RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
A more traditionally English interpretation of the style than its Big Time cousins, brewed with Maris Otter pale and crystal malts for a rich, round malt flavor accentuated by a touch of dark malt complexity, and balanced by the herbal, grassy and earthy hop character from the late kettle additions of Fuggles and Kent Goldings. A beautiful and satisfying session beer. 25 IBUs

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Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Draft at big time. Clear dark amber pour. Aroma of caramel, stale (not in a bad way) malt. Mild taste, malty sweetness, very little bitterness. Smooth easy drinking, soft carb, light body. Overall: it is what it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Draft at btbc. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber with a loose white head. Big forward malty nose, great caramel presence with nice sugary esters and some pleasant herbal hops. Smells fresh and harmonious, well conceived and executed. Chalky medium body with soft carb. A little bit too soft, but probably right for the style. Toast, nuts, and caramel, with an herbal finish. Simple, clean, and easy to imagine sessioning.

luttonm (6737) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Draft at Big Time. Deep copper with mild head. Pretty. Sweeter honey-malt nose, body is alt, dark funk malt. lighter bodied, tasty enough, rosy ESB. Nice.

ryanolson82 (2) - - NOV 28, 2012 does not count
On draft at bottle works. Poured flat with minimal head. Really nice amber / brown color. Flavor seemed minimal with little aroma or finish.

LarryBeast (616) - - NOV 17, 2012
On tap (from cask). Brownish amber with very little head. Classic hops really shine through and play nicely with the tasty malt blend. Creamy smooth and subtle. Lovely bitterness on the finish. Well executed Brit-style brew.

OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Tap at the brewery.

Pours clear amber-brown with a nice off-white head. Nutty, toasty aroma, some grassy hops around the edges, nothing powerful. Clean drinking, gently sweet, toasty, mild clean hop finish. Not exceptional but perfectly drinkable and in some ways an enjoyable change from all the left-coast IPAs on tap at the same place.

Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
Perfectly amber color with small white head and little cirrus cloud patterns going on in the top. Leaves consistent lace too. Aroma is fresh pure grain as if it were just squeezed through cheesecloth. A little bit thin and slimy palate. Tastes somewhat bland, muddled and not as hoppy as I’d like it.

BillKismet (4137) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Brown barrel appearance with a filmy head that looks ages old. Britt style ESB, with Britt smelling hops (Fuggles/Goldings) and the accompanying mustiness. Easy hop flavor sits atop a mild malt presence. Slightly bitter hop finish. Quaffable, and fairly true to the Britt ESB style.

CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at Big Time Brewpub in Seattle on March 2, 2007. Thin, white dissipating head with clear deep orange body. Nose of caramel malt. Mildly hoppy, milky tones. Lasting bitterness.

beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Incredible, wonderful. A masterpiece of brewing. Not firey at all. Delicioso. Drink and be merry.

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