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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our well rounded approach to the classic British ale. There’s middle of the road, and then there’s middle of the river, and if there’s one thing that’s important in the middle of the river, it’s balance.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bent Paddle does it again. Pours a hazy amber with cool spotted head. Lots of citrus on the nose, nice malt backbone, could slay a 6er of this no problem..


3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13869) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Draught. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention. Aroma is moderate toast malt with medium earthy and woody hops with herbal qualities. Flavor is moderate toast malt, earthy, woody and herbal hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
drpimento (3793) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2017
Good beer, but not too much like the traditional British ESBs. A little heavy for that.

3.5
Nsanders (1179) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Can. Chestnut color with suspended particles and a quickly dissipating head. Roasted malt, toasted multigrain bread, mineral water and floral aromas. Malty flavor with a long leafy bitter aftertaste. Fizzy feel.

3.6
vandc01 (444) - North Branch, USA - JAN 12, 2017
12 can poured at home.

Exactly as advertised - it is an ESB. Very crisp and easy to drink.


3.3
Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2016
12oz can pours amber with off white head aroma of slight hops flavor is a malt , toffee, hops trio.

3.6
gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Tap (on nitro); pours clear amber with an off white head; aroma of malt, citrus, and a hint of pine; taste is slightly sweet with toffee, toasted malt, citrus, and some pine notes; finish is light bitter

3.1
commonmac (1346) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Tap at Butcher and the Boar with a good crew including special appearances by commonshawn and samadouche. Bumped pint glass. Quarter finger white head. Copper/amber color. Aroma reminds me of an English tea. Maybe a mild hop characteristic. Taste has a mild bitterness to it with a healthy dose of caramel and malt. Herbal tea quality. Pleasant bitterness working throughout and comes into play towards the end. It’s not my favorite but probably still a warmer temp than 14 degrees.

3.9
Andrew196 (2015) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Pours a redish copper with a healthy light beige head. Aroma is earthy with a nice hoppy shell. Very well balanced, some caramel and tobacco in there with a bitter hop edge.

3.6
obguthr (6733) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Can: Pine and caramel nose. Clear tea, medium tan head, some lacing. Pine and grass, with subtle caramel hints. Light body, soft carbonation. Nice balance

3.6
northropfrye (3709) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Thanks CV for this. Amber body. citrus and pine aroma. Quite nice. Semi bitter taste. Well balanced. Nice flavourful esb. Impressive.


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