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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
LIMITED EDITION ALE - AVAILABLE FOR 90 DAYS ONLY APRIL TO JUNE

A medium bodied ale with caramel complexity and a crisp finish.

The telltale signs of Spring arrive in the Gorge as mountain bikers begin to replace snowboarders and the snow melt feeds the rivers as white water rafters and kayakers anticipate the first runs of the year. Flowers cover the mountain meadows and blooms fill the orchards in the valley. Our pub staff knows that our ESB will be just the right beer to welcome Spring in the Gorge. ESB is a traditional ale brewed with attention to balance, highlighting both malt and hops. A combination of crystal malts give this beer its orange hue, and caramel complexities. UK and US Challenger hops were used exclusively throughout. Aromas of dry caramel and herbs are followed by a malty, medium bodied palate finishing with caramel flavors and a crisp bitterness. ABV 6.5% IBU 35

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25652) - Malm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2008
Draft at Full Sail Brewing Company. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Slightly sweetish malty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with a slightly bitter hoppy aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14895) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours copper with a slight beige head. Aroma of lightly toasted malt an floral/fruit hop. Med body. Flavor pretty much matches the aroma. Finishes a little malty and lightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of somewhat stale-ish malt, caramel, a bit of toastiness, light fruitiness and some earthy hops. Flavor starts with some sweetish maltiness, caramelly, a bit toasty, with a nutty note, and a moderately bitter hoppy finish, earthy and a bit minerally. Medium-bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
A bomber of the 2006 brewers reserve. Very good and well malted ESB. Its for sipping and sharing. Golden amber colour. Smooth.Hoppy and piney aroma. This is a mix of hops, and while citrus, there is some British hop in here. Refreshing.Drying finish

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (11487) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2016
A little old perhaps, couldnt tell the date. Aroma is a little dusty, but the flavor was solid. Nutty, earthy with light caramel toast and fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up @ Wilburs Fort Collins. I seem to remember having this at the brewery five years back, but I could be mistaken. Pours a clear dark copper appearance with a light brown head. Nutty, herbal, caramel, toasted malty, a bit earthy, clean aroma. Mildly sweet, somewhat spicy, nutty, tangy herbal, grassy, toasted malty flavor. A touch metallic. Not bad but not my favorite ESB.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9992) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours amber with a short beige head and a fruit and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a carbonated slightly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle. Clear copper with a thin white head. Buttered sugar cookie, vanilla and nut butter amber malt. Light sulfur and medium aromatic mustiness (dried dank, green herbs, spice). Melanoidin / honey malt savoriness, sherry amber / vienna malt flavor. Lightly sweet, balanced bitterness. Medium to light body with somewhat hard edges to the malt, but its much cleaner than most of their stuff. They are known to make an occasional good batch (some of the LTD stuff is pretty solid), and this may be one of them.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle. Amber-brown beer with a tan head. Caramel and light citrus aroma. Caramel and citrus flavor with light woodsiness. Medium bodied. Caramel and citrus lingers with light earth and light toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (8934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Clear bright penny copper with a thin foamy white top. Big lovely toffee pale english malt on the aroma with a slight grassiness. Smooth and slightly bitter flavor, perhaps the most bitter ESB Ive had in a while (not that bitter overall but probably similar to how true Brits taste ESBs back in the day) with quite a bit of grassy hop flavor, English Marris otter pale malt biscuitiness, and a smoot nutty finish with a quiet grassy bitterness on the aftertaste.


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