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Belk's ESB - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

532 Ratings
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88
very good

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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 18
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-25-2001

Inspired by the classic “Bitters” from Great Britain, our Belk’s ESB is an innovative take on the style. With a deep, golden hue and big malty foundation, the spicy, herbal hop aromas and crisp, bitter bite give a West Coast flair to this classic recipe.

Formerly Boont ESB.
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Ratings: 532 | Reviews: 357
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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

Unbalanced. Too sweety-malty. Leads too sweet, becomes cloying by halfway through the pint. Wouldn't order again.

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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Ale pours a nice yellow amber hue with frothy white head and fantastic lacing. Nose of light
earthy/floral hops and light sweet malts. Taste is much like the nose with sweet malts up front
and light bittering hops to the rear with light alcoholic warmth coming through on the finish.
Very nice, but not as well balanced as most English ales of the same style. Almost imperial for
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Belk's ESB from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.