Serve in English pint


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Nice malty flavor with some bitter hops at the end. Finish was a little flat. All in all, a very standard, but very enjoyable ESB, especially considering where it came from. A good session brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2007
Poured a flat brown with some head. Very nice lacing. Decent flavor with nice hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11893) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
on tap-pours a foamy to rocky off white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is medium malt, secondary flat English hops. Taste is medium malt-some sweet, secondary flat English hops. OK effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2007
It’s good. on draft at the tasting room/brewery. this is the type of beer that gets better just knowing where it came from

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2007
I put my thang in this one. Swilred it around. tasted it. Thought it was about as drinkable as a drink gets and then decided that I probably won’t ever drink it again. But it won’t bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Draft at the Durham World Beer Festival. Clear gold with a small white head. Nice biscuity nose and flavor, malty, spicy hops. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2006
On tap at Barley’s. Creamy off-white head with moderate retention on top of a caramel-colored body. It had a slightly biscuity malt aroma with some crisp hops. The flavor was nice and malty with plenty of herbal hops to back it up, especially in the finish. Very tasty!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Nice pale gold color with good carbonation and light head. The aroma was nutty and sharp with soapy hints. Flavor was better than the aroma with nutty bitterness, very light malted grain holding it together. Mostly nutty spicy hops though. Medium dryish body. Not a bad ESB but seemed more like a pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NachlamSie (3189) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2006
draught. Pours a dirty orange hue with a pretty good white head. I don’t smell a whole lot on this one, some faint malts and bark. This is definitely an esb, I discover after tasting. It’s quite biting with some mild plasticity and the malts are not all that full or sweet. There’s a little orange peel in the mix and tree bark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhliesen (812) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Growler from the brewery--pours a soft copper color with a small froathy head, medium carbonation. Leaves a smalll amount of lacing on the glass. A mix of aromas, first malt then as the glass is drunk the hop aroma takes over. Mouth feel and taste is hoppy, more so than other ESBs.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 17 18 19  20  21 22

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50