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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
We craft our ESB – or Extra Special Bitter – to be a deliciously sturdy ale that’s dead-on true to its English heritage. Full-bodied, with a classic toasty malt palate throughout, our ESB finishes fresh and hoppy. Carbonated lightly, and poured via a slow pour tap, Brown’s ESB is an outstanding example of one of Britain ’s finest gifts to civilization.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2007
on tap-pours a diminishing off whit head and amber color. Aroma is English hops, medium malt. Taste is bitter English hops-spicy, woody, medium malt-caramel, fruity. Medium body. Grainy mouth feel. Nice. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
Tap at HDG. Light amber colour and a thin but persistent beige head. Low aroma, sweet toffee and brown malt. Caramel a touch of toast and light chocolate. Earthy hops but with low aroma and bitterness. Sweet palate. As the beer warms, the hops pick up a bit, but it’s more light brown than ESB... I preferred the pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Tap at TAP NY: Pours a copper color with a thin bubbly head. Earthy hop aroma with a rolled oat character; crisp. Thin body with a subdued hop flavor. There’s not enough malt to fill out the body either. The finish is a light bitterness. This is a more aromatic than flavorful ESB. Not too great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2005 Tap @ brewpub: overly carbonated amber body with a hoppy aroma with caramel. Flavor is the same, finishes bitter and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Not too bad, had this on tap at the brew house in Troy. It’s only slightly bitter, but it’s very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Beautiful amber color with a white head that elaves a thick lacing on the glass. Taste is slightly bitter with, strangely enough, a lemon character. There is very little carbonation, which does not suit my tastes, as it leaves it with a lifeless watery body.

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