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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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
zombywoof (444) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Fluffy head with lots of lacing. Copper. Moderately sweet brew with grass,caramel and cedar notes. Smooth palate.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (178) - 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 (1225) - 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 (298) - 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 (644) - 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 (1666) - Clear Creek, 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 (258) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1707) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (2974) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
12oz bottle 12/13/12 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-42° in English Pint-Pours a murky orangish amber. It looks like a hefe. Aroma of caramel, malt, and citrus. Taste of caramel, malt, hops, and toffee. This medium bodied brew is not too shabby but I think a little past its prime.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
swaldren (3) - - 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.


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