RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
When our brewmaster was first learning to brew beer, he mentioned to his instructor that he hoped his batch would turn out close to the way it was supposed to taste. The instructor told him, "Close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades." Our American ESB showcases a complex maltiness and unique hop character. Chinook and Amarillo hops coupled with 5 different types of malt make this beer one-of-a-kind. Enjoy this ale when close just wont cut it.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2012
On tap @ Crazy Mountain. A fruity easy drinking pale, a little on the hoppy side which I prefered. Good session beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
chinchill (4822) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2017
12 oz bottle is undated but purchased just yesterday from a cooler, but today it seems to be a bad sample. Gently pouring less than 2 inches of liquid produced a rapidly rising head that quickly rose up and over the top of the glass. The aroma is off and theres some off flavors. Disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (6509) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle: Hazed amber with a small tan head. Fruity caramel, sour milk scent. Taste is pretty tangy....caramel malt, tea.....a pronounced leafy bitter. The milk and tea notes really start to overwhelm after a bit..... Not one Id repeat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (2304) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 29, 2016
Draught w/ nitro. I really enjoyed this on nitro draught. I drank a lot of bitter when I lived in the UK and this is one of the better stateside facsimiles of the style. The malt base is excellent and the hopping is very well balanced so not as to overwhelm the overall flavor profile. Well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
shrubber85 (11266) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle. Lactic acid, caramel malt, and hay aroma. Amber with light tan head. Mildly sweet caramel malt, lactic acid, and lightly bitter hay flavor. Okay body. Close to being a decent ESB, but close only counts in...never mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (688) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 11, 2016
Pours clear amber with a finger of off-white head. Aroma is tart with a predominant raisin feel. Flavor is rounded with only mild bitterness that is both dry on the palate but with a moist mouthfeel. A very nice alternative to the plethora of fruit-themed ipas that are around this time of year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thegreenrooster (4328) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Pour is a murky looking brown with a large white head. Aroma is a sweetish toffee with leather. Flavor is a kind of earthy malt with a little plastic creeping in there toward the end. Finish is a bit watery and does not leave much behind. This was kind of an uninspired beer and as this gets a bit warmer the alcohol is showing up big time. Nothing stood out to even make you think this was a ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rumproasts (5324) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2016
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Herbal and earthy with a whallop of Earl Grey nastiness. I dont know who likes that shit. Theres a nice hoppiness here, but I cant get past the Earl Grey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (871) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Clear copper with a thin tan head. Malty aroma. Smooth a bit too sweet too much malt. Bland ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polo_marco (328) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2016
Smell of sweet malts and some brown sugar and a bit of raisins in the middle. Nice lovely dark amber color. Taste of sweet malts, a bit of brown sugar, lemon juice, and mossy floral taste with a dry finish. Med body while perfectly carbonated. Lovely tasting beer feel like there something in the flavor profile Im tasting and forgeting to mention cause I just cant out my tougue on it literally but Im sure if I sat down with enough of them it would come to me. Nice work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (1000) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2016
Pours a darker red with a medium white head that slowly settles. The aroma consists of caramel, pine, bread, grapefruit, and some traces of herbal hops. The taste has some mild bitterness and is a bit sweet. There is caramel, pine, berries, grassy hops, and a little bit of grapefruit. Aftertaste has pine and berries that doesnt last very long. Medium bodied, more of a sticky texture, and an average amount of carbonation. Pretty good, I wouldnt mind buying this again.

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