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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Thunder Trail ESB stays true to our English Brewing Heritage. With a strong backbone of Maris Otter and Crystal malts, this Extra Special Bitter is balanced by earthy, spicy, English hops. Our Ringwood yeast strain imparts a dis-tinctly fruity character that is accented by dry-hopping with a modest amount if Palisade hops. We hope you enjoy this quality session ale — wherever the Trail may take you.

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2.8
jsmerig (1615) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a hazy reddish amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma of grape, earth and musty malt. Taste is lightly sweet up front followed by a tart drying bitterness that quickly overtakes the malt. A little dry for my tastes but certainly engiish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Patrickctenchi (6622) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle: Slightly hazy amber-brown with a huge, light tan head. Caramel/toffee aroma......some apricot? Slight, leafy bitter...creamy, soft fruits...a bit of spice. Very enjoyable.

3.2
czar (9156) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
pours clear and bright golden orange with a nice creamy off-white head, good retention and lacing. orange and spicy earthiness, lots of fruity esters - berries, caramel and butter - nutty sweetness and toasted and sweet sourbread, brown sugar, english yeast, taste translates fruits to sour and almost rotten fruits, some metal. moderately low carboantion, light body - oily yet the finish seems more watery, assertive grassy-herbal-earthy-grapefruity finish. i enjoy my esbs cleaner and lighter sugar-wise. still.. more than decent esb - say an american interpretation..

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BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Had from a bottle in Grand Haven MI. Pours a clear amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is hoppy. Not much malt or caramel at all. Flavor is harsh. Not smooth. Bitter. Was expecting more malt in this. Just drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2014
draft that poured a medium yellow orange to almost light brown color with white head. leaves great lacing on the glass. the upfront aromas of malt and hops are pleasing to the nose. the flavor is very good for an esb. not to strong on the bitter spot but just right. easy drinking and flavorful to the last.

3.2
knights97 (109) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Nice and easy summer beer. Simple with a light body with a hint of earthly smell to it. Went down easy

3.6
Finhead (1770) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Hazy reddish-brown pour with a white head. The aroma is balanced with malty notes and herbal hops. It has a light, crisp body with lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with a mild finish.

3.2
b3shine (8924) - Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Draft to taster at Arcadia in Kalamazoo. Looks good for the style; a transparent pale copper with foamy eggshell head. Smells mildly sweet and hoppy with a touch of grain. Tastes like it smells with mild fruity notes from the hops. Average on the palate. Not bad.

1.3
lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
I just really dont like this style accidentally bought it...f man screw this I got 4 left

3.1
AndyW68 (1553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Orange pour with white head. Aroma is musty. Taste is musty citrus and a bit sour. Not bad at all.


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