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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Extra Special Bitter; brewed in the traditional English style, with house ale yeast and English hops.

2009 California State Fair – SILVER
1998 World Beer Championship – BRONZE


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Nice and hoppy. Citrus and lots of hops. Not a whole lot else to it, but it tasted decent enough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Tap at Meridian Pint. Clear light amber. 360 lace. Nose is fruity, small lemon, soap, toffee malt and whole grain toast. Taste is nutty, minerally. Sharp bitterness. Small tea flavor. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 7, 2012
On draft at Bear Republic. Clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasty malt, toffee and some herbal scents. Flavor is rich toasty malt mostly with a medium to low hop bitterness and some fruity esters. Medium body with average carbonation. Great beer for the style, lots of toasty malt but not overly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnoel09 (416) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Sampler at the brewpub. Caramel color. Aroma is biscuity. Flavor is biscuity with light caramel malt sweetness and mild bitterness. Solid ESB, but nothing spectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 Draft at brewery, light to medium copper. Very good ESB flavor solid bitterness, balanced flavor. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2011
Apricots and strawberries and little bitterness. Again BR aims for an English style beer and falls short. Better than the Endevour, but a bit too sweet for my likely. More balanced and restrained than the Endevour. Not bad, would have again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (3197) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Last BR brew of the night. Amber pour with some tan head. Woody, earthy and bitter hop aroma. Flavor has some sweet malt influence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1822) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap) Half-finger of lightly tan head; rich coppery brown color with really nice lacing. Hoppy and malty; earthy; rich; lightly sweet and a little dank hoppiness actually in the aroma. Great hoppiness (which surprised me and doesn’t quite match up with some of the other reviews); bit piney and earthy; balanced really well, though and had a more roasted tasting malt in the finish. Medium to thicker; rich and full; nice carbonation; a little creamy. Really enjoyable, and lower abv makes this a great session brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Aroma floral and lightly caramelly with some light fruity notes. Flavor lightly toasty but very juicy with bready notes and plenty of balancing hops. Not a whole lot of excitement I guess, but just a nice, ya know, beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a clear deep orange with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, light fruits, caramel malt, toasted malt. Flavor of grainy, toasted malt with a fruity, sweet finish. Pretty decent ESB and certainly very drinkable. Well done! 7/4/7/4/14 [3.6/5]


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