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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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
weisinator (67) - USA - DEC 23, 2003
Pale Copper color with a thin white head. Strong hops aroma. Well balanced hops and malt flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FredWS (2) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
A great ESB. A world beer cup medal winner. Probably the best of the Lazlos regular beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Nice copper color thats slightly chill hazed with a solid cream colored head thats about a finger high and recedes fairly slowly and some lace shows up but drips back and clears up quickly. Smell is a pretty nice ESB style nose with a toasty sweet malt, slight caramel and balanced well with floral dried hops; Cluster variety maybe. Taste is more of the same with a nice mixture of toasty caramel malts and floral dried hops, bitterness kept in a calm even manner, nothing overwhelming, simple yet subtle and enjoyable. Starts out toasty sweet with light quick fruitness that gives away to caramel toasty biscuit flakes. Finishes easy and lingers some floral hops bitterness thats very smooth and easy. Good medium body feel, lightly creamy and very quaffable and enjoyable. A decent ESB I'd have again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2001
Definitely better on tap than from the bottle; wonderfully mellow and not too bitter. Superb.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lancenelson (25) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Very smooth, with very little aftertaste. Good hop flavoring, just enough to not be overpowering.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
swaldren (4) - - SEP 23, 2012 does not count
Got a lot of the carmel but not much of the biscuit flavors. It is well balanced, although the finish is a bit weak. Palate and appearance pretty standard faire for an ESB. Would drinking again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (453) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (574) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle from neighbor Larry. Pours hazy golden an off white head. Light flavor of caramel. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Appearance: clear, deep amber hue, with a shortish head atop. Aroma: abounding! Rich and malt-accented, flowing out from the instant the cap is cracked off, sweet, fruity, caramelly, toasty, and just damned nice. Taste: those very same flavors continue and treat the tongue, on down to the tummy. Hops provide a tidy, tasty shuffle on the tastebuds up front, then slowly fade. Malt is copious and constantly delivers rich, complex flavor. All ESBs should at least try to be this good, and it’s a pity that most don’t. I could sit with these for a spell, that’s for sure!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3385) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 On tap at Lazlos in Lincoln, Nebraska. Copper color with a rich white head and good lacing. Big nose of hops and fruits. Good mouthfeel, and dry finish. Solid offering.


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