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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This ESB is a classic British extra special bitter made fresh with an American slant. A beautiful copper color with an amber head, this classic style features five different malts, including imported English malts, and three hop varieties. The rich malty start features caramel notes that develop into a smooth, pleasurable hop finish.

Malts: Two-Row Pale, Munich, Aromatic, and English Medium Crystal
Hops: Columbus, Fuggles, UK Kent Goldings
Yeast: Chico
Original Gravity: 14.3 Plato

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber gold with white head. Nose and taste of biscuit malt, caramel and baked bread. Slight dry toast finish with hints of hops. Lighter bodied.


3.1
MacNJ (108) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Poured from the tap, and the appearance is copper with a fluffy, white pillow. Slight malt/grain nose is present; clear, refreshing taste with a bitter bite and loads of malt flavor that is true to the style. Cheers!

3.7
gripweed57 (2861) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep orange, copper color. Thick creamy beige head. Rich fruity malt aroma. Robust bittersweet toasted malt flavor. Smooth, yet hearty. Very flavorful and nicely balanced.

3.7
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
On tap at the brewery.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a dense white head.
Aroma: Malty with caramel and toffee, light esters with a sweet leaning profile.
Taste: Malty caramel. Very straight forward but easy to drink. I could drink a lot of this.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: This is a great every day beer, a good fall back. It’s a shame it’s only draft now.

3.1
slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"a decent (slightly better than average) esb. clean, well balanced with some citrus notes and a discernible hop bitterness atop a very slight malt fruitiness. a nice enough session ale."

3.1
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 24, 2013
33cl bottle, when an studying at UPenn. Ir pours a deep golden body with a small white head and some lacing. Malty slightly citrusy hop aroma. Mildy bitter citrus, fairly smooth orange taste. Okay bitter.

3.1
BeerandBlues2 (13810) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cereal and meal malt, biscuit notes, pear esters and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.8
NikkTwist (3341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Draft at the Khyber. Medium-light amber pour with some white foam. Tastes like a traditional ESB. Weak and inconsequential. At least feels less plastic than the commercial Euro versions.

3
chinchill (5312) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
(From 2010 notes) 12 oz bottle served in pint glass. Undated bottle but purchased at high turnover vendor (Total Wine) from a new display and consumed within days, so it should be fresh. A - slightly hazy lght amber. Standard pour yielded barely enough head to cover the top, and this quickly disappeared. Tiny amount of sediment in bottle (added to pint). S - rather average, at best. T - nice malty taste with fairly even balance of sweet and bitter. More bitter is expected in an ESB but this had a minimal effect on my ratings M - low carbonation; medium body

3
Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
On tap @ Office Lounge, Toms River NJ. Pours a pale orange color with a thin white creamy head. Aroma is spicy with hints of citrus hops, and a touch of caramel malt. Taste starts out with a nice caramel and roasted malt flavor, followed by some light citrus hop bitterness.

3.5
crajun (1261) - , Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
bottle from trade to glass. rec’d in trade from ? amber or bitter? seems like a nutty brown amber - really enjoyed this one. aroma of caramel, toffee, and malt. taste was similar with some ever so slight bitterness at end. enjoyed this...


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