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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made with the finest English malts and hops. Maris Otter and crystal malts give this rich mahogany ale mouth watering caramel maltiness.The English Challenger and Kent Golding hops impart herbal flavors and aromas that finish gloriously smooth and mellow.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Sampled at the brewery, then poured two more full beers! Pours a clear reddish gold color, moderate head, some lacing. Nicely balanced malt sweetness and hop bitternessred gold, nicely balanced malt sweetness and hop bitterness. There are toasted grains and caramel flavors and a bit of citrus hop bitterness. Very drinkable!


3.4
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2017
Sampler at brewery. Golden with thin head and decent lacing. Smells like bread with a faint pepperiness. Flavor follows.

2.9
hershiser2 (3694) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Draft taproom. Pours deep golden. Aroma is slight sour citrus mash. Flavor is overripe fruit, bread, citrus, paper. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Braudog (6852) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Draft at the brewery, served in a plastic cup. Sweeter than hoppy, but quite enjoyable. I had a pretty hard time distinguishing between the Glorious Dead ESB and Hoppacolypse ... the Dead is perhaps a shade redder than the oranger DIPA, but the flavor and characteristics are pretty subtle. (#6224/5, 7/13/2016)

2.9
jackl (8447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Keg @ WoB, C’ville. Sort of hazy amber color with a creamy head. Points off for appearance. Nose is very sweet. Caramel apple and toffee. Taste is pretty strongly hopped for what it’s supposed to be. Tree sap and leafy green bitterness. Caramel malt. Pain au chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation. Meh.

3.3
Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Serving: Draft at MacDowell Brew Kitchen. Brown pour. Nutty, malty nose. Slight pine resin bitterness in this ESB with a well-balanced malt sweetness. Slight toasted nut and caramel note flavors as well. Medium bodied. Decent.

3.7
HellesBunny666 (244) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Sweet fruit aromas, honey. Light body. Bitter, a little metallic. Caramelized flavor. Easy to drink.

3.3
Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
10/5/2013. Sampled at VA Hop Fest. pours amber color with a white head. Malty aromas with caramel. Caramel flavors with medium carbonation. Light hops. Good without being interesting.

3
jtclockwork (17343) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft at GABF. Pours clear copper with white head. Nose and taste of light hops, malt, grass and touch of toffee. Medium body.

3.5
RABinCO (1707) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Draft @ brewery. Pours a deep copper. Slight cream head. Nice sweet malt aroma, a bit metallic. Taste is sweet, roast, caramel, grass, nice big bitter bite.

3.1
obguthr (6729) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Copper nose, with a little honey. Clear copper, medium yellow head, minimal lacing. Less metallic on the palate, dark honey and dried leaves are detected. A tad fizzy, especially for the style.


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