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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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!

3.7
   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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3334) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2004 Deep amber,off white head. Light carmel malt nose.Front is light malt with medium strength long hop finish.This is their best beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Excellent, one of the best brews from Big River. Tried this one at a beer festival and would like to visit the pub and have one there. I will update my notes when I do. At the festival I wrote down that the Big River ESB is strong in both malt and hop arenas, thus creating a lovely taste sensation that is balanced through and through. I’d like for more local brewpubs to make good ESB.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
Draught at the brewpub
Amber color, creamy head. The aroma has quite good hops, fruity, mild. Good toffee flavor, medium body structure, strong hopping, well aromatic, oily, a bit fruity and resiny too. Long final, in which the nutty bitterness rises. Finally, a beer in this pub showing some good hops.

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.

3.5
   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
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2009
Always tastes like more sometimes too many more)! Goes well with most any food (well, at least any pub food at the Big River)and also by itself.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2520) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pretty solid overall and leaning hoppy for the style. Nice amber color and bitterness. Enjoyable.


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