Brewed by 4 Pines Brewing Company
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Sydney, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A full flavoured, amber coloured English ale. Rich toffee and raisin sweetness from the malt, balanced with a firm bitterness and a fresh, herbal hop aroma.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2016
Oversweet stab at an ESB. Bright amber, full head. Rummy aroma - brown sugars, raisins, dates. Generally sweet on the nose, with minimal hop presence. Medium bodied. Too sweet to be quenching. Has some of that nice English nuttiness and a herbal tint to the finish. 45 ibus sounded promising but theyre drowned in sugar. Not a favourite style but even allowing for that, this fell short. (500ml bottle, which right now feels like 450ml too much.....)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (2010) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2016
Keg - 4 Pines, Manly. Poured a deep copper brown with a small and fading off-White head. Mid-fruits, biscuity, bready malts, nutty characters and yeasty complexities across nose and palate. Mid-weight, medium carbonation finishing with a moderate length and intensity malt-centric, roasty bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joe_O (2) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
A great example of true ESB, with a neat cut in the back palate to modernize it. Great for Aussies, Americans, kiwis etc. drinking English styles, and a great example of English brewing in Australia

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (16012) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
On tap at 4 Pines, pours a hazy amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out bready malt and a little English hops. Flavour brings out caramel malts and English hops in good balance. Sweet and not really like an ESB. Its okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidAust (240) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2016
500ml bottle into nonic glass. Aroma of toffee, raisins and dark red fruits. Dark amber, clear with limited carbonation and a cream coloured head. Sweetish, but with a metallic finish - otherwise would have rated higher - but not much more at the palate was thinner than others I have had. Good overall - but have other brands I would turn to first for an ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theodopilos (68) - - DEC 28, 2015
On tap at the 4 pines brewery Manly, lovely amber colour, fruity aromas and flavours, this is in my opinion the best Aussie made esb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (1046) - SINGAPORE - DEC 11, 2015
5.4%ABV. ESB Tapped out a very respectable amber brown. 16SRM. The mouthfeel was immediately soapy and thick balanced with just enough carbonation so as not to be noticeable, but where you understood that were it not there, the whole brew would just be unpalatable. Flavors in the palate included deep roasty flavors like toast and roasting chestnuts, toffee, caramel, black bread. The medium-long finish starts with the bitter in the middle of the palate and then slides into the finish with pine, grass, Brussel sprouts, raw bean sprouts and some really complex umami elements of konbu and dashi. Quite craftily done! Goes on Favorites List!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1414) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 16, 2015
Keg pour at 4 Pines brewery tap, Manly. Copper-brown with a medium-sized creamy white head that lasts. Big malty sweet aromas and flavours (biscuit caramel, stewed dark fruits, some nuttiness) balanced by pleasant earthy hop notes that provide a decent bitterness to the end of the palate. Somewhat sticky texture with a medium body and light-medium carbonation. A good example of the style which has rarely been tried by Aussie brewers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malrider69 (146) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
Pours a copper/dark amber colour with an excellent thick, creamy, white coloured head. There is the aroma of malt with a mild to moderate bitter after taste that is medium lasting on the palate. Another quality beer from 4 Pines.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (4438) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2015
I love the finish on this one, nice lingering, sticky bitterness. Medium weight and slick, malt, honey in the aroma, taste brings the hops in. Well rounded

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