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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Anvil ESB is our interpretation of a traditional British-style pub ale. Deep amber in color, a toasty character from British malts and a touch of kettle caramelization blend seamlessly with a mild English hop profile. Its delicate balance of flavors will keep you coming back pint after pint, making it a complex creation were proud to call our flagship beer.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2728) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Pours a dark amber color with a foamy white head. Notes of dark fruits, caramel, toasted bread, and fresh air. Really nice, well balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (947) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 24, 2016
On tap at Alesmith brewpub. Ruby red. Slightly fruity malty aroma. Sweet British style esb in the vein of Fullers. Long lasting flavor of dry, malty, nutty goodness. A good pub style brew. Really nice on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a nice hazy golden orange color. Aromas of nice citrus/grapefruit hops. Flavor starts malty and the hops kick in, nice crisp bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1718) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle from Erzbierschof Zurich. A typical medium-ABV Alesmith: Nutty, pines, some caramel, rather malt-dominated, and incredibly drinkable! Doesnt go in any particular style direction as other beers, hardly recognizable as an ESB. Not overly complex, but otherwise this beer does many things right: Texture, carbonation, balance, palate...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (3002) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2016
UPDATED: APR 11, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Poured a hazy dark ruby with off-white foam that left nice splashes of lace. Medium-dark caramel bready flavors. Dark citrus elements as well. Pomegranate. Honey wheat bread. Plums and prunes. Clove studded oranges. Purple passionfruit. Black currants. Black cherries. Black pepper. Much more shinny than flat. A dark juicy ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedrens (220) - SPAIN - MAR 31, 2016
UPDATED: APR 3, 2016 En palancas...la bomber. Aroma para mi gusto demasiado caramelo, casi chocolate para el estilo con un fondo de buen lpulo fresco, hierba y frutal. De dulce un pelin subida para mi gusto. Punto mild.An as una birra cojonuda. Bien hecha.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3281) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
O, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dguste le 8/22/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : ambre-orange fonce. Apparence : semi-voile.
Arme : Caramel, houblon herbeux et lgrement fruit (agrumes) et aux notes pices.
Got : Entre de bouche : Lger got fruit (agrumes) et pic (poivre). Une dominante de grains de malt sucrs et de caramel doux est prsente avec une lgre amertume de houblon herbeux, lgrement fruit (zeste dagrumes) et aux notes florales et terreuses.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : lgrement huileuse. Finale : moyenne et aux notes sches, compose dune lgre amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes florales et pices ainsi que quelques notes fruites et maltes.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eljebi (75) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2016
Enorme ejemplar en su especie. Una ESB ambarina, de cuerpo sedoso y carcter tostado. Una rica combinacin de maltas y lpulo britnicos que nos llevan desde notas dulces y tostadas a pan, frutas maduras, dtiles, pasas hasta un final floral ligeramente amargo que hace genial el trato.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1618) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2016
This beer is available at the new Wexford Pub at Whole foods. dark amber color and a fair frothy head with a faint hops fragrance. Body is a little thin but plenty of malts.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hughhaug (13) - West Bromwich, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Clear copper color with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet and bready, with caramel, biscuit, sugar syrup and melon. Taste has honey, bread, dough, caramel, light milk chocolate and dark fruits. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok bold sweet bitter


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