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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our ESB is deep amber in color and has a nice toasty/malty sweetness, a signature of the English Crystal and Amber malts. Generous quantities of Galena, Norther Brewer, Styrian, Goldings and Centennial hops will certainly be a favorite with fans of a slightly more aggressive style.

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3.4
Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Picked up a single 12-oz can at the brewery’s taproom in Big Sky, Montana. Pours a semi-clear brownish amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that quickly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of dog biscuty caramel malt, a hint of grassy hops and some earthy spice. Taste is medium bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of multi-grain malt, some biscuity malt, grassy hops and a touch of dates. Finish is semi-dry, a short lived grassy hop aftertaste followed by some biscuity malt flavors. A mildly Americanized ESB overall.

3.6
NachlamSie (3581) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Pint at the brewpub. This is a very clear, deep amber beer with a long lasting white head. Pleasantly biscuity aroma with toffee. Hops are a piney and ctirusy, they don’t really explode but there’s enough there to let you know what’s going on. The flavor is pleasantly clean with a good balance between the malts and hops. Citrus notes highlight a pleasant biscuity sweetness. Attenuation seems more significant than a traditional ESB. Well made beer.

4.1
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - FEB 8, 2015
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed deep amber color with a huge billowy off white head. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a caramel smell mixed with some aromas of some hops of a more herbal and earthy nature. Mixed with these smells comes aromas roast as well as some nice smells of a more grainy and grassy nature.
Taste – The taste begins with a slightly more malty and sweet flavor with a decent dose of caramel mixed with a lightly roasted and toasted malt flavor. As the taste moves on toward to the middle, the sweeter flavors of caramel intensify and are joined by a little bit of dark fruit taste. After this point however, the sweeter flavors fade a bit all while some hop flavors of a more earthy, herbal, and grassy nature come to the tongue. With all the transitions that occur throughout the taste, one is left with a nicely balanced sweet, roasty, and hoppy amber flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average overall. For the mix of hop, roast, and sweet the feel is fantastic and makes for a very easy drinking brew overall.
Overall – This is a rather flavorful and drinkable red ale that has a nice blend of sweet, roast, and hop all while maintaining a respectable abv. of 5.25 %. If you get a chance I would say try it out and see what you think, as I rather liked it.

3.3
mbgrayson (810) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Must have been a badly shaken up can, lots of tan head. Rich aroma of hops. Taste is slightly malty, with a nice hoppy kick. A decent amber ale, a bit hoppy than my favorite ambers. Still, thumbs up.

3.5
beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2013
On tap. Clear amber with a thin off white head. Nose is fruit and caramel. Taste is caramel with an herbal bitter finish.

3.1
Westchesterco (2207) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2013
On tap at the brewery cloudy amber with slight white head ara of malt some citrus taste of citrus and overtones of citrus and slight bitterness on the palate

3
Iphonephan (7327) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2013
On draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy amber with an ecru head. Mild malty aroma. Thin mouthfeel and flavor of caramel with some hop bitterness in the finish.

3.6
snoworsummer (6146) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Wonderful hop smell. Very low bitterness. Smooth and delicious.

3.3
sonnycheeba (6437) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Growler from brewery. Pours clear caramel/amber with thick, frothy white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is grass, citrus and floral hops, caramel, toasted and biscuit malt, dates, spice, and some barnyard funk. Flavor is grassy hops forward (light bitterness) with supporting bready malts (mostly toast), light fruit esters, and some spice; dry, chewy malt finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

2.7
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Caramel colored. Caramel hops. Crackers, bready, biscuits. Very average beer.


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