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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4745) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1112) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KamGoPro (208) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Floral citrus aroma, gold pour. Bright bitter start that follows through and lingers. Great with red meat and cheeses and salty food.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgf001 (297) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Cloudy Amber, not clear. Chill haze? Head dissipates quickly. Excellent earthy aroma with malt background. Perfect earthy bitterness and hop flavor with malty, toasty breast flavors. Dry finish with English hop residue. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ranger7 (8) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
Look: golden and clear. Good head. Smell: Typical ESB, which is good. Taste: Very nice. Balanced and sweet. Reminds me of the prime example of this style; Fuller’s ESB. Feel: Smooth and slick. Overall: Pretty spot-on, in my opinion. A great American attempt at the style. Would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2344) - 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.

   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,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1828) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Well done beer. Nice grainy aromas. Good color and foam. Smooth texture with the right amount of weight and fizz. Flavors were true to style with a tinge of sweet followed by a bitter end but with subtle layers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5156) - 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.

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