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Brewed by Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Steels Creek, Victoria, Australia
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our cult beer, this is a "new world" interpretation of the classic English style. This ale features considerable crystal malt character, as a backbone to carry the hefty bitterness. Substantially dry hopped with carefully selected hops from either the US, NZ, or Australia, this adds aromatic and flavour notes of ripe passionfruit.

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosslew (320) - - APR 4, 2014
Lovely caramel aroma. Burnt toast but reminiscent of morning. Nutty taste early, spicy and bitter on the end. Nice lingering finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.9
jmgreenuk (10386) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 25, 2017
Tap at the Napier Hotel, Melbourne. Poured a murky medium brown with a frothy white head and some clingy lace. The aroma is malt, light woody metallic hop. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a dry malt, light watery, light hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. An ESB? I really don't think so. Way too light, over carbonated and lacks body & defining flavours.

2.4
StuffWine (187) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2017
Poured a brown-tinged red hue with small slightly off-white head. Aroma light malt and clean hops, faint overall. Initially sweet toasted malt progressively drier but with light bitterness coming through the last half. Bitterness does increase throughout the glass, which redeems. While not completely true to the style, it is easier to drink and will appeal to many who want to try an English bitter.

3.3
aussiealchemist (65) - Berwick Victoria, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2017
On tap at the Sand Bar, Surfers Paradise. Pours clear mid brown with small white head that dissipates quite quickly. Low carbonation. Aroma is sour lemon and biscuit malt. Flavour is quite floral and citrus with some caramel malt. Taste is quite bitter (as advertised) with reasonable sweetness and a little sour. Palate is a little thin. Overall not bad but not as good as this beer used to be.

3.7
ANZUShophunter (655) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2017
From bottle in English pint glass. Pours rusty amber with big billowing head and a nice earthy malt aroma. Smooth drinking with a fairly mild bitter finish. Solid brewski

3.3
RoJo28 (115) - - MAY 26, 2017
Like collapsing into an overused couch in grandmas house. A whompf as the springs fail you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2017
330ml bottle - Kinselas, Sydney. Deep ruddy brown with a small and somewhat lasting light beige head. Some mid to dark fruits with pine and resin, roasted malt, dried herbs, smoke, and tea. Mid-weight, soft o medium carbonation and a moderate to full length and intensity bitterness to finish.

3.6
floydian1 (1519) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 22, 2016
A fine ESB with a malty earthy dry flavour profile. Notes of marmalade and caramel in there. Good bitterness. Appears clear bronzed with a decent lingering off white head. Make sure you allow it to warm up a bit after removal from the fridge. (330ml bottle).

3.4
Dervock (1512) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2016
Tap - pours dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is more hoppy than expected cotrus and caramel. Taste is hoppy but the expected malty flavour comes through in the finish. Palate was a bit light but ok.

2.8
DavidAust (275) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2016
bottle into glass. Not sure if I was just anticipating something fantastic or didn’t take into account the "new world" part of the marketing, but it was a let down. Just wasn’t what I expected of an ESB. No dark fruits, no raisins, no malt. Plenty of bitterness (not a bad thing) and big piney, citrus aroma. More like a half way between an Australian Pale Ale and an IPA. So it was an OK beer, but if you think of ESB as being like an English dark ale then you might be disappointed. I might have enjoyed it more if I was in the mood for an APA

3.4
Pointclick (35) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2015
colour of an amber ale. a carbonated head, not to much length. smells fruit and pine. like an ipa. passionfruit, mango then a good length of bitterness. its not bad of a beer sweetness is good, carbonation is very high. well done


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