Anvil Ale ESB - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dope:
3.95/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: A super deep ruby red pour, almost mahogany. Large dense light tan head sits on top. Fades pretty slowly, leaving some nice etching on the glass.
S: Caramel and toasted bread. Quite nutty, not unlike a brown ale. Floral with a bit of pine underneath it seems. Maybe even a little grass?
T: Nice nutty caramel up front along with the pine and the grass. Fades into toasted malt flavors.
M: A bit thin, this IS only 5.5%
O: Nice ESB, perhaps the best one I've had. Nutty and toasty like a brown, hoppy like an EPA, all while coming in at only 5.5%.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2012 02:30:47 | More by Dope
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
87 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.