Belk's ESB - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
A: Golden amber with a 2-inch beige head that retains for a while. Lots of bubbles on the bottom of the glass.
S: Very floral, with spicy black pepper notes.
T: Hop bitterness with a lot of florals and some black pepper.
M: Spicy black pepper tingle on the tongue accompanies thick mouthfeel and average carbonation.
O: Good beer. I like the black pepper notes a lot- that's not something I've really tasted in beer before. I really enjoy the spicy tingle in the mouthfeel, and I'd love to try more beers with similar characteristics.
10-03-2013 22:34:17 | More by Botulizard
British Columbia (Canada)
3.98/5 rDev +5%
Anderson Valley 'Belks ESB' @ 6.8% , served from a couple of 350 ml bottles purchased for $3
A-pour is a pale gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a small off white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint glass
S-big floral on the initial smell
T-clean and crisp , malty with a good dose of hops for a dry finish
MF-low/mild carbonation , full bodied , not an overpowering bitersweetness on the palate , seems to linger
Ov-ok/good beer , interesting take on an English style beer
09-05-2013 04:19:43 | More by LampertLand
4.26/5 rDev +12.4%
A: Copper, virtually no carbonation, small white particles floating all throughout it, 3 fingers of slightly yellowish head.
S: British malts, molassis, grass, apple sauce, dull British hops, grass, dried hay, phenols, yeast.
T: All the qualities mentioned above of an ESB, but includes citrus hops, dull lengthy dull bitter British hop finnish. Light sweetness. Good yeastiness .
M: Medium, bready, somewhat resinous body, low carbonation.
O: A delicious and authentic ESB. Great to see a US company do this so well. I like the additional citrus hoppyness. Makes it slightly American, slightly modern. Would go well with British pub foods.
07-19-2013 14:10:52 | More by patre_tim
4.2/5 rDev +10.8%
Amber orange color with a two finger head with medium retention and leaving some laces. Delicious citric aroma of grapefruit, oranges and slightly toasted malts. Nice bitter and citric taste. Flavor of grapefruit, sweet malt with hints of peppery yeast, earthy hops and burnt italian bread crust. Dry with a long last bitter aftertaste. Light body with perfect carbonation. 6.8% ABV is completely hidden. This Belk's ESB version gave me the impression to be better than the previously named Boont ESB, probably due to the fact this is much fresher. Anyway, not sure I was lucky, but I tasted an excellent beer, flavorful, balanced, quite assertive and pleasant to drink. An American interpretation of an English ESB, and in my opinion, very well done.
07-18-2013 01:00:23 | More by FLima
3.76/5 rDev -0.8%
This beer seemed to be very carbonated, I poured it into a standard pint glass and had to put on the brakes about two-thirds of the way through as the head was getting very tall very quickly. I finished the pour once it calmed down a bit.
Aroma is mellow, you pick up the grains and some hop, but not a lot. This is also the case with the taste; smooth, malty, grainy with a solid bitterness but not a lot of floral or citrus hop character. This is a heavier beer than I expected with significant body.
06-25-2013 04:35:41 | More by WyNG
Belk's ESB from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.