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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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


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2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
On tap in an English pint glass at beer release party at Meddlesome Moth in Dallas. Pours a light clear copper with a decent head off white head. Taste was mostly bready not much distinction for the hops and not notice any of the mentioned fruitiness. Good mouthfeel with a clean finish. I wasnt too impressed, but then again I am not much of an ESB drinker. I am still looking forward to their other offerings.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1836) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Caramel and biscuit aroma. Nice bittersweet balance in the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (212) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Cloudy copper amber with medium white head. Tastes a little more wheaty than other ESBs. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roxtersoxter (345) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Pours hazy amber with thin tan head out of bottle. Aroma of caramel and malt. Flavor biscuits, spice, and wheat. Good epa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Amber with small head. Mild ESB. Caramel malt and light hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TizzleJizzle (626) - Garland, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Draft at Top Golf Allen. Poured a clear deep amber color with a razor thin white top. Taste of biscuit malt, pale malt with a slightly bitter spruce finish. Medium to high carbonation, thin-medium body. ESB isn’t my fav style, so take this with a grain of salt

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammer (1048) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Taste is caramel, malt, wheat, dough and hay. Just a hint of bitterness. Nice, easy drinking beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (989) - Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours amber with a small off-white head. Smells of subtle caramel and toffee. Taste is malty with some piney, earthy, spruce bitterness. Light-bodied with a silky texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Community Public Ale finishes with a subtle bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (993) - , Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
second solid beer from community; bottle to glass - aroma of toasted malt, mayble toffee; nice darker amber pour. taste is well balanced and easy to drink - everything balanced - carbonation, toasted malts, light hops - well done! will drink again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours orange honey color. Smell is toasty bready malts, caramel, light yeast and fruit. Taste is similar. caramel, bread, toast, very light balancing hops. Pretty drinkable and a nice all around beer. I like it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a copper color with a small bubbly white head. Notes of burnt bread, brown sugar, faint citrus, and cellar dust. Bit too burnt tasting.


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