RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A British style Extra Special Bitter named after brewer Brian O'Reilly's grandfather, one of the first legal homebrewers in the United States. Brewed with British Chocolate Caramel and Pale malt, East Kent Golding and Styrian Goldings hops. Medium bodied, copper/amber in color.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3/2/13 - 10 oz draft at Champs, Altoona. Pours clear, brown/red with an off white, thin head. Mild notes of caramel and toffeee with some early hop notes. Lots of caramel and biscuit, bread and some toffee, rather bitter with it lingereing well into the after. Earthy, grassy hop notes present. Not bad. Big mouth feel. nice fruit character when warmed up.


3.5
kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Tap. Pours a clear light brown body with a wispy beige head. The nose and flavor are fairly in step, toasty and husky, nicely dry, light bitterness. Just a slight grainy note on the finish. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty solid ESB.

3.8
Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Sample from the brewery. Pours a clear light reddish brown. White head. Aromas of toasted nuts and bread. Light caramel. Taste is light bitterness. Semi sweet. Really great ESB.

3.6
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Pretty damn good for style, and great on cask as well, which makes for bonus points. Light citrus and a great malt backbone. Crisp and light bitter finish. Very sessionable. Cask at Churchkey.

3.7
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours amber with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, bready malts, pine, caramel, light grassy hops, and some light tofeee. Taste is about the same as the aroma with a semi creamy mouthfeel and slightly bitter, medium finish. Overall, a tasty, drinable ESB.

3.5
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2015
This poured a light amber color with a white head. Aroma was of.grassy hops, light biscuit and caramel. Flavor similar, moderate bitterness, perfectly balances and carbed. I Love sly fox.

3.5
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Cask at Churchkey. Leftovers provided by Travlr. Thanks! Poured a clear dark amber color, still translucent, bubbly head that dissipated relatively quickly. Aroma was light nutty caramel notes. Flavor was about the same, nutty caramel, some bitter malt notes.

3.8
Travlr (26075) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Cask at Churchkey. Clear deep bright golden amber color, big fluffy large bubble head with good retention. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is crisp, clean burnt caramel.

3.5
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-12-12 - Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Pours a light brown-orange color with a one finger white head. The head fades fast to leave a persistent film and a lighter amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma is light and consists of a bready aroma with hints of a caramel sweetness. Mixed with these small are also a very light aroma of an earthy and pine nature. Taste – The taste begins of a buttery flavor and hints of roasted malt and caramel sweetness. As the taste moves on the sweetness fades while the roast intensifies. Toward the end hop flavors of a pine and earthy nature start coming to the tongue. While they start out rather light, at the end they grow more intense and when mixed with the nice roasted flavors, a pleasant bitter roasted taste is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is above average in terms of it creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is rather average. It is quite nice for the style with the bitter hops, buttery and roasted flavors really given the chance to shine. Overall –A pretty easy drinking and flavorful ESB with a nice creamy body and f

3.2
NikkTwist (3343) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark amber pour with a large frothy off-white head. Big earthy hops. Toasted whole wheat bread. Hops clearly trump malt here. Feels more like a full IPA than an ESB.

3.2
boxofrane (2559) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear amber with a small white head. The aroma has a breadiness, some grain. The taste is medium bitter with a sweet amber ale style finish.


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