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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our winter seasonal Phoenixx rises from the great ale recipes of the UK, but we’ve brewed it with a distinctly American attitude. Deep amber in color, Phoenixx delivers subtle notes of toffee and caramel, characteristic of traditional English Crystal malt. Yet with this ale, it’s all about the hops. Made from a blend of hops from across the pond, highlighted by the Phoenix hop variety from Kent, this special brew’s signature is its complex and strong hop character. This winter, warm up with a pint or two of a British-inspired beer that’s been reborn a Texan. 15.5°

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3.6
hopscotch (11090) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle… Clear orange/copper ale with a small, wispy, off-white head. Decent retention. Toffee and black tea really stand out in the bouquet. Medium to full-bodied and oily with tingly carbonation. The flavor is unsweetened black tea infused with moderately sweet toffee and a light twist of lemon. Finishes bittersweet - more bitter than sweet. Bottle courtesy of BgThang!

4
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Nice beer! Amber pour. Caramel, fruit, hops, citrus, mmmmm! Flavor is sweet and hoppy. I am really digging the few double ESB’s I have tried. This one is chewy and hearty. Really a good brew.

3.1
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Name: Phoenix ESB
Date: February 21, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Freetail, TX
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine off white head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with woodsy hops
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of balancing hops with woodsy and floral characters, touch of breadyness, light lingering bitterness builds with each sip into a respectable bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.5
phaleslu (10247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
Draft sample at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival 2012. Pours a weird greenish-brownish-copper color with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, earthy hops, bitter dark chocolate, toasted brown sugar, and earth. The flavor also has some bitterness from the chocolate, earth, and hops, along with some toasty caramel and sugars that dry up at the end. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Unusual beer but I liked it.

3.8
onceblind (9661) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Clearish amber with a thin off-beige cap. The aroma is malty sweet with some light caramel and crystal nuttiness, with a light touch of grassy pine. The taste is nice and smooth, thorough maltiness with a semi-sweet earthy caramel, with a smooth grassy and pine resin bitterness throughout that really shines during the long lasting finish. But theres this herbal bite throughout that I can’t describe other than French fry seasoning. It’s light, but there. Not in any bad way. Just has that bbq salt-ish twang.

3.9
douglas88 (9178) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Another Texan goes down at the tasting. This was a nice brew. Pours a cloudy amber color with a huge foamy head, almost pink colored. The aroma is sweet, fruity, light fruity hops. The flavor is very nice; rich hops, spicy and light naturally fruity flavors, earthy, toasted malts, slightly hot. A very nice example of a English Strong Ale.

3.5
drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2011
6/25/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie. Mostly clear amber/red pour with a big fluffy khaki head that laces quite a bit. Slightly fruity and malty, bitter, caramel aroma. Sweet, caramelly, malty flavor with bitter hops, sweet tea, and more. Not bad!

3
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2010
I really wanted to like this more but it fell middle of the road for me.. basic gold, medium foam .. . light bitterness with a slightly unbalanced sweetness thrown in .. Ever go out for cheeseburgers and beer? The amusing house wine?

3.9
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
12 oz. thanks clint! pours a hazy medium amber with a loose and pillowy tan head. big sharp toast and marmalade nose, very forward and powerful. creamy medium body eith lively carb. toast, caramel, and blood orange mid palate. long resiny blood orange finish. yum.

3.5
PorterPounder (7968) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Plano, Tx - Total Wine - North Plano - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, sticky khaki colored head, nice rings of lacing. Aroma has some nutty accents, some cola notes. Interesting flavor with some subtle bitterness with hints of citrus, light nuttiness, some saffron-like spice, a touch of licorice. Thickish mouthfeel.


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