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RATINGS: 120   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."


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Livid (49) - - JAN 14, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours a dark amber, very little head, but nice lacing. Floral hop aroma, slight pine notes. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Malty, bitter flavor, bready, slighty woody. Nice bitter hop afterglow. Very good, balanced ESB.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1851) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2012
22 oz bottle from Lamb’s Thriftway in Wilsonville OR. $4.49 Love the label ..with the share motif, very nice. Also proceeds go to educational charity Dark amber/red ale with a very nice looking thick,creamy eggshell white head. Nice aromas of resiny and floral hops..balanced by caramel malts. Taste is very balanced between the hops and the extra chewy caramel/toffee malts..slight bitter after taste. Nice The mouthfeel is were ,for me,this really gets great..its so balanced ,yet so smotth,carbonation just right..slips over the tongue yet still leaves great sensation .Excellent. A tasty well balanced beer very English in its palate that i could drin k a few of without doubt

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bomber from Belmont Station. Pours hazy amber with a whitish head. Aroma of cooked/roasted malt with some floral/earthy hop. Almost spicy. Full bodied. Flavor is floral and lightly spicy. And maybe a little fruity/earthy. This is interesting stuff. Finishes dryish and smoothly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2008
On Tap at Full Sail Brewery, Hood River. Pours out a amber topped with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts. Tast more of the sweetness along with a little wood. A nice ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (974) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 30, 2008
On draft at the Full Sail Brewery in Hood River, OR. Nice 4 oz sample. Very good ESB from Full Sail. Nice dark copper with a nice head. Hoppy and maybe a hint of caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Tap room in Hood River - Lots of fruit in the nose, with some vegetal notes in the background. Grassy hops that turns slightly herbal. Pours a golden amber with some fluffy white lacing topping the glass. Flowery malt background, doughy with some honey sweetness. This is a fabulously well done beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2008
On tap at Full Sail in Hood River, OR--Poured an orange-amber body with a white medium-sized head. Well balanced and very hoppy. Nice example of style Yum!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haggis03a3 (163) - Piedmont, California, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Poured from tap at brewery. Orange/amber color and white head. Aroma is malty and fruity - apple. Flavor is the same with some hops coming through with a reasonable amount of bitterness. It is a well balanced english style ESB with more alcohol. Very good and very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spikester (603) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Took home a growler. Copper-amber with an average white head. Big blast of hop bitterness with a major amount of malt power. Nothing like a classic ESB, nonetheless a tasty treat. I’m not even through the first pint and can already feel the impact. If I had to try and categorize this beer, something like an Imperial ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Pours clear dark copper, with an off-white head that descends to a lacy ring of foam. Sweet, malty nose with brown sugar and fruit. Sweet medium body, with the taste of nuts, brown sugar, figs, citrus. This beer is heavy on the "Exra Special" but low on the "Bitter" and low on the earthy, dry, woody finish that I have come to expect in an ESB.


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