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RATINGS: 958   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Merin (18) - Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Aroma was of caramel, resin pine, slight hops. Appearance was a deep copper color. Was expecting the head to be gigantic, going by the alesmith IPA. But was suprised by it being very tiny. The taste was interesting. But kind of dissapointing, in a way. I was expecting something Extra Special Bitter. But was not really bitter at all. Had a slight alcohol presence. Not very fond of that, But an exellent beer, just was expecting something else. Overall great. Definitly will be trying alesmiths other brews.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6795) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
22oz bottle on 4th Feb 2017 in my daughters new place in Laguna Niguel. Really enjoyed this beer, good amber colour, full, lasting head. Malty front, center and finish, caramel sweetness tempered (just) by a slightly bitter hop presence.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (13187) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is english yeast and toasted malt. Medium body, toast, caramel, light dry finish, good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nero55 (920) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle. Amber brown with very thin head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts and a hint of sweetness. Medium body, moderate sweetness, toasted malt sweetness, with a slight bitter hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ANZUShophunter (384) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2016
From bottle in English pint glass. Pours rusty bronze and clear with billowing, lively head. Mild malt aroma that transformed nicely upon warming as did the taste with some caramel sweetness in the finish without much bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Korcz (2315) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (2151) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Little aroma. Too little malt sweetness and too much hop bitterness. Medium Amber color with average head.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karelbeersindral (83) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2016
Starts with a caramel and sweet notes, followed by a nice bitter aroma, very well balanced and easy going beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ignorant (113) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
coppery red slightly turbid medium intensity. Regular crown middle bubble and sand color with good permanence leaving as cobweb lace. Aromas of medium intensity roasted malt, caramel and herbal hops. The palate is light-bodied with little input carbonation bitter and sweet to creamy caramel, sweet and fruity rebound step. slightly metallic and fruity, dry hoppy little lasting background. Little complexity, perfect execution style.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (453) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Tough one to call... love the style, but this bucks tradition. Pours a clear amber-brown of the style. Aroma is unexpected with caramel bread being slightly overwhelmed by a hoppy funk. Flavor is similar though much better. Again some unwanted hop bitter mingling with an otherwise-delicious sweet malt. Finish is fairly dry and clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (3020) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Sampler at AEON Liquor. Huge caramel, malt-forward nose with bread, raisin toasted nuts. Very malt-forward with some toasted bitterness. Not too sweet, with dry finish. Nice enough for a style Im not crazy about.


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