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RATINGS: 965   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 we’re proud to call our flagship beer.

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3.6
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Draft at Alesmith, early Dec 05. Ambery red. Toasty malt aroma, rich but not overpowering. Toasty malt flavors, with some moderate earthy-seeming hop notes. Mild hop bitterness to finish. Smooth, but not watery - which usually turns me off of other ESBs. Well done for an ESB, but not my style.

3.9
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2006
65 cl bottle. Amber colour with a little weak head. Great aroma of hops, caramel, toffee and some sweetness. Very tasty flavour of caramel, hops and a little bitter aftertaste, very smooth and nice.

3.4
Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Beautiful dark amber with a small, off-white head. Fat, flowery and slightly perfumy aroma hops in the nose. Body is dominated by sweetish caramel and toffee. Quite light and very drinkable with a faint, dry, bitter whiff from the aroma hops. Doesn’t at all remind me of a British-style ESB, more like a watered-down American Barleywine. And that’s not a bad thing.... 160106

3.8
twcguy (32) - USA - JAN 14, 2006
My first Alesmith offering. Citrus smell and taste but the bitterness is well balanced by a sweet malt flavor.

3.8
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2006
22oz bottle thanks to Fly. Reddish copper color, floral hop nose, very smooth going down with a juicy citrus hop taste that is not over the top, which is not what I had expected. Floral bitter finish.

4.6
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Bright copper color, sparkling clarity, and good foam retention just like it says. White lacy head subdued malt aroma. What you taste it it has a big malt for and ESB. Much more full malty than a usual ESB. I liked it may be more than a typical ESB Good use of bitter hops. An excellente brewski

3.5
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Clear, dark copper color with smallish fluffy off white head. Aroma has caramel, cherry, hints of vanilla, with a subtle, dry oakyness, not much detectable hop aroma. Flavor is malty, carmelly, mildly oxidized tasting, touch of hop flavor, with a firm but balanced bitterness. A bit too carbonated for the style.

3.8
CMUBEERMAN (457) - - JAN 8, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2006 This is definitely the best ESB I’ve ever had. It is so smooth and easy to drink. The flavor is very subtle and very good.

3.4
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2006
On tap as the "hpuse" ESB at the Liar’s Club in SAn Diego. A fine ESB, but I preferred their Red ale brewed for the bar.

3.5
Zeswaft (1775) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2006
I’ve never really had an ESB before and I’ll assume that this is a one of the best of the style. However, I’m not that impressed. It’s all well blended together but it has a stale bitterness that takes me nowhere.


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