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Fish Tale 50 Fathoms Extra Special Bitter

Fish Tale 50 Fathoms Extra Special Bitter
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
In contrast to the dry hoppy flavor profile typical of many Fish Tales Ales, a rich maltyness is the predominant character of 50 Fathoms ESB. Medium bodied and light amber-colored, this ale is brewed with Pale, Crystal, Carastan and Munich specialty malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy caramel aroma. Sweetish slightly toasted malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a malty hoppy caramel finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcurtis55 (35) - Plainfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2008
I tend to like malty beers, so this one was right down my alley. .Tried while on a business trip to Olympia. I got to try 3-4 beers and their perry, but would like to sample a few more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Slightly hazy burnished medium copper with slim tan rim. Very mild toasty nose. Medium body, carb’s almost lively. Toast, biscuit, and a little bit of herbal resin on the mid-palate. Brief toasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
on tap-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is mild medium malt. Taste is mild medium malt-caramel, secondary hops with some bite. Kind of light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2007
On tap at the Fishbowl Pub. Medium-dark clear amber color. Nice head gives off a very pleasant sweet, grass nose. I love the malt profile, but this might have benefited from just a skosh more hops. I thought it had been a while since I’d last seen 50 Fathoms, and I guess I was right. A pleasure to sample it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2007
Bright amber. Aroma is caramelly, earthy, grassy, slightly toasty. Buttery, footy taste leads to a pleasing hop signature. I can see where they’re trying to go with this big English yeast character but it’s not a place I want to go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2007
Tap - Fish Brew Pub
Funny I just had this last night on tap so it must have came out of retirement. A great ESB. Full of flavor. Bitter and very full of Hops. This was a great beer. Orange in color and a great haed. The malts where flavorful and the hops where stong. Great Beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Cask: Golden hazy aurburn color with a nice thick bubbly head that looks very cask and a nice sheet of lacing down the glass. The aroma is hoppy and mild; fruity and floral. The flavor is mildly bitter with a slightly acidic and bitter mouthfeel. The malts are fairly dominate but the low gravity really lets the hop bitterness creep through. Smooth barely carbonated finish, very easy drinking, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
Cask : Cloudy brown,off white head. Fruit nose, fruity malt taste. Lasting mild hop finish. Underhopped for the style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2000
A decent beer, that has a good hop bite and generous malts, Fresh and crisp.

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