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Anvil Ale ESB - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

522 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 522
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 39
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-10-2002)
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Reviews by JayTheFinn:
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JayTheFinn

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was delighted to find this one at the Cap N' Cork in Los Angeles since I'd never tried an Alesmith product before, but had heard very good things about them.

Pours out a nice solid golden orange with a quickly evaporating white head. Very little bubbles.

Smells orangey. It was a general citrus scent, but orange popped out most in my mind.

The taste that first hits you is that citrusy orangey flavor, then a smokey characteristic creeps up in the end.

Feels absolutely smooth in the mouth with almost no carbonation noticeable.

Quite a drinkable number, though it might be a little too sweet for some.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2006 22:54:50 | More by JayTheFinn
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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.
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Anvil Ale ESB from AleSmith Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.