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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Bott Brothers ESB (the original occupants), this alehouse favorite is a complex medley of malt and hops.

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2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beermomz (20) - USA - MAR 21, 2013
Poured a nice clear copper color from a 12 oz. bottle. Large foamy head and a small amount of carbonation. Not a great aroma and the taste is pretty flat. Easy to drink but not a lot of flavor depth.


3.8
BeerdedDave (1875) - Beckley, USA - AUG 29, 2017
clear, red color; bready, roasted malt and floral hop aroma; an excellent, well balanced red ale; bready, toasted malt, balanced nicely with a good amount of hoppy bitterness; dry, bitter finish; creamy mouthfeel; very smooth

3.4
mnurda (1298) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
On tap at Elevator in Columbus. Pours copper color. Just enough bitterness for my liking. Loved this one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
Ferris (16494) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
Draft - Dark malts, caramel malts. Cloudy copper with a rich white head. Sweet and grainy Amber malts with a touch of vegetal notes.

2.9
jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft - pours amber white head - nose/taste of bread, light burnt barley - med body

3.7
superspak (6004) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2016
16 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki headh with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, an y east earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Irish red/ESB style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.9
edgallow (4471) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Draft sampler pours light brown color with a nice off white head. Aroma is sweet with grains and malts. Taste is rich roasted malts and grains.

3.8
Evolutionary (523) - Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Tap at gratzi. Nose is sweetish and warm. Full body and clean with some malt. Great color. Decent for a red and wouldn't turn away but not amazing.

3.1
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle. Milky caramel malt and hay aroma. Dark amber with small head. Lightly sweet nutty toffee malt and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Medium body. Decent.

3.6
Tstamba (786) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2015
At Buckeyes vs MD... Amber pour with thin head. Balanced malt and hop flavor easy drinking... Cheer the Bucks on to victory !!! Go Bucks!!!

2.3
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2015
haha more ohio crap, thick and caramelly. Tons of caramel sweetness, completely unbalanced crap. No hops at all what-so-ever.


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