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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This Extra Special Bitter is a true expression of the brewer's art with a complex malt and hop profile befitting the style. This ale is brewed with six different malts; Hugh Baird Pale Ale Malt, Maris Otter Malt, Thomas Fawcett Caramalt, Pale and Dark Crystal Malts and Weissheimer Munich Malt. It is a well-hopped ale with Magnum, Amarillo, Fuggles, Hersbrucker Haullertau and Saaz Hops.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Good enough bitter. Served correctly. Light enough hand with the hops to showcase a nice mix of malts. The complexity does come through.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Clean and hoppy nose. Malty, soft and sugary, also somewhat acidic and sharp. Has an odd whiskey burn, though it isn't very strong.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Sampled on draft and from a firkin - Ligth tan head tops a murky orange brown body. Aroma is sweet nutty roasted malt, not at all what I was expecting for an ESB. More of a brown ale. The flavor is much the same. Hops are subdued. Unlike the previous reviewers I found this beer very dissapointing. Really a brown ale and not an ESB.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11328) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Bidy is muddy brown with smallish head. Aroma is moderately sweet and nutty. Taste is roasted nutty and moderately sweet, with hint of raisin. Mid-course, it turns from a nut brown to an ESB as some good grapefruit/floral comes to the fore. Very unusual beer, but very good. The brewer ultimately decided to categorize this one as an ESB, as he couldn't decide where it belongs.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2003
This beer rocks! Malty nose. Beautiful, clear mohogany color. The flavor is of caramel malt with a mild, pleasant pungency. Perfectly balanced. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Delicious Bitter!!


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