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Anvil Ale ESB - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

551 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 42
Gots: 22 | 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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Photo of justintcoons
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Deep amber with 1 finger of creamy, off-white head. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, raisin, and brown bread.

Taste
Biscuit and caramel maltiness. Touches of brown sugar, raisin, and Tootsie Roll.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, smooth, clean, and refreshing.

Overall
Simple, delicate, and masterfully balanced. Cheers!

justintcoons, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of jzlyo
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

jzlyo, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Modernrickk, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

shelby415, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Fuzzycuffs, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

gelasin, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of cosmicevan
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

cosmicevan, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

DavidHume, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

milkbone_underwear, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BillBarker, Jul 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

mikepcarney, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

sillyhed8, Jul 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

ffshore545, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Ilovebeer1549, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

KAF, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

n2pux, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Joshmistake, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Evan, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

danxbar, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

wrightst, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

KidsDoc, May 31, 2014
Photo of SABERG
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Cheers all

SABERG, May 28, 2014
Anvil Ale ESB from AleSmith Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.