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RATINGS: 972   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy dark copper with a thick off white head. Malty nose. Caramel notes with some hop bitterness. Nice beer.


4
vastervikman (41) - 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.

3.1
vipinvelp (4430) - 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)

3.5
Scipio (1084) - 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.

3.4
mezr (136) - 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.

3.5
orbit (80) - 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.

2.9
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.

4
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.

3.2
bigtaster (979) - 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.

4.1
kaserov (753) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 10, 2017
Color ámbar, translúcido, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarillento de tres dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación media tirando a alta (más sutil en boca). Textura acuosa. Aroma a malta caramelizada, malta tostada, frutos secos, con toque floral. Sabor dulce, donde la malta tostada, el caramelo, los frutos secos y el lúpulo se dan la mano como si nada hubiera pasado. Marcado carácter floral de nuevo, al igual que en aroma, así como cierto recuerdo o reminiscencia a pan tanto en nariz como en boca. El final podría calificarlo como de mínimo amargor pero ni eso diré, más bien dulce (sin ser empalagoso, nadie vaya a pensar mal). En boca, entre trago y trago, quedan caramelo y frutos secos. Una maravilla.

3.5
Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2017
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 25 Feb 2017) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, treacle-toffee and orange peel. Malty, slightly fruity taste with caramel, toffee, orange peel, dried apricots and a balanced bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well balanced. Nice one.


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