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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Generous malt body thanks to the use of the classic Scottish base malt, Golden Promise. This supports big flavours of guava, mango and citrus to deliver a juicy hop-malt balance that is deceptively easy to drink. A Pacific Northwest jam on a UK classic.

Malts: Golden Promise, Crystal, Cara120
Hops: Amarillo, Columbus, Mosaic

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3.1
DeanF (5850) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2019 Good foam on a copper body, smells of hops mostly with very vague bready malt hints in the right setting. Flavour is plenty of chewy malt with soft hop notes. Finish is very nice, good oiliness mixed with malt sweetness. Very fine, kind of strong for an ESB but they manage to pull it off well.

4
Navers (449) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2019 Pours clear ruby brown with very nice big & thick head. Aroma is malty, rye-like, marmalade, processed fruits, dried berries, pleasant but quite weak. Rich maltiness dominates the flavor. Bitterness is herbal and zesty. Guava, melon, tropical fruit pulp hints are revealed when beer gets slightly warmer. Sweet, herbal and fruity aftertaste.

3.7
solidfunk (12783) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2018 I was skeptical an ESB could be rated so highly but this beer definitely exceeds the common ESB. Pours dark amber with good fluff of head. Potpourri and some citrus. Light bitter end. Bomber.

3.8
jamestulloch (5645) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2018 Can from The Beerhive. Clear amber body with a thin off-white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of caramel, weak coffee and fig. Flavour of wood and peppery rye. Medium body with a slick texture. Soft fizz. A classy beer. It’s nice to have a hoppy beer that’s not an IPA or a DIPA.

3.8
cards04 (3099) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 8, 2018
One of the more flavorful esbs I've had. Orange with creamy white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, marmalade, sweet grains. Tastes like it smells. Smooth and rich mouth feel. Excellent.

3.6
northropfrye (4115) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 28, 2018
Orange body white foamy head. Lovely citrus and Breadt malts. Hoppy. Dry bitter finish. Nice esb

3.9
CraftBeerNick (4652) - Wokingham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2018
Tap at Beer Bistro, 9th July 18. Pours golden, fluffy head. Aroma is caramel, hops. Taste is excellent, hoppy, cararmel, smooth, yeast. Lovely

3.8
JoeMcPhee (10936) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2018
Beautiful copper colour under a thick creamy off-white head. The aroma is great. Sort of a soft fruity aroma, a bit of zestiness and a bit of quince citrus. Really solid malt base but isn’t sweet. Just a rich, earthy/crusty malt base. A little bit of flinty bitterness. Really tasty. The commercial description is way off base though.

3.6
thejackpacker (1598) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2018
Bottle from my best buddy in Vancouver. Aroma is barely noticeable. Glorious ale colour. Taste is well hoppy. I can't help but feel I'm drinking an APA. It is an aggressively hopped bitter and sure it's very nice but is it what I want in an ESB I dunno...

3.6
GRM (5109) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2018
Brown bottle, 650 ml, trade with Dustin Sepkowski (thank you!), savoured on May 26 2017; eye: caramel with a golden hue, hazy, no effervescence, ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: hops, orange, malt, slight Cointreau, tangerine; mouth: hops, orange malt, slight Cointreau, tangerine, caramel, alcohol, finale in malt-fruity with light presence of acridness, medium body, good carbonation, lightly bitter slightly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: quite likable

FRANÇAIS
Bouteille brune, 650 ml, échange avec Dustin Sepkowski (thank you!), savourée le 26 mai 2017; œil : caramel avec une teinte dorée, trouble, pas d’effervescence, anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : houblon, orange, malt, très léger Cointreau, tangerine; bouche : houblon, orange, malt, très léger Cointreau, tangerine, caramel, alcool, finale en malt-fruité avec légère présence d’âcreté, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien aimé


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