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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 won’t cut it.

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3.3
   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.


3.3
wilnatp (720) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Tap. Pour is a clear orange with white head. Earthy with roasted malt. Good.

3.4
kambei70 (1091) - - JUN 10, 2017
Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of malt, light toast, toasted grain and light fruit. Lighter medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
chinchill (5159) - 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 there’s some off flavors. Disappointing.

2.8
Patrickctenchi (6661) - Cox’s 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 I’d repeat.

3.2
Imaena (2328) - 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.

2.5
shrubber85 (11506) - 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.

3.4
rollinsr (799) - 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

2.6
thegreenrooster (4484) - 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.

2.6
rumproasts (5470) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2016
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Herbal and earthy with a whallop of Earl Grey nastiness. I don’t know who likes that shit. There’s a nice hoppiness here, but I can’t get past the Earl Grey.

3
kayres (888) - , 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


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