Style: ESB

ABV: 6.1 IBU: 30

92/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Roadmap Brewing Co Craven Cottage

What the brewers say

English malts, yeast and hops give subtle bitterness with toffee and malty characteristics.

What our panel thought

Copper pour with a firm off white head. Wonderful blend of malt and hops in the aroma. Across the nose, faint caramel with lingering floral bouquet; wonderful blend of malt and hops. On the palate, lovely herbal- and floral-hop flavors with an underlying caramel note; smooth, malty, rich, with woody-spicy hops and crisp bitterness. Slightly sweet finish. Strong, sweet malt flavors verge into brown ale territory; could use a bit more bitterness for balance. Classically English.

What our editors thought

Grape and pear esters with a subtle caramel note in the nose. The sip punches quick with a toasted nut and caramel strike that resolves into a rather strong bitter hop note. Mellows and rounds as it warms in the glass, but the woody bitterness lingers.

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