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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The first beer in the Brewer’s Share Series is "Extra Special Barney" (ESB) and was developed by our lead brewer, Barney Brennan. According to Barney, his ESB was inspired by two things; a perfect beer moment and the aromatic highlight of the 2007 hop selection in Yakima, a US Challenger hop. As Barney puts it, "I was sitting on the deck at the brewery overlooking the river in the sunshine - drinking a perfectly balanced bitter - already looking forward to the second pint. It was one of those great beer moments. Hopefully, my ESB will make one of those moments for someone else with its five different specialty malts and this one very special hop. We made it entirely with US Challenger hops including a pound per barrel dry hop because we wanted to share the aromatic experience we had at the Hop Rub in Yakima with our customers."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle. A very flavourful bitter. Aroma of caramel, fruit, and toffee. Fruit, caramel and a bit of hop spice in the balanced full flavour. Hop tinged finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a lingering ring ofd amber foam. Aromas of toasted malt, toffee, fruittiness and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, toasted malt, earthiness, carmel and light fruittiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering earthy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Well put together ESB. Beautiful dark copper with a retaining off white fluffy head. Excellent balance with delicious hop flavors and enough malt to keep it from being one dimensional. Long, fresh finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3826) - - FEB 12, 2012
bottle. brewer’s share series. a lightly hazy orange with almost no head. a peachy with lightly tart tangerine notes. flavor has some residual malt sweetness that works well with the bitter, earthy, tangerine-ish hop flavors. body is quite full for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4204) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2012
22 oz bomber from Spirits TR. poured a muddy deep orange body under a smaller foamy off-off-white head. Aroma of orange slices, toast, dough, grains. Fuller creamy body with soft carbonation and a full mouthfeel with an average to short duration on the aftertaste. Flavor is a bit better then the aroma with notes of orange, toast, grains, flower stems, some bitter citrus rind on the end. I wasn’t expecting much from this but it’s pretty damn good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bomber from Safeway. Clear, light amber pour with a short, off-white head leaving minimal lace. Malty, ripe fruit nose. Medium-light body with light carbonation. Ripe fruit, citrus, grain, tea and sugar. Finish is astringent and bitter. Good, but not entirely sessionable and not really one of the best ESBs I’ve had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (1747) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Reading the description suggest to me that this brewer, Barney, is way to obsessed with his beer ("It was one of those great beer moments"). This also tells me that this beer will probably be excellent (it is).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2012
22oz. bomber. Pours copper with small short lived cream colored head. Aroma is doughy with herbal hops. Medium mouthfeel. Crisp with balanced hop taste. For me, not too interesting but not a bad brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle... Poured copper/orange with an eggy, off-white head. Nose had some hops, but not like floral or pine-like. More earthy and subdued, a light spicing of hops. Some malt sweetness. Big yeast esters. A hint of bitterness but overall fruity and sweet. Reminded of a lot of beers that come out of New England.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chuckaduck (669) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours deep red with a thin white head. Aroma is apple, pear, earth, spec, vanilla, banana. Taste is spicy, sweet, bubblegum, subtle chocolate flavors in the finish. Light carbonation. Smooth cream mouth feel.


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