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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (2985) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Poured a clear, medium amber with very little head. Nice nose of gently roasted malt. Palate is a bit sharp but pleasant.

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 (7786) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4653) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5390) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1558) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2013
On tap @ the brewery. Deep amber body with an eggshell head. Aroma is sweet and malty with caramel and a bit of herbal hops. Very balanced and easy drinking - fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5346) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pershing (458) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (944) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Hazy copper pour with a nice white head. Aroma is biscuit, toffee, slight fruit, and some earthy hops. Taste is caramel and biscuit malts up front with and earthy hop finish. Slight bitterness in the end. Medium body. This is very easy to drink, well balanced.


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