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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7860) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Grapefruity aromatic hops merge into caramel malts in this well-designed Extra Special Bitter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam floats atop the misty dark amber
-Plantane esters are tasted, though subtle.
-Wooden hop bitterness balances out the finish.
-The prickly carbonation steers this away from authenticity, but this is stil very enjoyable and well made.

On tap at the Tangletown location.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4643) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
Tap at Tangle Town. Orange amber. Rich foam and lacing. Quiet scent with a bit of yeast. Big caramel flavour. Lots of citrus and full mouth feel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3243) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Shaker pint draft at Elysian Fields. Pour is slight haze copper orange with a nicely formed one inch light tan head. Splotchy lacing lines the glass as the beer falls. Aroma is soft earthy hops and mildly sweet toasted biscuit malt. Mild nose, but nice balance. Taste is herbal sweet maltiness, followed close behind by the grassy earthy hops, some sweet citrus and then some resin mid palate that closes it all out. Crisp and clean taste. Palate is medium to thin bodied, soft fine carbonation gives this an almost cask mouthfeel. Nice sessionable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2223) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 30, 2009
Dark, clear amber pour at Tangletown pub. Dusty, dank nose. sour lager malt body with good soft bittering. not my thing but tasty and solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5850) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Clear amber color with a lasting off white head. nice toasted caramel marshmallow aromas. Lightly sweet n’ spicy toasted caramel, toffee flavors . Draft@ 1221 e pike st.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 17, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma, caramel sweetness, lots of bready character, light earthyness
Flavor: lightly sweet malt flavor, lots of woodsy earthyness, touch of caramel sweetness, nice biter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2009
draft at the pike street brewery. pours a hazy brownish dark amber. dense, creamy wisps of light tan foam across the top, leaving tons of sheeting lace down the sides. bready, slightly graham crackery nose. creamy medium body with mild carb. iced tea, toast, light cola notes, and nuts on the mid palate. longish dark dry leaves and bitter resin finish. nice powerful flavors as bitters go for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bvc (1159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Draft at Capital Hill. Pours a hazy amber with a light tan head. Semi sweet bready nose with some straw. Picking up some caramel as well. Not as much bitter as I was expecting. Kind of sweet up front with the mid palate going into brown sugar and malt then rounds out the end with grassy bitterness; albeit light bittering. Decent but needs to less murky and a touch more bittering imho.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Nose has notes of toffee, caramel, toast, some english malts, and nice moderate floral hops. A hint of dank. Copper pour, thin head. Some reddish hues underneath too. Toffee, caramel, toasted notes, a little doughy. Light to medium floral bitterness quenches in the finish. Solid bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2009
One of the few bitters I’ve had and I was impressed. The pilsner I sampled was actually more bitter. Amber colored with a thin head, this beer had a complex taste with roasted malts, slight bitter hops and spices. Quite drinkable, quite enjoyable.


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