppery hue. Hoppy nose, subtle malt character in body. Acidic finish indicates high-alpha bittering hops. Beer feels unbalanced, but very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2003
Nice aroma of pine and resiney citrus hops. Very fruity, getting towards grapefruit. The body is quite bitter, resiney and long. The body is kind of one-sided, but the nose combined with a speckled orange appearance make a presentable ale. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1374) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Nice aroma, creamy head and great color. I really enjoyed this brew. I'll definitely be buying it again - in fact, I've enjoyed all of the Yards brews that I've had so far.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Deep copper. Had a huge head in the pitcher, none in my pour. Lots of caramel, a bit fruity, somewhat sugary. Excellent texture, very creamy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
(SCBE2003): Clear amber with big beige head. Aroma is earthy, light sweet, caramel. Taste is light sweet, caramel, before strong earthy bitterness takes over, light floral and light grapefruit. Medium body, slightly chewy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Cloudy copper/amber, dense offwhite head and good lace. Some floaties. Aroma of floral hops, some citrus, esters, and even a wee bit of pine as it warms. Toffeelike malt, nice solid hop flavor much like the aroma, with a nice bitter finish. Very slightly yeasty. Becomes more complex as it warms, props to the Philly Adams Mark hotel bar for not freezing their glasses. Hell, props to them for stocking a local micro, unlike most hotel bars. Quite pleasing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2003
White head , amber , aromatic . Some hoppiness , fresh and drinkable .White head , amber , aromatic . Some hoppiness, fresh and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
copper colour, white head. nice hoppy aroma of pine and grapefruit. full bidied mouthfeel. good citrus hoppiness with a bit of malt and smoke. nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1650) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Reddish amber appearance with a fast fading head, Yeast and malt in the aroma. Nicely balanced hop flavor. Very smooth with a mild bite in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2003
Extra good hops aroma, orange, with a small creamy head. Hoppy bite, followed by a nice touch of malt. Full bodied, and a drying finish. A bold rendition.


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