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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A beautifully colored amber ale, Roland’s 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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rdixon77 (3068) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2017
Pretty standard type ESB. Toasty malts with a caramel sweetness, pretty average brewpub fare.

3.3
kramer (6908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Pours a clear light amber body with a small wispy beige head. The nose is dry and toasty malt with a light hint of floral hops. The flavor is pretty to style, dry and toasty, on the drier side, with light bitterness. Some lingering leafy hops. Light bodied with soft light carbonation. Decent effort.
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2.9
slowrunner77 (13006) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2016
Had a nice earthy maltiness to it with a touch of caramel and hops, but nothing that stood out overall.

3.3
b3shine (9208) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Draft to taster at the Coxe Ave ABC. Looks solid; a transparent copperish caramel with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty with notes of caramel and bitter and piney hops. Tastes like it smells, but more robust, with a medium to medium full-bodied mouthfeel. A solid sample of the style.

2.7
jackl (8454) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Keg @ the brewpub. Medium Amber with a small creamy head. Toffee and toasted nuts. Toasted brown bread. Sweet caramel dipped Apple flavor with a pretty sugary finish. Approaching being cloying. Light bpdy, soft carb. Heavy handed.

2.8
Cybercat (6239) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Pours a clear, slightly reddish amber with a nice buff head that leaves some good lacing. Malty aroma is not much. Flavor, fortunately, is much better, malty with hints of caramel and woody hops. Texture is not firm but lively. Not great, but give it a bark.


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