Brewed by Picaroons Traditional Ales
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Fredericton, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This full-flavoured pale ale provides a complex taste experience, beginning with notes of nuts and toffee and ending in lingering hop bitterness.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maklean (50) - Ontario, - JUN 8, 2013
Pours brown with a well frothed head, diminishes. Starts with light nuts and toffee, finishes with a light floral hop with a mild lingering bitterness.

decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Amber pour with off white head. Aroma is light caramel malt with some nutty and earthy tones. Flavor is caramel notes and light floral/spicy. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Nice bitter finish as well.

deyholla (11506) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2016
On tap at the John Browns. Pours a clear amber with an off white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has combination of sweet grains, biscuit and bread. Flavor has sweet bread and biscuit with sweet grains underlying.

Holdwine (1227) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Nicely done! Close to style, Slightly sweet roasted malt notes with a well balanced floral hops finish. Very drinkable, especially as it warmed.

chinchill (4941) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2016
A 500 ml bottle purchased and consumed in Nova Scotia. This is a good looking and well crafted ESB, with plenty of malt flavor and just the right amount of mild bitterness. Good malty aroma with spicy hops. Smooth, medium-full body; Proper, soft carbonation.

Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
Slightly hazy copper and amber colors with strong subtle activity. Creamy beige sparkly 2 finger head, lasting 15 minutes, with strong legs. Nice caramel and spicy hops smell. Flavors of toffee, molasses, dark berries, apples, lemon, coriander, and herbal spices. Well balanced syrupy sweetness having a bready feel, coupled with a pleasant sharp citrus, fruity, and spicy grassy feel. Slick medium body with moderate carbonation. Strong finish of medium length, ending with some crisp citrus sourness and thick noble spices on the tongue. Overall a solid craft offering excellent flavors that are well balanced and intensified, with crispy freshness. A little heavy on the spices but still enjoyable.

paganwinter (8) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016 does not count
Starting with the aroma from the moment you crack open the bottle, it smells like a delicious and refreshing hoppy beer. However, I was expecting bitter. I like bitter beer. This beer was advertised as such. The conclusion? It goes down smooth like any standard beer. My mother frankly said "if there was just a standard ’beer’ that I would compare any other beer to, this would be it." I don’t personally find it bitter, however I do find it a very rewarding and invigorating brew. Would recommend.

jaseurboreal (23) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
Consommé pendant les vacances au Nouveau-Brunswick. Couleur cuivré avec une bonne mousse. Goût très discret avec des traces d’amertume.

simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
Drank from bottle, aroma is malty, sweet. Taste of banana, malty, nutty, bitterness. It’s good.

Scopey (14523) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Keg at Stillwell. It pours clear mahogany brown with a decent white head. The nose is soft, caramel, dried fruits, candied apricot, toasty brown sugars, nut and brown bread. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy, woody, oily, toasted nuts, cereal, leather, brown bread and caramel with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Solid esb style action. Works well.

ryanhunter_4 (283) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
500 ml bottle poured at home. pours a cloudy, muddy, brown with a beige head that laces. smells like nuts and caramel or toffee. taste is simlar. definitely drinkable!

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