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RATINGS: 217   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
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Unclear medium to orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dusty, moderate hoppy, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20090922]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark orange with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is dry yeasty and mild fruity. Light malty and vague toasted. Bitter and mild fruity yeasty flavoured. Simple hops profile and light bitterness into a medium dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. An unclear dark golden beer with a small sediment floating around with a bubbly off-white head. The aroma has notes of dusty hops, malt, fruit, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, bread, citrus, caramel, dust, and malt, leading to an orangey finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of brentfeesh. Hazy deep golden with an off-white head. Very lively carbonation - over carbonated - a slow gusher. Medium body, roasted malt and nuts. Dry and lightly roasted finish. 220909

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy golden coloured with a huge white head. Fruity aroma of spices, yeast ad grass with notes of earth. Fruity flavour of spices, grass and earth with notes of yeast. Yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20474) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a fruity malty hoppy carramelfinish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Draft at the source. Clear amber color. Aroma of black pepper, straw. Taste is peppery caramel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Cloudy deep blond color; big head. A yeasty Ale, it reminds me more a poor French Ale than any ESB. Ordinary bitterness. Quite bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. Tasty little ESB, does the style justice. Light toasted malts, brown bread. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Further basic, bready malts to finish with light pine needle bitterness. Relatively clean and very drinkable. Good effort.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours clear copper with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aroma of mild roast malt with some herby/floral hop. About med body. Flavor is mild roast caramel and some herby/floral hop. It is most definitely bitter in the finish. Maybe a bit more bitter than our cousins would enjoy, but perhaps not. I’m betting this would be superb in a cask version.

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