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RATINGS: 351   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2011
From a 12 ounce bottle; exceptionally fresh. Sweet malt and spicy hop defines the aroma. Poured ruby-red and clear into my dimple mug; lacing persists until the last swallow. Nicely crafted malt/hop balance: toffee in the attack; sweet grass and spice mid-swallow; mildly bitter in the finish with a hint of wood. The hop is floral and fresh and perfectly works in tandem with the malt. This brewer is new to Maryland. I was expecting less (as it is reasonably priced). Pleasantly surprised! Well-crafted.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (338) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2015
slight malt aroma. brown and clear in color with light head. balanced flavor, bold caramels malts, slight roastyness, slight hop finish

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17Beer (115) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Aroma of sour fruit and caramel. Pours golden brown with a thin off-white head. Good lacing. Tastes of leather and nuts. Oily mouthfeel an some fizz. A light lingering almost salty finish. Pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanytide (252) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Poured copper with a medium, foamy head. Grassy aroma. Taste is grass with a little bit of sweetness on the tip of the tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (211) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Aroma caramel, roasty, Appearance amber, red, clear, frothy, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, creamy, average carbonation, Overall I would suggest this beer to a friend

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2015
From a bottle. Dark amber with fluffy 1-inch off-white head. I pounded this beer, which had a nose of malty bubblegum and a mild malty flavor with a whiff of hops. There is not much going on with this beer and at 6% it’s not quite a session beer, which is too bad. But it’s a nice quaffable drink when you’re thirsty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Woods hop aroma with notes of fruity esters and toast. Appearance is a clear amber with a nice off white head with average retention. Flavor has notes of wood and spice from the hops along a moderate amount of fruity esters. Malt flavor consists of notes of toast, dark caramels and a hint of roast. Mouthfeel is medium light with medium carbonation. Overall, it's an ok English style bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matty (262) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep gold color with a slightly off-white head that all but disappears. Aroma is mostly malt with a touch of hop spiciness. Medium body, taste leans to the malt with some hop presence. I get a little roasted malt too. Not crazy about this one but it's not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (5464) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Citrus and a touch of nut in this. Malt has a big profile. Some light sourness. Pours amber with good head and great lacing. Tap at brewpub.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (14303) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle at brother Charlie’s bachelor camp-out - CT, October 2013. Pours red-brown with a creamy topping. Tasty, bready, simple. Touches of sugary malts. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. More basic bready malts on the finish, low bitterness, faint leaves and fruit. Basic but tasty and easy-drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Dark brown almost ruby pour. Half a finger of lacing white! Aroma is caramel, a bit of toffee, and dark fruit. Taste is moderately sweet with a bitterness throughout


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