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Barrier Antagonist ESB
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3338) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
Miles, Brooklyn tap ($6): Pours light brown with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is earth, toffee, and bread. Taste is earthy malts with a slight hop bite. Not too much going on in the taste, but what is happening is quite good. Great bready aftertaste. Very slight bitterness. Extremely easy to drink. It would be excessively easy to down a great number of these. A good foray into this style for Barrier.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (2767) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
The aroma is caramel, light spicy hops. The appearance is deep amber, white head. The flavor is caramel, toffee, light soap, english hops. Thje finish is light hoppiness, lingering sweetness. Light to medium in body. This is a good representation of the style. This style doesn’t get a lot of love, but these guys brew these English styles in a competent fashoin, no defects, skunk, diacetyl, etc. Decent for this underappreciated style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Growler from Whole Foods UWS, 07/14/2013. Pours clear, brilliant garnet color, thin white fizzy head, small ring of lacing around my glass. Aroma of dark bread, roast nut, caramel, light pine hop character. Taste is decidedly more hop character, big earthy pine, heavy toasted grain, nice toffee notes with long bitter finish. Medium body, some oiliness from the hops. Pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bob_w (293) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Good clarity, moderate head that dissolves quckly, rich dark amber color with a touch of red highlight. Grainy malt aroma, a bit of yeasty tang in the nose. Nice grainy malty flavor, without too much bitterness. a touch grainy in the finish, but a pretty nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3849) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012
Location: Draft at Mission Dolores, 9/8/12

Aroma: This one has a nose of caramel, bread, nuts, and toffee
Appearance: It pours a clear dark orange color, coating white head/lace
Flavor: The taste of this one is medium sweet, mostly malt, and has a light spice hop
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a tingly feel, and a mildly dry finish to it
Overall Impression: This one was a solid amd drinkable ESB with a enough of a hop backing to provide some balance to this malt-heavy beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5295) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Draft at pony with Andrew and Feng. Pours a deep reddish amber bkey with no head. Aroma is light fresh pine hop. MOuthfeel is medium, crisp with notes of pine, spicy hops, grain and light fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2209) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Draught from Eastern District. Pours reddish brownish. Creamy head. Light malts and caramel aroma and toffee, mild hops and soil

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Pouring at TAP NY. Pours a clear gold and brown with a large white head. Toast, light hops and crackers. Big and toasty, crisp malt. Smooth toast and malt. Long caramel and earthy hop bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1965) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Cask. Malty with slight hops. Carmel, toffee and honey. Nothing special IMO

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Growler from the brewery. Surprisingly strong alcohol quality for the style. Rather bread yeasty upfront with a strong hop finish. Not my favorite Barrier offering so far.


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