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Flat Branch Hudsons E.S.B.
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   ABV: -
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Hudsons is a British style Extra Special Bitter full of hop bitterness and aroma. Rich floral and fruity aromas compliment this tank-conditioned ale. Served from a traditional British beer engine.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (5038) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Sampled at the brewpub. A copper hue with a nice creamy layer of beige. Soft fruit and gentle hops in the nose. This is a sweet version with richer malts. Light fruit and floral flavors. It is ligjt drinking and seems sessionable. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1540) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Off the cask engine. Pours light brown with a nice white head. Nose is moderately malty and just a bit sweet. Great mellow hop profile with a base malt and moderate carbonation that makes this go down easy. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Tap at the restaurant. Very hazy orange pour. Two finger white head. Very weak hop aroma. Flavor is weaker hops very decent beer. Medium body, smooth on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Pint poured from beer engine. Low carbonation with a thin beige head. Aroma of flowery hops. Taste is hoppy and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Cask at brewpub. Orangy hue with an off-white head. Malt and hops in the nose. A treat, as I wasn’t expecting a cask-conditioned ale in the middle of Missouri.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3272) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 16, 2005
cask at brewpub. pours hazy slightly chunky oragne with a mall fizzy off-white head. earthy, highly resiniy hop aroma with some malt sweetness and toasted bread qualities. sharp dry hop EKG notes in the flavors. maybe some fuggles in there as well. i like the fresh hop flavors here-must have been a dry hopped cask. a perfect rendition of this style if you ask me. This brewer nails styles like nobody’s business.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 3, 2005
On the hand-pulled cask at the brewpub. Orange brown in color. Off white long lasting head. Smooth. Roasted toffee aroma. Served at room temperature. A hint of cantelope pehaps? Lacks the buttery slick mouthfeel that I associate with many ESB’s. Hoppy aftertaste, big palate, good midpalate. I can’t tell what this beer wants to be- it seems a cross between the Katy and the Red.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2514) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2005
cask conditioned: Light copper. Fine, suspended bubbles slowly rise to form a dense cap. Clean and delicate floral hop and nutty malt aromatics. Fruity with berrylike whispers. Soft and spaciously creamy texture. Lightly malty with chalky-tinged toasty malts and a soft floral hop base. Touch of apple acidity is present, but the rich nuttiness lessens its effect and quickly progresses to soften the body and curb the firm mineral feel. Somewhat chalky and dry finish shows highlights of leafy hops and a clear-cut nuttiness fused with palate-adhering toffee coated malt husks. Belches reveal trace amounts of phenolic esters. A wonderfully conditioned, straightforward example with a very clean/focused aroma (although a touch more dry-hopping would have been nice).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5871) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Brewpub visit 11/04 ... Ruddy orange with a thin milky head. Very hopped with that bitter fruit-rind character, almost chewy. Nice consistency.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Fragrant floral candy and hoppy. Flavor is really good with a deep hops well balanced with sweet malt. But there is no GD carbonation. Otherwise rich, creamy and fine.


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