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Barley Johns ESB
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This Bitter's "Extra Special" comes in the form of toasted malt - just a touch to enhance the biscuit tones in the malt. Light to moderate hop profile and a touch of sweetness to balance, this pale/orange British ESB lands right between our Bitter and IPA for an enjoyable refreshing ale.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Tap @ Barley Johns. Pours a clear, dark golden appearance with a cream colored head and nice lacing. Strange fruity, caramel, lightly grainy aroma. Creamy, dull fruity (cherry?), earthy, herbal flavor. Really tasted off to me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbfobes (2334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2012
On tap at GTWM, pours a clear dark amber with a thin head, the aroma is of biscuits and some light malt, the flavor is pretty much one note with a lot of bread and some malt and slight caramel, really nothing over the top with this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2805) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
On tap at GTMW - Pours hazy brown with a thin brown head. Nose is malty and bready, Taste is same, with not hopes and wave after wave of light bread malt. One-note, but tasty and easy-drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2012
On tap at BJ, this was a definitely favorite of mine, as going into it I didnt expect a hop bomb but instead a nice easy drinking well balanced clean beer which would be excellent if sold in bottles.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6842) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy deep copper pour with a sticky white head. Crackers, biscuit, dusty caramel malts - nice hop balance but more malt forward.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6134) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
8/11/12. GTMW. Nice light amber pour with a solid khaki head. Aroma of bread, toast, and crackers with hints of rich, earthy hoppiness. Nice flavor with light caramel, bread, toast, and more of that rich hoppiness. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Had this at the All Pints North festival in Duluth, MN. This had the usual caramel notes as well as a light caramel taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluemooner (636) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Pours a deep amber hue with meaium beige head. Aroma is toasty with notes of grain and caramel. Flavor is malt, grain, caramel, nuts, grass, and toast. Medium body with medium carbonation. A very enjoyable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2011
on tap at the brewery pours light amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is toasted malts, very bready. Flavor is fairly light nuts and toasted gain with a nice noble hop bite in the finish. Very clean and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1946) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Tap at Barley Johns. Pour is amber orange with kahki off white head that is sticky. Aroma is citrus and malt with grass as well. Taste is smooth and subtle bitterness with a smooth malty bitter finish. Palate is thin to medium mouthfeel and finishes chaulky. Another solid drinker!


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