Anvil Ale ESB - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
4.24/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22 oz bottle poured into a Nonic
5.5% ABV, Bottled on 06/13/13
A - Pouring mostly clear this tarnished copper beer rests quietly below a tall ivory foam that cakes the Nonic in lacing.
S - AleSmith captures smooth maltiness throughout the aroma, focusing on caramel and toffee nuances with toasted wheat bread crust undertones. Uniqueness, straying from the classic, comes through the use of American hops; citrus and soft pine accent the finish of this beer.
T - Anvil ESB remains malt forward at first, with toast and toffee flakes quickly shifting to American hoppiness that's balanced but forward for an ESB, lingering with lemon rind and soft pine cone.
M - Smooth and soft on the palate this ESB has a excellent level of carbonation, which allows the beer to finish out with a rather clean and balanced hop bitterness.
O - Anvil ESB is an interesting take on the style from AleSmith, incorporating a complex English malt profile with subtle but clearly American hops. Nice and drinkable, Anvil ESB finishes smooth!
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2013 14:42:57 | More by BeerFMAndy
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Swung by local bbq and craft beer joint, bobbique, for some lunch and a pint. Served in a glass mug. Brew is transparent brown w a thin creamy almost tan head. Nose is malt forward with a really nice crystallized malt caramel thing going on in the taste. A bit toasted. Easy drinker really nice example of the style, but on the earthier side of the spectrum. I wouldn't expected less earth and more hop from alesmith.
Serving type: on-tap
07-15-2014 17:10:51 | More by cosmicevan
3.8/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a modified tulip at 50deg.
A - Caramel colored, clarity is nice, light thin topping of white froth.
S - Tones of warm dark fruit, burnt sugar, and warm wheat toast.
T - Caramel, brown sugar, a hint of floral at the end.
M - Uniform coating that lingers for some time. The carbonation is low giving the mouth feel a slickness.
O - I find the offering a little thick, the flavor is complex, and the balance is wonderful
I will revisit and report back.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2014 21:49:52 | More by SABERG
Anvil Ale ESB from AleSmith Brewing Company
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