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Daleís Extra Special Bitter


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Brewed by Daleís Brewing Co.
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Nelson, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
British Maris Otter, amber and cystal malts provide a luscious toffeeish base, while a warm-fermenting London ale yeast rewards my ESB with orange marmalade-like esters. All very English so far then, but a trio of Nelson-grown hops with their zingy tropical fruit and citrus top notes give the beer an unmistakeable Kiwi accent.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DylansDad (316) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2013
A good solid beer. This is not some painted be-sequined tart tottering precariously atop some ridiculous high heels, it is an unpretentious wellmade ale with a classic English flavor and aroma and the perfect amount of bitterness

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2013
The head is medium, the body orange, red. It smells hoparomatic, bitter, ok. The taste is hoppy, bitter, bit aomatic, malty, bit fruity. OK

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2013
This is a style I have a tremendous amount of affection for. It is part of a cultural heritage I embrace from afar and a good example of the style is a very precious thing to me indeed. This one was sampled from bottle and appeared golden amber in colour with a temporary greyish white head. The aromas suggest good classic English malt aromas of marmalade, apricots, peaches and golden tart. Thereís some orange orchard apples varieties as well. This is all manifest in the flavour along with the slight toffeeish, biscuity flavour and mild mouthfeel. Bitterness is subtle to subdued but flavour abounds, as does my enjoyment of this beer. This is a bloody good nudge actually.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2013
iím really starting to like this genre, the esb. always so fruity and smooth. and while this isnít my favourite of the style, itís still rather good. just a little muted compared to some of the others iíve had.


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