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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep amber ale with pronounced hop bitterness and aromatics, substantial and balanced.

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3.3
yngwie (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
On tap at Toronado. A finger-thick off-white head sites in top of an amber body, nice curtains. The aroma is light and easy, with some fruits and some bread. There’s a pleasant and subtle bitterness in the flavor, dealing with the light malty sweetness. Some bread. Caramel hints too. Medium body, very soft. Lasting bitter finish. Certainly a nice one, maybe deserving a higher rating. 130804

3.9
joshwoodward (575) - - AUG 3, 2013
Had a pint from a firkin at Toronado in SF. Solid, nice hoppiness and bitterness. Nice real ale candidate.

3.4
prawlie (1591) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
On draught at Beer Revolution in Oakland. Red-brown, clear, head doesn’t stick around for long. Dry hop taste, bitter, but has some body to it. After the initial hop shock its quite smooth. The aroma is good, hoppy hint of toastiness, and some citrus zest.

2.6
bmsulliv (219) - - FEB 21, 2013
Room temp hand pumped. Smells dank. Dark copper red. Tastes malty but luckily a nice hop kick balances it out ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
monk191 (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
An interesting beer. Pours a beautiful red with a thick white head. Not much smell, a little hops. Taste is hoppy, a little creamy, not much else. Had on tap at Hopmonk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Cask from the Toronado in SF. Pours copper with a tiny light beige head. Nose of toffee malts and English hops. Balance of sweet and bitter taste. Simple but great.

3.2
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
On tap at the Toronado. Flavor is lightly malty and sweet with a slight bitter hop...served lukewarm. Eh, wha? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
DYCSoccer17 (3696) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
16 ounce sample on cask at Toronado. Fruity and estery aroma with some berries and a piney, spruce-like quality present. I almost get some rye in this beer...actually, a lot. Transparent dark amber body with a medium, creamy off-yellowish head present. Fantastic lacing. Spicy, black pepper flavors are present to start, with a nice roastiness in the middle. Some toast is also there. Finishes lightly metallic with more spiciness that seems to be rye to me. Pretty good stuff.

3.5
lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 26, 2012
Deep amber color. Sharp on the palate and very hoppy for an ESB. Darker malt flavor balances the bitter hops nicely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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sloshgator (741) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Pretty decent English bitter drank cask conditioned tonight. Bitterness tends to overwhelm the more subtle flavors that come through occasionally.


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