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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
[ Tap ][ French Broad ][ 4oz ][ Taster ][ Free ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Clear, highly carbonated orange. Good, off-white creamy foam. Nose is muted, sweet honey, cherry juice box, sugar, mild vegetal DMS. Taste is lemon acid, paper, tart, icky. Can’t get down with these beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Taster at the brewery (RBWG). Maltier than expected. Caramel heavy flavor with some wheaty, grainy notes. Nice noble hops presense.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1980) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
On tap at French Broad. Pours a copper color with white head. Grainy, malty, earthy, slight bitter flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (986) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft at brew pub darker golden copper. Nose dank hop,mineral,and toffee malt. Taste sweet malt hop font, mild spice, dank hop finish

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
TwoSipDip (8886) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle @ Beer Fart Dunegeon Aloft. Pours a burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Caramel and nutty aka. Some fruits in the flavor. Moderately sweet. Moderate bitterness. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Thanks Andy for the pour at the source. Smells lagarish. Pours a transparent golden. Tastes solid for a ESB. Yeasty, almost marzen like. This places smells awesome!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5133) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Draft to pint at French Broad (thanks Andy). Looks good; a transparent copperish orange with thin eggshell lacing. Smells of malt biscuit, like a lager yeast. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A solid ESB.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erikh04 (115) - - DEC 27, 2013
Flight at heaven and ale with Brian. Bitter but not hoppy. Clean finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Can. Copper clear and bitter. Nice and sharp. Different yeast than American beer obviously but not Belgium like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Nice version of an ESB. Earthy with good balance...........................................


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