Anvil Ale ESB - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by hyuga:
4.63/5 rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very nice looking beer here. Dark reddish brown with a nicely sized off-white head. Leaves lots of lace, and head retention is pretty decent. The aroma features floral hops galore along with a healthy dose of biscuity and grainy malt. Quite nice. The flavors are even more impressive. Starts off with just a little bitterness, then goes to a nice biscuity maltiness. In the middle, the bitterness returns, showing more hop character. It's oily/resiny and slightly leafy. The leafiness increases in the back and in the aftertaste. Malt is a little sweet and grainy in places. The mouthfeel is very nice and smooth. Finishes with a final stroke of bitterness. One excellent ESB right here! Grab it if you can!
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2003 05:25:17 | More by hyuga
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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 522 ratings.