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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Abounds with Imported English Goldings hops at a weight of one pound per barrel. It has the assertiveness, aroma and unbanished flavor beer used to have before the cost-cutters started.

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3.2
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a hazy burnt orange almost light brown color with a cap of a little white foamy head. Sly roaming speckled lace. The aroma had the Fuggles sweet to estery floral/herbal qualities coming across the malts somewhat in an acceptable "soapy" fashion. Biscuit sweet malts plead their case for the balance. The flavor blends all of the previously aromas together mostly sweet with that smooth soapiness coming into flow in the aftertaste and finish. The palate was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Pretty smooth all around. Overall, as an ESB, it works, I get it and don’t mind it.

3.2
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2016
1/2" white head.. only a little lacing.. atop a slightly hazy orange copper colored brew. English hops dominate the nose with an above average yeasty fruitiness. Toasted pale and caramel malts are also very evident. Flavor is assertive... low carbonation with good mouthfeel... good bitter backbone and spicy/earthy hop flavors with fruit yeast notes and a touch of diacetyl.. Very balanced.

3.1
slowrunner77 (11912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"not bad. poors a dark amberish color...thin white cap. well balanced aroma and flavor. a little caramel and nutty, with a little bit of floral and earthy hops. slightly bitter finish."

3.4
ttoadee (1477) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Clear copper pour, white head. Nose is lightly kilned malts, earthy hops. Bitter. Middle is blend of biscuits and citrus hops. Finish is hop bitterness that lingers on the nose and tongue. This one is good but seems a bit unbalanced somehow.

3.4
Imaena (2315) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle. This is a great ESB - this may be marked up a bit as it is really pushing the boundaries of a bitter.

3.5
Bricktop86 (839) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 A nice beer. I would compare it to a pale ale. Easy to drink and decently priced

3.4
reebtogi (6235) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that settles down to some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and earthy hops. Taste is light caramel sweetness with a pleasing earthy hop bitterness. Light to medium body with adequate carbonation. An enjoyable English style bitter which I sampled while camping outside of Portland, Oregon.

2.9
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
(bottle 6/13/10). Cloudy amber color. Small off white head. Moderate bready malt aroma, with light hops. Moderate bitter flavor, with light sweet malt. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.

3.6
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
[Bottle] Pours a light shade of amber with a soapy white foam head on it. Has a slight haze as well. Aroma of crisp grassy hops, crackers and mild citrus. Nice malt backbone includes some caramel and toffee with a steady hop presence that is very well balanced. Toasted bread, lemon and some toffee in the finish. Clean taste and very sessionable. Nice body and average carbonation level. A solid ESB!

3.5
rougeau13 (2954) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Hazy amber, almost no head. Aroma of toffee, biscuit, earthiness, caramel, salt water, and a sense of Belgian yeast. Taste is very caramel dominant, mostly sweet, but with a distinguishable hop presence. Crisp and medium bodied. Not bad stuff.I wouldn’t fill my fridge with it, but it’s better than almost anything you can get in most bars.


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