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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
Pours amber to hazzlenut brown with a creamy lasting of white head. Aroma of malt and bitterhops blend. Very low on carbonation. Dry blend of mainly malt and some bitterness, nutty. Finish is dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Lightly hazed amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy, some grassy, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, light grain, herbal. Light-medium body with light stickiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/23/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

hazy amber, creamy beige head, lots of drippy lace, light malt aroma, caramel malt flavor, light sweetness is well balanced by a light bitterness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SirADNielsen (8948) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/23/07: Pours an effervescent bright copper with a nicely-lacing web of white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malt with some faint English hops. Body starts with a nice light caramel malty sweetness and good lightly piny flavoring and bitter hops toward a crisp, balanced finish. A good ESB.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5981) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5969) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Draft @ Brewpub: Copper color, ruby, nice white head and great lacing. Nose of bright caramel and a sweet chewy mouthfeel. Balanced in every way, so it’s a nice drinker, but just doesn’t really explode anything out at you.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2007
RBSG 07 tap at brewpub. Pours a nice medium amber with a fluffy lasting off white head. Aroma is lightly sweet caramel malts, and good english floral hops but doenst get into the tannic tea-like quality- stays flowery and lightly sweet. Herbal and floral hop sin the flavor- hints of toffeeand nuts, caramel malts and a good clean bitterness. Solid ESB as expected.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4931) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
On tap at RBSG 07. An amber pour with an aroma of malt and light hops. A light malt flavor with a good hop bitter that grows on the back of your tongue. Slightly thin but good solid smooth mouthfeel. A good ESB.


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