14'ER ESB - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by alehopman:
2.33/5 rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Deep gold color, unlike alot of ESB's I've tasted which are more on the amber side. High carbonation, 2 finger head which collapsed only slightly in nonic glass. Smell is very honeyish/sweet. I understand the hops in this one to be Fuggles (one of my faves) and Buillion, a seldom - used hop. The taste is simply off-putting at the very least. English Bitter is my style but this one misses the mark big time. Bitter is one thing but harsh is another. It seems an almost vegetal flavor quickly overcomes the initial sweetness through in the middle and in the finish. Virtually no Fuggles aroma or flavor in this one. I think the Buillion won out and this makes this ESB a looser. One of the worst ESB's out there IMHO.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2008 17:18:17 | More by alehopman
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3.63/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and some large webs of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of caramel malts in the nose along with notes of orange citrus hops and hints of yeast.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a light amount of bitterness, which particularly lingers through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit chewy on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: I found this beer quite flavorful and interesting compared to other beers in the style. It’s easy to drink and quite sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2012 23:56:38 | More by metter98
14'ER ESB from Avery Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.