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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12903) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle - Grains and some light sweetness. Cloudy copper with almost no head. Grains, some caramel and bitterness. Finish has a bit of apple and bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Secret Santa crajun! Murky brown, thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, burnt sugar, bread. The taste is dry bready malt, lemon juice, caramel, bitter hops. Thin. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11609) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sample at Meddlesome Moth. Hazy copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, hops and fruit. Light-bodied with flavors of doughy malt, caramel and mild fruity hops. The finish is malty up front with a mild hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (7482) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7417) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Irving, Tx - Los Colinas Beverage - 12 oz bottle. Slightly murky, medium orange pour, very light off-white head. Aroma has some light nutty accents, some pineapple-like fruitiness. Interesting flavor with a malt accented profile. Cake mix, yeast, just a brief hint of light citrus bitterness. Brief hint of date-like fruitiness. thick enough mouthfeel,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
on tap, dark amber color with good off white foam, aroma is caramel and some fruit, flavor is caramel with some metallic bitter notes, finish is warming

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6156) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours an amber color with a white head. I get a lot of toffee and biscuit malt in the aroma. The sweet malt notes carry over to the flavor and are complimented by a little bit of hop bitterness and some grassy notes. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
(Draught at Dallas Winter Warmer) clear amber with wispy tan carbonation that lasts. Nose of honey, sweet grain, light banana, estery. Taste of English hops, estery, lightly bitter, creamy with soft carbonation. Really nicely done ESB.

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