RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
organicbrew (1) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
very drinkable. might be my favorite from yards... close match between this and the IPA. aroma: nothing too special appearance: fine taste: delicious palate: good first sip, even better finish. overall: as a hop-lover, sometimes the IPAs can get tiresome. this is what I would consider a wonderful session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2301) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 16, 2013
Em liked this a lot. Soft for a bitter with delicate hopping. Good bitter but a bit off style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (8462) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3/28/13. Sampled during CBC 2013. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Mild caramel, apple, and black tea in the aroma, with some biscuit and bready aspects. Fruity flavor, apple and caramel, tea, bread, toast, and biscuits. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3/31/13. Easter Sunday pregame sitting in kitchen. Really pretty amber color. Doors blew off the shed again and I just took out the trash ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tschof (61) - - JUN 24, 2013
Great for a winter warmer. Really enjoy a 6 er of these while watching Philadelphia Flyers hockey! Not too heavy and great flavor to keep you going for 3 periods plus. Carmely and spruce notes in the finish but not overwhelming at all. Well balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Clear copper body with a tall creamy tan head.
Aroma: The aroma is fruity of apple with a caramel backing.
Taste: Light bitterness with apples and caramel through to the finish which is slightly dry with toasted malts.
Palate: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Very solid ESB. I wish I had tried this sooner, I will be buying it often now.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blaffey19 (5) - - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
Not crazy about ESA's on any level, but wanted to try this fairly local beer(I'm in south jersey). Pours pretty dark, very very rich malt aroma, you can pick up toasted barley. The head is fairly rich and a little off white. Consistency was pretty average. Bursts of rich toasty malt at first sip, finished with more barley and a long bitter finale that definitely lingers. If you're into extra special ales, you could certainly do a lot worse than this-but I'll stick to my APA's and IPA's ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ashkern (1) - - APR 28, 2013 does not count
One of the best ales I've had. Smooth and refreshing, and the flavor doesn't leave for wanting. --rated by smash on bb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
Extra specials arent really my thing, but this one works for me just fine. Bitter, not too thin, and a mild pleasant almost maple scent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with a medium, off-white head. Malty caramel and bread aroma with some nice floral and grassy hop notes. Caramel and bread malt flavors with a touch of nuttiness and a surprising amount of grassy and floral hop bitterness.

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