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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pale brown and malty, this ale is an Extra Special Bitter, our version of a strong English bitter. Our E.S.B. is brewed with English malts and is dry hopped with Kent Golding hops, imparting a pronounced hop finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2003
I had the Bay State ESB, im not 100% sure this is the same thing. Dark copper color with good lace. Aroma is a nice but weak blend of hops and fruity malts. Finishes fairly bitter, like most of theirs its ok, but boring.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Cask conditioned, hand drawn sample:
Aroma was fruity and hoppy, very pleasing to the nose. Color was a deep cloudy tan. Flavor started off with a subtle hoppyness that opened up into a strong bitter with a long linger. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Dark amber with a small white head, good lacing. Aroma is light, mostly citrusy hops, with a slight maltiness in the back. Flavor starts malty & a little sweet, then ends with a good, long hoppiness. Very creamy and thick feeling in the mouth. Quite well balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2002
This almost seemed like the IPA with a bit more malt. Not really an ESB in my opinion.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2002
Bitter but not too bitter. Creamy texture, very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2004 Cask at NERAX '02: Biscuity flowers in the aroma, hazy almost orange color, Nice bitter full finish. I could drink this all night, which I guess is the point.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyBGoode99 (4) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2002 does not count
If you like the bitter stuff, you’ll like this. Not as good as Ipswich Ale though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budguy2142 (24) - USA - JAN 30, 2002
Nice and bitter, good ESB. Not for everyone though.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2002
pleasantly bitter, a very nice beer, but I’m not sure that it is worth $5 for a pint.


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