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Steel Wheels ESB - Blue Mountain Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: argock on 09-05-2011)
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Photo of TongoRad
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

First off, the nose is very English in nature, and absolutely gorgeous. Lots of fruit comes out right away (berries and dried apple, primarily), but it's woven so beautifully with toasty malt, caramel, nuts, and a just enough floral hops to give it a certain lightness. The mouthfeel is moderately full and smooth, while there is just enough bitterness to keep things in check and not an iota more. Mostly caramel dominates the palate, but the finish is surprisingly dry (!!!), with the toasty malt and flowers lingering on the finish. Hell, yes! They got the finish right, and drinkability is off the charts! Everything about this beer is so harmonious and well put together. This has been a genuine pleasure to drink- I look forward to getting it again, and whatever else I can find by this brewery.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of matt_duthie
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of barczar
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%

Best by date of April, so... Aroma is fairly rich and malty, with toasted notes, caramel, and fruity specialty malt. There's a metallic note. Flavor reveals much more specialty malt fruitiness, accompanied by herbal hops, and spicy hop character. Bitterness is fairly subdued, which pleases my palate. Fruity character definitely dominates, but it's quite acceptable.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.96/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Pours a deep clear red amber with a medium long lasting thick beige head. Toasted caramel malt, grains, yeast and bready notes fill the nose, with some fruity notes and mild hops bitterness. A medium body with moderate carbonation, and mild sticky mouth feel on the palate. The finish is a combination of sweet toasted caramel malt, yeast fruity notes and mild bitterness on the end for balance. A very well made, balanced and tasty brew. drink some.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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2.08/5  rDev -45%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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Steel Wheels ESB from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.