Anvil ESB | AleSmith Brewing Company

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3.89/5
Very Good
680 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 03-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,050
Reviews:
333
Ratings:
680
pDev:
10.54%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
62
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 680 |  Reviews: 333
Photo of sharpski
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FritzSteinhoff
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alwaysplayin
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGuyWhoBrokeBad
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redgoatman
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NonicPanic
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nebula1999
3.09/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of moundbz
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zp6167a
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of delta490
3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep copper, slightly cloudy, with a thin medium-light tan head. The aroma and the taste are both light, faintly malty with a hint of fruit. Both are pretty mild for the style, not particularly robust. The taste has slightly more oomph. The body is a little thin, too but not as much as the flavor and smell.

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Photo of 57md
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark copper with a thin layer of head. The body is a touch thin for the style. Slightly sweet maltiness leads the way in the flavor profile. The finish is slightly drier.

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Photo of ahbithwabm
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.12/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattmarka1
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rdoggg
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear amber with a solid head. The aroma is very bready, almost like fresh dough, with a solid background of cedar. The flavor is rich at first, filled with decadent but subtle chocolate, brown bread, yeast, butterscotch, and cream. The slight hop presence saunters in at the end. The creamy, joyous mouthfeel pulls the whole beer together. This is a great beer, perfect when you want to dive into a creamy cloud of hearty goodness.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ta_hagen
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kylemif
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Anvil ESB from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 680 ratings