RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A classic, well balanced ESB brewed with traditional East Kent Golding and Fuggles hops. There is a big, fierce earthy hop bite complemeted by a well rounded, flavorful and malty body. A very bright beer with a rich, deep amber appearance. A Pub favorite for over 18 years!

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HonusWagner (2248) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2017
More solid brewpub fare. This is a supremely easy to drink bitter that would probably go great washing down a burger. Nice mild herbal and grassy hops with solid flavor and bitterness.

biirusaikou (2705) - - JAN 4, 2016
Draught at the brewpub. Toffee and grassy hops with a mild bitter edge, not much else, fairly simple and boring. Another of their classic European recipes.

Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Enjoyed a pint of this beer on tap at the Vermont Pub in Burlington. The beer had a cloudy full amber-orange color with an average-sized foamy white head with modest retention, cling and lacing. Its aroma had a strong grainy bitter effect with some earthy and citrus notes and a bit of yeast and a touch of malt. It was a strongly bitter grainy beer with some pine and earthy flavors as well, and a slight sour effect. The beer was somewhat wet and filling with average carbonation and a thicker mouthfeel.

Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a glossy hazy orange with a slight transparency running about it. Slim white bar pour’s kind of head coats the top. The smell had that sweet ESB-ish apple I normally associate with the style with an undercarriage of glazed of caramel malts to balance nicely. The taste was there enveloping the prior flavors to balance. There’s barely any aftertaste nor finish but that’s okay given it’s an ESB. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs smooth to give off a nice creamy texture typically associated with the style. Overall, as an ESB it works and I wouldn’t mind having again with some fish n’chips.

jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 5, 2015
From cask, 16oz glass, at brewpub

Aroma: subtle hops

Appearance: amber, off white head, much lacing

Taste: light bitter

Palate: medium body, soft carbonation

Overall: A pretty good ESB. Very soft mouthfeel. Well balanced. Not too hoppy or bitter. Good beer to pair with food.

Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2015
New England Bucket List Trip #130. Keg at the brewpub. Pours a clear copper with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt, dark fruits. The taste is toffee, toasted malt, caramel, dark fruits. Medium bodied, well balanced, refreshing.

Braudog (6900) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Rusty copper. Started with quite the "homebrew" impression, tasting like too much extract. But it does settle a little and becomes passable, but still mostly caramel syrup. (#8508, 10/9/2014)

AdamChandler (5206) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
burnt orange appearance. Minimal aroma. not a lot going on. Cream and some rhubarb acidity, sticky toothpaste weirdness with a lot of birch wood and some tobacco.

mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
[5292-20130428] Tap. Mild grain aroma. Slightly hazy, golden amber body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Bitter old leaf flavour has a lingering grainy aftertaste. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(@ brewpub, Burlington, VT)

Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
On tap @ the brew pub. Pours a clear golden amber color with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of grain, citrus, and Belgian spice. Taste is sour citrus, caramel, and a light grassy hop bitterness.

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