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RATINGS: 349   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (874) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7 (1669) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redtechnj (247) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (8911) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (952) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Nice dark amber color when poured out of the bottle, nice white/beige head. Aroma: caramel, malts (toasted), and some floral notes, quite bitter nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1325) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pours a deep but clear reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is of grapes an d roasted grain. Mouthfeel is full and the palate finishes clean. There's a slight yeasty taste that lingers but other than that its well balanced. I could buy a case of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3511) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Dark amber body, moderate sized off-white head, spotty lacing. Toffee, caramel, some nutty notes, hints of resinous hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, clean, semi-sweet finish, light bitterness.

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