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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A rich version of a Pale Ale, well balanced with lots of body, this British style ale has a deep malt nose and is nicely balanced with well placed, highly prized, East Kent Goldings hops.

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3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/floral, light herbal. Taste is medium sweet, orange/floral, light grapefruit/herbal. Soft, light-medium body.

3.5
j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
On tap and cask at Selin’s Grove, and tried each version. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Soft caramel, toast, malt, light and dry, dusty hops. Sweet grain, toast and malt. Gently bitterness. The cask is nice and smooth, better mouthfeel than the tap version. Gentle lemon and bitterness into the finish.

3.8
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Chill hazed orange. Good head retention. Great lacing. Nose is maple and sugar. Small Small pumpkin and vanilla comes through in the taste with clovey bitterness. Clean and rich palate. Very good. No nutty or astringent bitterness. Silky vanilla flavor throughout. Excellent.

3.7
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Draft at the brewery. Cloudy honey amber colored body, with s thick, fine-bubbled tan head. Sweet and resinous pine sap hop nose, with some heavy fruity (sugar) and dough notes. Very malty, very full and rich and sweet, but also clean and crisp in the back. Oily in the finish, with some high bitterness but also some sticky, sweet pear and pine needle flavors. Finish is exceptionally sweet, that needs to be mentioned, with oily fruit sugars. Fresh flavor, overall, maybe some walnut and apple cider notes as well. Very interesting, and it’s always nice to have a one-hop beer, just to help get a better picture of the hop.

3.4
jredmond (8645) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. The pint glass reveals a dark orange/reddish body. Nice aroma. Smooth taste, very fresh. Liked this beer.

3.3
kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
From growler, one hour old. Pours a clear dark copper colored body under an off-white tight bubbled head with decent retention. Aroma is of crackery biscuity malt under a nice floral hoppiness, EKG for sure. A little light fruitiness as well. Flavor is moderately bitter up front that gets slightly more bitter towards the finish. Malt is fairly soft with fruity undertones. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with nice soft carbonation, not exciting, but hey, that’s the style. Overall, a nice session Bitter. I especially liked the fact that the hops tasted pretty green and fresh.

2.8
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
This one poured a golden color with a white head. Aroma was of grassy hops and pale malt. Flavor was similar, mild noble and some toast.

3.6
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 21, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. It pours golden with a white head. The aroma is overipe fruit and some citrusy hops. The flavor is potently bitter with some melon rind and grapefruit. Some mildly crackery malts. Very bitter finish. Kind of an odd beer, but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Definitely a hop forward ESB.

3.4
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2010
In short: A very smooth, fruity and moderately hoppy golden ale.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear golden body topped by a small off-white head with good lacing
In long: Nose of leafy hops and citrus fruits. In mouth the beer has a solid backbone of toasted cereals with a bit of caramel. Well balanced with leafy and citrusy hops. The bitterness is mild. A little fruit skin dryness at the end. This is a pretty decent session beer. Golding is not the most assertive type of hops around and that’s not the goal here. Another good beer from Selins Grove. I loved that place, he old historical house, the nice furniture and decoration, the professional service. This is classy brewpub. Not the type of place where you go to drink beer while watching naked women mud-wrestle a horny bear. But if you know of such a place please beermail me.

3.8
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 This is an extra hopped British style premium esb. Again those supremely intricate malts used step this beer up a lot. Awesome job, those British can’t even make their own beers right. Lawlerskates.


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