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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 (2047) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (1092) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vandc01 (380) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ronritter (330) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1555) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (1137) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1668) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (6006) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3386) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5113) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2015
12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 11/8/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon, orange, light pine, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and light yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon, orange, light pine, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, floral. grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/piney/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon, orange, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and light yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Americanized ESB style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and light yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. This had a great balance between English and American hop flavors; and still fit the base style extremely well. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (1210) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
On nitro at Acadia in Minneapolis. A decent ESB, light caramel and biscuit notes. Not sure how much of this was the nitro, but was very light bodied, almost watery.


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