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Anvil Ale ESB - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

563 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 563
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 42
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
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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A: Pours deep hazelnut ruby brown with a creamy light brown head that settles and laces well.

S: Roasted malt, a bit bready and earthy, and a touch of toffee.

T: Bready malt, a bit earthy, a little toffee, some light coffee, subtle fruitiness, and a touch of light citrus hop and roasted malt bitterness .

M: On the heavier side of medium body with moderate carbonation, quite smooth.

O: Maybe not quite what I expected, but not bad.

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Anvil Ale ESB from AleSmith Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.