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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
This beer is an English style Extra Special Bitter (ESB). This copper colored ale is full bodied with some malt sweetness and malt complexity. This beer is dominated by the high levels of hop bitterness and flavor, and a medium level of hop aroma. There is a definite English hop profile that can be perceived in this beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2009
On draught at the Hereford & Hops in Escanaba, Northern Michigan. Pours a clear golden amber brew with a creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, some crystal malts, citrus zest and a touch of apple. Taste is medium bodied, dried roasted caramel malt, some citrus zest and a touch of pepper. Finish is semi-dry, mild fuggles hop texture with a light tobacco and pepper aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (3367) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Aroma was close to nothing. Some stale hops take the front, but nothing to write home about. Pour was a flat deep amber with no head and no movement. Taste was flat and boring. Very balanced in the fact that there were a little hops and a little malt to even out the nothingness. No aftertaste. Blah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7450) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Sampled on draft at the Cranberry PA location this beer poured a dark red-caramel color with a small red-khaki head. The aroma was dry and crisp fruity hops. The flavor was bitter, tart and crisp floral and vague fruity hops. The finish was long, bitter and harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Dark mahogony color with faint off-white head. Faint chocolate malt cuts through the bitter nose. Body wasn’t as bitter as I’d hoped.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5637) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2007
Anniversary ESB, celebrates one years of continuous H&H. On tap in Cranberry. Nice people there! The pour is a big alabaster head and the color is orangish brown. It has a wonted beer aroma of yeasty uncooked bread dough. It also has some of that perfume quality I find so prevalent in H&H brews. This may be the dishwashers fault. Fairly malty bitter on the first taste. Barely any carbonation, if any. Not much sweetness is detected but there certainly is some malty bitterness on the back of my throat. I think I can feel some East Kent Golden Hops! The alky content seems to be much higher than the 5% listed on the bar data card. Says the IBU is 52 and I would agree with that. Finish is a bitter linger that hangs for a few minutes on the back of my throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4922) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Sample at the Wausau, WI location in early August 2006. Clear copper with a lasting creamy off-white head and thick lacing....citric hops, cider notes, caramelized malts in the quite strong, perhaps slightly over-hopped aroma, bit peppery....somewhat funky, rather bitter and dry flavor with subtle alcoholic notes, bit of burnt toffee....less sweet than most examples but very interesting, if closer to an IPA than anything English.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11774) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
ESB with generous hops. Lace. Hoppy citrus aroma. The 3c hops plus Tomahock hops. Some balance, but definately on the bitter side and meeting the hophead demand.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2002
On tap GABF 02: Huge pine citrus aroma, clear orange color with a large head. Oily mouthfeel, ends bitter. The aroma on this beer was awesome.

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