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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
French Broad Brewery’s interpretation of the classic UK Extra Special Bitter. A bright copper color with a complex malt palate is complemented by traditional British hops, notably East Kent Golding. French Broad has made this classic public house session beer a cult classic with its skull and crossbones artwork.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigguns22 (752) - Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2016
So l do not drink many esb’s,so maybe better for style then my scores let on. Pour is a copper color with a very small white head. Aroma is lite and malty. A mild beer with some bitterness and malts.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (1804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Aromas of caramel, toast, metallic. Slightly hazy, honey-colored, with a mostly fading white head. Slightly sweet, light herbal hops, pretty well balanced. Light-medium bodied.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zickbeer_ye (439) - Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Aroma of copper, ham, and beet juice. Light off white head and nice orange body. Sweet earthy malt flavor with some sweet orange and some spicy connamon in the end. Smooth but a little spicy on the palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2458) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Draft. Light amber body with an off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, dusty hops, bread. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Forgettable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours copper orange with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, bread and grains. Flavor was malty & bready with caramel, toffee, grains and some light fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ordybill (936) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. Aroma- Has an aroma of malt, yeast and hops. Not bad Appearance- Pours a copper color with a small white head. Taste- Bitter with a citrus bite, not that enjoyable Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- An average ESB. The artwork on the can is the best part of this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tillmac62 (561) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2015
Slightly cloudy medium amber pour that is a brownish orange. Outstanding head volume and retention, fair lacing. Medium intensity nose that has a slight biscuit sweetness, a touch of citrus (orange) and a hint of EKG. Medium bodied with a very smooth texture. Poorly carbonated with no effervescence. The flavor profile is unique, and not in a way that supports the style. It begins with a weak flavor that is similar to an orange citrus tea, but is not quite pleasant. This flavor permeates throughout the tasting experience. The middle typically expresses bitterness, but this brew delivers only a hint. The finish is a continued lingering of the initial odd flavor. I’ve had many ESBs over the years and home brewed with EKG as well. This beer is a poor example of the style and use of EKG hops.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lladnar (4) - Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
Poured from a can. Copper color with a thin off white head. Aroma: bready, malty, carmel and a bit of citrus tartness. Taste like it smells. Dry finish with a bit of a tart aftertaste. This was my first ESB so I don’t have anything to compare it with but I thought it was good and will definitely buy it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Can. Tastes like bready cereal malt, straw, caramel, corn. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like nutty, buttery caramel, toasted grains, straw.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (4626) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Can. Pours copper with off-white head. Aroma is bready and caramel, light toast, floral and grassy hops, light citrus, and faint pear. Flavor is dry malts, light bitterness, and faint apple and pear esters. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.


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