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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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"Extra Special Bitter"- An English beer from English ingredients. Amber, nice balance of pale and crystal malts and a hint of a chocolate nutty finish. LOV 9.9 IBU 45


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2006
An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with a light touch of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and a crisp hoppiness, the hops also lends it a light note of grapefruit.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11556) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
(growler, thanks chris_o) Clear light copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, floral/orange. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, earthy/orange, some duskiness. Light-medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
on tap-pours an off white head that laces and copper color. Aroma is mild/ medium malt, flat (English) hops. Taste is medium malt. Finish is flat (English) hops/metallic.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/22/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Mellow Mushroom, Asheville

clear dark amber, whispy head, nice bitter hop flavor with a long bitter finish, good dry carmel malt, the definitive esb

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Served on tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper color with a thin head. Malty aroma with heavy earthy hop notes and some caramel and nuts. Taste is bitter hops with nuts and caramel. Very dry and bitter. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7860) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Wooden hoppiness is carefully inserted into the toasted bread maltiness in this balanced and well-fed ESB.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear copper, drawing decent lacing.
-Light caramel maltiness is found, but it barely creates more complexity.
-The finishing wooden, leafy hop bitterness is polite.
-This is very clean and well crafted, but in the end it remains somewhat forgettable.
-If this is one of their lowest rated beers, I can’t wait to try all of the other ones!

On tap at The Flying Saucer in Charlotte.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
On tap at Foothills brewpub, Winston-Salem NC in July 2006. Clear copper colour. Lasting off-white head. Decent balance of earthy malt and tangy hops. A solid, and quite authentic, rendition of a UK style bitter, but not one of the more exciting Foothills brews on offer, especially to a visiting Brit. More like a best bitter than an ESB.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of toasty nutty pale malt and some English hops. Starts semi-sweet and toasty with a bigger bittering hop presence taking over near the finish. Has some mild earthy grapefruity character as well. Pretty true to style and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5793) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2009
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur d’houblon et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel etd e noix avec une pointe d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #2300)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Columbia, SC - Flying Saucer, on tap. Overall, a decent ESB. Medium orange appearance, soft white head, Good subtle bitterness with some chocolate undetones. Citusy back end. Clean, even mouthfeel.


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