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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our first ever and most beloved brew, ESA helped establish a following for cask-conditioned beer in the United States back in the ‘90s. East Kent Golding hops give this English style ale a subtle spiciness, which compliments its strong malt backbone. Hints of chocolate and caramel round out this deep chestnut colored ale. Floral, earthy, smooth.

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3.4
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours a lovely rich amber hue. Soft carbonation under a loose foamy head. The beer itself is clear with no haze.
A nice aroma of complex malts with sutble nuances of caramelized malts. Hop bouquet of earthy and woody notes.
There is a nice pronounced malt character here that is rather complex in it’s additoode.
Hops are lightly present, bringing up the rear with a sutble earthy bite.
A medium body beer that’s smooth and well rounded. It’s a bit dry with a slight bitter after taste.
Classic tasting beer that’s loaded with style.

3.1
joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle to English pint. Pours deep amber, two finger head, moderate lacing. Nose is earthy, fruity. Taste is toasty sweet, earthy bitterness typical of English hops. Medium body, light carbonation, fruity mouth feel. Finishes with notes of toasty malts, dark fruits and an earthy floral little bitter tang at the end. Decent brew.

3.4
stevoj (5746) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Cask offering at O’Neal’s Pub. The cask variety adds an element of sourness to the normally bitter nature of this beer. Nice woody, dried fruit aroma, more dried fruit in the taste. This is more of a sipper, bringing to mind dubbels and sours. Nice!

2.7
grundsow (141) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Disappointing. Extra dull, just nothing special about this beer. Bland, not hoppy, watered-down taste.

2
Tatar (5) - - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
Hand drawn pour it has a caramel color, roasty but a light coffee flavor, malt aroma with a sweetness on the back of the tongue.

3.3
DrinkinWell (389) - - JAN 16, 2014
Pours brown with thick head. Malty, bready, slight bitterness. Aromas are malt, subtle vanilla, and hint of caramel. Decent ale.

3.7
can8ianben (1583) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Caramel-y sweet with a earthy British bitter finish. Brown in color with a foamy white head.

3
DCLawyer (2920) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle->nonic. Lite amber with big frothy offwhite head. A: caramel malt, bread, oats. T: roasted malt, spice, sweet bread. Some metallic notes spoil the show.

3.4
jrodooo5 (1727) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Crazy foamy pour that took forever to diminish - not sure if that’s standard. It has a nice malty aroma with just a hint of bitterness which is quite true tot the taste. It has an excellent light and creamy mouthfeel. A solid beer overall!

3
BARRYBEERBARON (25) - USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle. Good beer-not as good as yards pale ale but not bad. Would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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