Anvil Ale ESB - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 524 | Reviews: 306 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Naerhu:
4.38/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Reviewed this again on 27Jan05
Consistent results with initial review, only this time the floral notes on the aroma struck me as more pronounced. I also kicked the taste, mouthfeel and drinkability a half point each to 4.5 (which would be an average of the new and old scores).
Initially reviewed 13Dec03
This was an extraordinarily nutty beer, and otherwise reminded me of Fullers ESB. Amber copper opaque body with a thin head and amazing lace. Hop flavor is to complementary to the nut-bread malt back bone and not as bracing as many other reviewers state. The thin creamy carbonation was delightful. This was a great brew, had at fathers office in Santa Monica. Went wonderfully with food, but had enough personality to love on its own.
Serving type: on-tap
12-13-2003 01:40:00 | More by Naerhu
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.