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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - 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]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30631) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29018) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (20486) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16245) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (14290) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, light citrus, and toasted grain. Flavor of caramel, nuts, pear, and earthy hops.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2008
(Brewgrass08) Clear amber body topped by off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, peach, orange, bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/earthy, some peach, grapefruit, light bread. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - 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.


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