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Big River River Pilot ESB
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Brewed by Big River Brewing Co (Canada)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Richmond, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   ABV: -
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This copper beauty has a creamy off-white head with splendid hop and malt aroma. This Extra Special Bitter has a flavour that is rich, smooth, and balanced. Kissing the palate with malt and a dry hop finish, pleasantly holding until your next sip.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2006
(Draught) Sampled on November 23rd, 2006 at the brewpub. Thin white foamy head with a deep orange body. Great full aroma and a ctirus hoppy nose. More like an EPA? Same English malt base with a very smooth texture. Low pressure creamer tap pours a lovely head and texture. A VERY drinkable ale and due for higher ratings!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sitronbus (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2006
Excellent ESB. Clear dark amber ale. Good lacing. Medium bodied. Lovely crystal malt taste with citrus hops. Citrus nose.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanratty (36) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Copper, amber - orange; rocky white head. Great hoppy nose . Fruity & bitter. Lovely citrus notes with buttescotch & grapefuit. Wow! And there is a bowling alley with hosers right over there!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2006
Hazy dark amber ale with a thin light moka head. Nice bready malt with smooth floral hops and treacle notes in aroma. In mouth, smooth caramel malt light lingering bitterness from hops, with citrus notes and a meium body. A good ESB. Merci, JM!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2005
Clear copper colour with rocky off white head. Strong grapefuit nose. Dry bitter grapefruit taste with lingering hop after tase.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2005
From a 650 ml bottle, thanks BeerPrince. Dark amber-orange coloured with a thin yellow head. Light crystal malt and a touch of sweet aroma. Light woody hops and an overpowering celery salt aroma. Flavour is pretty bland and quite vegetal. Perhaps better at the brewery, but this bottle is quite poor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
Pours a beautiful bright glowing copper,small just off white head,Nose is hops...that is cool,it might be good. On taste:an authentic ESB! and that is good.this is a ESB thats starts just for a micro secound..sweet.then malt and hops, Good ESB from a company that deserves way more credit then I have given them so far!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2005
Copper colour. Fruity-hoppy aroma (blackberry, cherry) with a hint of toasty malt. Palate shows woody hop flavours and a moderate, appetizing bitterness. The woody finish is long rather than dry.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
Deep amber in color with a nice cascade hop aroma. Bit of a malt flavour but mostly just straight up bitterness which is rather harsh even though it’s not overly bitter, was still pretty decent though.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2003
Nice amber colour with little head. Little nose but the flavour was nice and hoppy. Probably the best beer I had from the taster pack.


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