Anvil Ale ESB - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 524 | Reviews: 306 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DoubleJ:
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
According to AleSmith, this was the first beer they brewed. I've never had an ESB of any brand, and I think it's time I have one. On to the beer:
It's a reddish orange in color, but the head is barely adequate. Enjoyable smell of crisp, fresh hops and a bit of chocolate and caramel are picked up by the nose. Taste is both fruity and hoppy, but more bitter than hoppy. Peach flavor can be traced, and has a yeasty finish. By the feel of the beer, I would have guessed it was English, so props to AleSmith for that. Pretty good stuff, though the style doesn't blow me away.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2007 18:10:33 | More by DoubleJ
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.