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RATINGS: 345   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcalbi (378) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Brownish to auburn in color with a thin but ever present tan head. Nice malt profile with flavors of chocolate and dates(?). However the bitterness is the star of this show from start to finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2002
The beer pours a deep cloudy orange, the head is beige, the lace is adequate. Nose is malt, slightly citrus, and a bit sweet. The front begins malt sweet, the top is light, the finish is mildly acidic, nicely hopped and a very drinkable beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2002
A little hoppier than I expected. Flavor OK. If you’re a hophead, its probably worth trying.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2002
Bronxe color, creamy head. High alcohol content is hidden by the hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1024) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2002
Reminded me a lot of a good pale ale, or even IPA. Tasty and bitter, with a nice finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2002
Dark amber w/a finger of foam; Aromatic elements: currants, nutmeg, flowers, caramel apples, hops - northdowns maybe?); similar palate, great yeast notes; complex, flavourful, lovely stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - DEC 16, 2001
a good bitter. rather british in style with strong bittering hpos and plesant balancing malts. should be great if cask-conditioned.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
titan99 (24) - USA - AUG 15, 2001
I really thought I would like this beer more. The amber color suggested much more flavor than was present. No real taste here, just a little bitterness. My wife liked it so this almost always means it is not that good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 7, 2001
Great dark amber aroma. Nice lacey foam around the rim of the glass after the head dissapates. Very nice earthy, malty aroma. Unfortunately the flavor is very lacking, too bitter and sharp on the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uriah heep99 (3) - Chalfont, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2001 does not count
Best of the 4 Yards I sampled


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