Winner of a Bronze Medal in the World Beer Cup, Blue Point’s ESB is a traditional English style ale made with 2-row pale and English crystal malt. The malt of this full-bodied ale is balanced by copious amounts of English hops. Both Kent Goldings and Fuggles are used to impart a rich hop taste. Crack open a fresh jug of ESB, slice off a piece of tasty Gouda, sit back, and enjoy this unapologetic, mouth-puckering bitter handcrafted ale
Nuffield (4080) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a lovely inch-thick head on a full pint--frothy on top but dense at the border with the slightly hazy, chestnut brown body. Wonderful aroma, like a strawberry "Orange Julius" drink (if you happen to know that old chain of frothy fruit-drink makers). First tastes are of quality hops, full and fragrant. But the body is watery thin, a massive disappointment, and as the beer warmed it provided a weak finish as well. (hand-pull cask at Gingerman, NYC)
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