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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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3
Travlr (26105) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Draft at the Pourhouse. Clear golden color, medium off white head. Aroma of straw and caramel. Taste is peppery and sweet hay.

3.7
omhper (25744) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2002
Nut brown. Full bodied, oily, aromatic and bitter. ........................

4.1
Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2000
A rather unusually caramel-tasting bitter, but quite good...................

3
jtclockwork (17284) - , 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.

3.3
bhensonb (15759) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle from Oak Tree. Pours amber with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma of burnished malt, floral, and perhaps a hint of diacetyl. Perhaps. Med body. Flavor is malt, floral hop, and something suggesting butterscotch. It is certainly more bitter than not. Nothing really wrong here, it just doesn’t make any strong statements.

2.8
Ratman197 (15368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small but long lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, carmel and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and a bit dry. Flavors of carmel, bread and toffee with a slightly bitter finish. This is a very malty beer, I hardly notice any hops.

2.9
Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
Amber ale with a nice caramel nose, and some citrus. Nice maltiness , but agian not very bitter, as the hops do not come out very well.

3.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2004
Clear amber body topped by a smallish beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy/floral, some toffee/caramel. Taste is mild up front, before opening up into a very tasty mix of earthy, caramel, toffee, and floral. Light-medium body.

3
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Fredericksburg, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a thin tan head that disappears very quickly. Aroma of caramel, toffee, earthy hops and a faint bit of toastiness. The taste is bitter hops, green apple, citrus, apricots, caramel, a faint bit ot toastiness and wet paper. Medium bodied.

3.1
BeerandBlues2 (13821) - 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.


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