RATINGS: 964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Pours a medium amber color and an off-white head. It has an aroma of earthy hops and caramel malt. The flavor is mild, with balanced malt and hops up front, a crisp middle, and a slightly sweet finish along with a prickly carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jasz (2) - - AUG 21, 2017 does not count
Alesmith considers this their flagship beer but I think their Speedway Stout or their Numbskull beers show off more of what makes this brewery my favorite. Still the esb is a great drinking beer. It’s very balanced and has enough flavor so it can’t be dismissed. It’s drinkability reminds me of a Newcastle Brown or Smithwicks Red Ale. I wish they made the esb in 12oz 6 pack bottles instead of the full size bottles as this would be a daily driver for me.

RabbleRouseRye (18) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2017
Anvil ESB is a fine traditional British pub ale. Nice toasty malt character you would expect from the British malts and kettle caramelization that blend well with a English hop profile. A wonderful balance of flavors that lead to two thumbs up.

vastervikman (54) - Vastervik, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2017
From USA. Best of the best like a bench mark. bread, grass, spruce, earthy, raisin, woody. LAcing stays forever and ever.

vipinvelp (4473) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2017
PINT tasting. Clear light copper, off-white lacing foam head. Light barley aroma, light bitter taste. OK, but not outstanding. (Arnhem 201707)

Scipio (1117) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Pours a cloudy, dark amber with a smaller beige head. The aroma is dominated by toffee, while containing toasted malt, floral elements, nuts, and hints of raisin. This is dry with a bit of bitterness. A light sweetness remains persistent throughout the sip. The toasted impression transfers to the flavor and is joined by a slight earthiness. Potent toffee, along with lesser nuts, bread, and hints of maple. Toffee finish. Light in body, thin in texture, average carbonation. Pretty good overall, and without any negatives to report.

mezr (139) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2017
On tap. Slightly hazy amber with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with some caramel. Nice lacing. Medium body and slightly sweet with a moderate bitter finish.

orbit (104) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2017
Nice beer with loads of foam! Beautiful colour and body, but somewhat bland aroma. Taste is somewhat bland too, with some touches of herb (koriander?). It is easy on the palate and good beer to drink on the terrace, but not a showjumper.

vbaudry (153) - - JUN 9, 2017
Red orange robe. Nose of malt caramel yeast and a bit of potted orange Light and watery body, no bubbles. Palate close to nose, but no finish at all, quite deceived by that, was expecting a bit more on the bitterness side.

nazzty (1376) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2017
Very smooth and balanced ESB with an apparent malty sweetness topped with subtle hopping and a long finish.

bigtaster (991) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2017 From a bomber into a snifter. Clear copper brown color with light brown head. Biscuit, caramel, bread, a bit of grass. Light body, slightly sweet.

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