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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Light/medium bodied, orange in color, unfiltered ale. Brewed with a touch of caramel malt and balanced with two types of English hops. This ale is an example of an English Pale ale, smooth and very drinkable. 4.5 % ABV

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Travlr (24325) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Draft. Clear deep amber color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of biscuit, subtle white peper. Taste is black pepper, honey covered homemade biscuits fresh from the oven. Very tasty.

2.8
Drake (13662) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Dry-hopped cask at the Shirlington location. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of big citrus hops with mild toasted caramel malts. The taste is bitter herbal, citrus hops and faint caramel malts. Medium bodied, overwhelmed by the hopping sadly.

3.2
bth122 (1547) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft. Copper color. Small head. Aroma of caramel malt. Light sweetness. Medium light bodied. Easy to drink. Sweet caramel flavors. Slight bitter finish. Decent.

2.9
BVery (10328) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tap at the Shirlington location. Hazy orange pour with a spotty white head. Caramel malts, dusty and earthy. Okay.

3
anders37 (26257) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Draft @ the Capital Hill location. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with citrus hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

2.9
Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 A reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, faint caramel malt with faint hops. In mouth, a light crisp malt over timid British hops, not bad, but nothing exceptional. On tap at Shirlington location, April 12 2011.

3.5
brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. Ive had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh. Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment.

3
BeerandBlues2 (13216) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Tap at Capitol City - Capitol Hill. Pours hazy copper with a medium, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie), heavy hops (herbal, woody), and average esters (apple/pear). Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie), heavy hops (herbal, woody), and average esters (apple/pear). Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation and a dry finish.

2.3
RoyceH (1199) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 19, 2010
Tap at Union Station. This beer looks like mud. Browny amber cloudy mud. Nose was sour, toffee malty. Some orange. Hoppy balance. Standard balance in the mouth, slightly malty. Mouthfeel is thin and not pleasant. Dont think this was in the best condition.

3
ben4321 (6422) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Location: Draft Postal Building Location - From the sampler glass 3/7/09.

Aroma: Sweet, caramel, bread
Appearance: Hazy amber color
Flavor: Sweet and smooth
Palate: Medium body, nice balance, malty, decently long finish
Overall Impression: This one was alright, not a standard ESB necessarily, but a nice drinkable beer, not totally distinguishing.


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