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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Our ESB starts with a lightly fruity, mildly sweet aroma. This comes from the unique English yeast chosen for fermentation and from the UK Goldings hops used in conditioning (dry hops). The bitterness of the hops greets the palate first, but the taste carries on to well-rounded carmel/toffee/biscuit maltiness. Imported malts as well as hops were chosen for brewing, and the blance between them defines this delicious brew. The aftertaste lingers, continuing the interplay of sweet-fruity-bitter...

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2.2
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
Draf.t Amber/golden pour. This is a very brewpubby beer, the diacetly is mildly creeping through and it jsut tastes of house yeast.

3.4
deyholla (11604) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the brew pub. Pours a clear amber gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a light grassy note with a hint of grapefruit and a grain backing. Flavor has a good amount of bread with a note of citrus and floral hops.

3
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at the brewpub. Clear orange pour with minimal white head. Nose of earthy/grassy hop. Smooth but lighter palate. Earthy hop flavor, grassy, some caramel. Very well balanced.

3
drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2011
10/22/11. On tap at the brewpub. Clear dark golden pour with a small khaki head. Fruity, bready aroma with a touch of bitter hops. Bolder malt flavor with a big, grassy hop kick. Not too shabby.

3
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On tap at Vintage. Poured clear light-medium golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up fresh lemon zest and floral hoppage over honey and pale malts.. a little bit of green apple on the back.. not as good when it warmed up. The flavor found semi-sweet pale, bread, and honeyed malts at the core.. dry floral and earthy bitterness surrounded.. a touch of vegetal character on the back-end. Medium-bodied at most on the palate, and on the dry side.. OK feel and flow.

3.5
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Sampler flight on tap at Vintage Brewery (Madison, WI). Pours a rich amber golden hue, darker elements offer a good hazy body with frothy offwhite head atop that dies to a ring and laces ok. Aromas are touches of biscuits, toast, bready malts. Gentle growing dry bitter hops, earthy and floral slanted. Some gentle doughy yeast. Initial is lighter bodied overall with a distinct lemon grass element up frontzn dry floral and earthy hops offer some bitterness, quickly moving into some mellow toasty and bready malts. Lighter overall, some toast, some mellow sweetness, fairly crisp and clean, lighter bodied overall. A bit dry and bitter, light bodied. Pretty much enjoyed as far as a Bitter should go, a touch of girth puts it in the ESB range, I guess.. Solid.

2.8
nuplastikk (6277) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Draft. Unfiltered orange. Thin, oily head. Mellow, malty non-aroma. This one is pretty sub-par, some buttery tones, with some fruity English yeast flavors as well. Drinkable, but fails to capture the essence of the style.

3.5
Skyview (6056) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
On draught at the Vintage brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden amber colored brew with hint of copper highlights. Head is thick and slowly dissipating that leaves some excellent lacing. Aroma has a nice balance of fruity and citrus, a hint of cotton candy and multi-grain malt. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of dry roasted multi-grain malt, dried apples, with some mild bitterness. Finish is semi-dry and continues the mild bitterness with some biscuit malt aftertaste. A solid ESB throughout.

3.1
muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Draught pint at the brewpub, September 23rd. Lasting creamy head tops the light amber body - paler than most ESBs I’ve had...nose of toasty malts, light grassiness and, interestingly, blueberries - I kept nosing it for several minutes and yep, them blueberries never went away completely...woody, twiggy character dominates the body, like licking bark and with almost no corresponding sweetness - where’s the malt?...it does improve a bit over time - of course it was served a bit too cold - but 10 minutes really only opens up the nose and the body stays too stolidly dry and harsh...also just a bit on the thin side; average carbonation. Looked and smelled nice, but ultimately...ehhh.

3.6
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Draft pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, earthy and grains. Taste is very nice.


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