Anvil Ale ESB - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 522 | Reviews: 306 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mickeymac:
4.38/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nice copper color with a small but appropriate head for the style. The smell is malty with a nice hop background. Everything comes together nicely in the taste, which has currents of toasted bread and just a bit of fruity flavor. The malt flavor is well balanced when the hops hit the back of the tongue on the way down. It has a wonderful creamy feel and is profoundly drinkable. Who'd have thought that guys out of San Diego would be able to hold their own with the boys from Fuller's?
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2002 15:46:39 | More by mickeymac
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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.