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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Our brewer’s pride and joy, that’s why we call it “Extra Special.” Big, sweet, caramel and biscuit flavors are delicately balanced with crisp, cedary, Noble hops.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2232) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
On tap at Lazlo’s in Lincoln. From Notes 9/29/2012. Pours a orangish color with white head. Grainy, bitter flavors. Pretty nice ESB. My second favorite beer on my visit to Lazlo’s.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10102) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, tobacco and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, tobacco and earthiness with a smooth dry bitter lingering tobacco finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdhittel (59) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2014
A little light for my taste but a nice American example of a true British style that I enjoy from time to time. On tap at Krug Park in Omaha, NE.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1123) - Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Yep, this is an extra special bitter. Caramel. Toffee. Bitter. Lasts on palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (608) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle from neighbor Larry. Pours hazy golden an off white head. Light flavor of caramel. Okay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1444) - Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2014
Tap - fair size foamy head, nice dark copper color, malty/biscuity aroma and flavor, fair earthy hoppiness - pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (467) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Luna Sea is best enjoyed when it’s fresh and the Noble hops are at their best. The malt has lots of caramel sweetness and the light hopping gives it a mildly fruity flourish. This ESB offers a lot of candy-like malt sugar and drink-ability.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
UncleKorm (868) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle poured a murky orange hue w/ a medium frothy white head and minor lacing. Moderate grain and bitter aroma. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are straw, biscuit, pine, resin, grapefruit, light roast, and light caramel. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation and a light alcohol dryness in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2438) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 On tap at Jacks (Lincoln). Amber and clear with a white head. Pretty bland aroma of clean bitter hops, light malts. Similar flavor, watery. Meh. 635311: 2.8 Rerate: Accidentally bought a 12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s thinking I hadn’t tried it. Deep bloody orange and hazy appearance with a lingering, sticky white head. Aroma of toasted malts, toffee, caramel and earthy hops. Similar flavor, medium sweetness and mild bitterness with a rich, light chocolate finish. Average body with ample carbonation and a crisp feel. Not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2013
12oz Bottle A - Pours cloudy orange caramel with small off white head that dissipates rapidly. Mild lacing. S - Sweet malt & apricot. T - Caramelized malt, biscuit, & bitter hops. M - Medium bodied. Smooth texture. Mild carbonation. Nice bitter finish. O - Good for the style.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (313) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Smells pretty rough but tastes much better... A lot smoother than one would think from its old style aroma...decent beer... Real easy to drink and nice bitterness with balance.. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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