Barley Johns ESB
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40837) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13316) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10490) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7887) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5850) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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.

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