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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A beautifully colored amber ale, Rolands is loyal to the line of Extra Special Bitters from which it takes its pedigree. The effervescent head releases the spicy aroma and flavor of Cascade hops that accompany the the big malty sweetness of Crystal malt and Roasted barley. The result is a complex medium-bodied beer with a champion flavor reminiscent of cinnamon and caramel. This is a stud of a brew perfect for sharing one or two or three or four with old friends.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Draft, sampler: it pours a nice amber color with a tan head. It smells slightly spicy and hoppy, but the taste is a nice well rounded maltiness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3743) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Sampler pours amber with a white head. Aroma of grains, malt and fruit. Taste starts with sweet fruit then malt and spices. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (8399) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Light citric hoppy aroma with light sweet and toasty malts. The flavor is relatively clean and balanced, with light citric hops, light sweet malts, and light toasty notes. Decent.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (6449) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft at the brewpub on Coxe. Pours an earthy brown with moderate lacing. Malty and mildly bready. Theres little bitterness in this at all, a seeming trend in supposed "bitters" lately ... drinks more like a Mild ale. Light bodied. (#4296, 10/5/2011)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1896) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2011
On tap at the biergarden. Amber with white head. Malty hoppy Aroma. Malty grain flavor with hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4826) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Appearance: Near clear, mahogany-hued body with a slim coating of white suds. Smell: An earthy spiciness yields to sweet-scented caramel-coated toast and a low hint of fruitiness. Taste: A mixture tasting of pale, caramel, and altogether toasty Munich malts. Sweetish in the fore. Nicely timed pop of fruitiness, and spicy, floral, lightly citrusy hops. Lightly bitterness. Fairly drying, but still malty and just a bit sweet at the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Not bad! A decently drinkable ESB rendition.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Pours clear amber with good lacing. Full aromas of bread & grain. Palate is a little thin, light on hops no real flavor character. Not bad but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Draft at brewery. Copper pour - light haze. Malty mineral aroma. Flavor is sweet with caramel malt. Balanced bitterness in the finish that is lightly herbal and earthy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Draft. A cloudy brown pour with an off white head. Scent is sweet malt, and light floral notes. Taste is sweet toasted malts with a light bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5898) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Cloudy brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of sweet malt, perumy floral hops. Sweet toasted malt, metallic hops, with a decent bitter. Watery with medium carbonation. Good beer.


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