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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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An English-style Extra Special Bitter (ESB). The perfect pub pint to share with your mates. Public Ale’s name is an ode to a sessionable style that not only has been commonly found in English public houses for centuries, but can be enjoyed today by everyone within our Community. ​ ESB was originally brewed by the English brewery Fuller, Smith & Turner of London (Fuller’s ESB) in the mid 20th century as a winter ale. At Community Beer Company we appreciate this timeless, quaffable beer style and will bring it to you year round as our “Public Ale.” In reverence to the best ESB’s of England, we brew it with nearly all English ingredients: 100% English malts, a blend of English, German and American hops, our house ale English yeast strain and of course our own crystal clear, filtered water. The subtle complexities of this beer begin with a base of 100% Maris Otter English pale malt – prized for its superior, rich, bready taste – which adds a malt complexity that is difficult to achieve with modern, higher yielding malt varieties. English crystal malt increases the malt complexity, brings amber color and some residual sweetness, all of which mingles well with the fully expressed fruity esters developed by our house ale yeast during fermentation. While the hops are noticeable, they are part of an integrated whole, leaving the beer very well balanced and drinkable. Tasting Notes: Fruity esters and malt greet the nose with a hint of herbal/spicy hops. Flavor is rich, bready malt with a complex fruity ester character balanced by the moderate use of a blend of English, German and American hops. Specifications: Beer Style............................ESB Color:....................................Copper Recommended Glass........Imperial Pub  Original Gravity..............................14 Plato Alcohol By Volume..........................5.5% International Bitterness Units......38


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Hazy ish copper under a thick foamy off white head. The aroma is nutty and very earthy with an odd herbal background. The taste is smooth and roasty-earthy on a medium body, with semi-bitter and dry earthy nuttiness and biscuit crust.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4772) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Crisp gold pour with a thin cream head. Nose is bitter malts, dough, faint toffee, little sweet. Great on the palate, floral hops, dough, bitter, easy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pershing (475) - Garland, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
An excellent ESB that is true to the original style. On tap and served clear medium amber with a good amount of carbonation. Nice malt aroma. The hop bitterness is balanced perfectly with keeping the malt character in front. An excellent ESB from a new Brewery. I’ll be having this beer often. One other thing. Sometimes less is more in the description.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1250) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Draft at Flying Saucer Ft Worth The ESB poured a clear amber with tan head and lacing down the glass. This was an excellent ESB with balanced bitterness. The mediun body ale had soft carbonation. Your nose detects some honey and malt. The taste is complex with some bitterness blended with bready grains. This is nice ESB with a smooth finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (535) - Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
On tap at the brewery - Average orange in color, sweet aroma and a malty biscuit taste and a light bitter finish. A decent sipping beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steve_0 (2526) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
On tap at Meddlesome Moth in Dallas. Pour is slightly hazy copper with a small white head and decent lacing. Doughy, bready, slightly, tangy, fruity, slightly grassy, and earthy aroma. Taste is bready, earthy, hoppy, grassy, watery, doughy, tangy, goopy with a light bitter finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Bleh.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3195) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Pours a hazy, barely translucent dark honey golden with a light tan head. Malty aroma has subtle fruity and honey notes. Flavor starts with malt and builds on that with respectable but not fierce woody bitterness and hints of apple, banana and raw honey. Firm texture has fizz to spare. Say, Texans can make some damn fine craft brews!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2013
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, biscuit, and grass. Flavor of herbs, grass, caramel, light fruitiness, and grain.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ppbkwrtr (7) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2013 does not count
bread, basement aromas, cloudy, golden, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at BTBF and several more times at the brewery. Pours with a clear golden orange hued body with a lasting white head. Aromas are malty, bready, biscuity and toasty. Medium-light esters, a hint of hops, and a very light dose of diacetyl. Flavors are pretty awesome and full for a sessionable beer like this. Great toasty malt, low esters, very bready. Medium carbonation, off dry, toasty and very drinkable.


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