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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Full Sail Brewing Company--Equinox ESB--Seasonal--1998 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.50% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) ESB--Excellent Brew. Sampled 5/1/1998. Equinox Extra Special Bitter--Seasonal--1999 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV (4.25 / 5.0) ESB--Pretty clear copper red bronze color. Big hop front followed by rich earthy malty ESB body and strong bitter finish. Hoppier than most ESB’s with signature Full Sail harsh hop profile. Sampled 3/7/1999. Equinox Extra Special Bitter--Seasonal--Beer You Can Believe In 1999B Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) ESB--Clear light copper amber color. Earthy hop aroma infuses crisp dry doughy body adding green pine hint to light burnt notes. Classic ESB flavor with dry light spice finish. Sampled 9/14/1999. Equinox Extra Special Bitter--Brewmaster Reserve 2006--2006 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.70% ABV--45 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) ESB--Thick pour. Mild lace head. Cloudy bright rich amber orange color. Earthy mild hop front. Crisp dry sweet smooth earthy caramel bisquit mild fruit ester body. Clean bitter hop spice mild citrus ESB end.WOW! Sampled 3/27/2006.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle listed as Equinox Brewmasters Reserve. Not sure what made it part of the Brewmasters Reserve, but I really didn’t think much of the beer overall.

An aroma dominated by a soapy character that was pretty overwhelming that it just stepped on anything else that the beer was trying to give. Oxidation in the flavor with some offset earthy hops and some old malt flavor. This just didn’t ring my bell at all, and usually Full Sail beers are pretty tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
A hazy amber ale with a thin off white head. A musty hops aroma, doughy, sowing signs of oxidation. In mouth, a good malt, with nuttyness, and sustained British hops bitterness, with grapefruit in final. Medium bodied. Brewmaster reserv 2006. Bought at Booze Bros, August 2007.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Decent and drinkable, but not what I was looking for. This has a lot more fruitiness than I was expecting, with a really light caramel malt body, I just don’t feel the hop profile really matches everything else in the beer. Light sweet fruits, mixed with a sharp citrus hop bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2330) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Hazy amber, moderate head with solid lacing and retention. Aroma is fairly fruity with some lesser caramel notes. Medium to light bodied, moderate to low bitterness. Very drinkable, solid flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
dark golden amber with small off white head. caramel sweet aroma with a light orange tanginess. medium body and crisp carbonation. rich caramel flavors with a good bitterness. the beer has a pine resin bitter finish. pretty good beer, nothing too complicated, but simple and balanced

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10736) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Bomber. Something like a caramel aroma backed by citrus hop. Hard to get a good smell, as the foam exceeds the liquid. Hazy gold tinged amber color. The head is huge, but it’s not lacing much. (It did lace a lot after the foam reduced 2/3s) Medium body with sharpish carbonation. Mild caramel with a bit of harsh floral and/or citrus hop. Pretty tasty. Waters out a bit at the finish, but it’s even more bitter at that point. Probably a bit extreme for most UK residents.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Yeah! Tasted in 2000 and loved ever since! Poured a copper amber body with a thin white head. Good lacing. Sweet citrus presence. Malty as well with a sweet bite to it. Sessionable as sin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Had this beer on 8/27/1999. Color is a bright golden brown with good carbonation and a thin head. Aroma is a nice fresh hop scent. Taste is malty sweet, hoppy and oh so bitter. It starts with a medium body that has a bitterness in it right from the start. The finish starts as the beer goes down with a strong bitterness coming on and a light hop flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Equinox Extra Special Bitter
Date: 10/15/1996
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clean amber, good head, sweet malt aroma with just a touch of hops, very dry smooth malt flavor with just a hint of bitterness
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Date: 06/07/2006
Source: tasting
Score: ii to ii+

hazy amber, whispy frothy head, slightly sweet malt aroma with big floral hops, lightly sweet malt flavor, well balanced, hint of tartness, nice long bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4


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