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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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4778) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Amber color. Malty English aroma. Small white head. New beer in small glass. Refreahing bite. Malty bitterness followed by an apple peel finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours an amber color with just a little occlusion, but not totally clear and off-white head. Pine, sweet notes, and some light fruit on the nose; on the palate it just didn’t hit me right and tasted different from the nose. Not my cup of tea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3627) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
12 oz bottle. Copper in color with a light haze and a small off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, biscuit, light brown sugar, herbal hops. Taste is of caramel, nuts, toffee, herbal hops, good balanced bitterness, light florals.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (2908) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7585) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1012) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Tap at the brewery - lightly hazy straw - flavors of light toast, moderate mineral bite, some diacetyl, lightly earthy malt and a mushroomy British ale yeast mustiness - authentic malt profile, and the mineral quality increases the authenticity - the buttery diacetyl is a bit too strong, and the actual hop bitterness seems more in line with an APA, but this is somewhere between meh and okay.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3839) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Tap. The look is golden orange in color, white head, and hazy. The smell is florals, malt, caramel, fruit, and dough. The taste is bread, malty depth, fruit, and hops.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
xBEERxNOLA (71) - - FEB 1, 2014
Appearance - golden amber. Quickly disappearing head. Smell - slight caramel Mouth - med carb. More watery than velvet. Taste - British style ESB. Herbal aftertaste. Not very bitter but slightly. Lingering butter aftertaste but to overly aggressive. Overall - not bad for an ESB. Not something I would buy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TylerGreenDC (265) - - DEC 14, 2013
On draft. Faint whiff of licorice or Twizzlers. Flavors of dried fruit with a touch of velvet. Strikingly smooth version of the style.


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