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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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice earth like aroma and flavors. The hops and malts give off a earth like grassy flavor. Nicely bitter with a good dry finish. Very quaff-able.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4072) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Moderately strong grassy hop nose. Lemongrass also present. Clear copper, medium head. Malty and beery with circus peanut accents, but mainly malty..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Pours a thick, glassy amber with a nose of rosy biscuits and old bread spiked with after-thought grapefruit. Flavor is hoppy and bready, with notes of rose, biscuit, grapefruit, and light toast. Average mouthfeel. I enjoyed drinking this beer. A great ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2012
(22oz bomber) clear amber with off-white/tan edge bubbles. Nose of citrus/earthy hops, orange pulp, caramel, brown sugar, smells pretty good. Taste of caramel, bit earthy/English hops, herbal and even can taste the alcohol. Linger on the palate is pretty nice, not a bad ESB but very different for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3065) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours light amber color with of white head. Aromas of biscuit malts and dough. Sweet caramel flavor with some bread dough and moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. Tanks Craig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2729) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, lasting, off white, long duration head, with heavy sea foam lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 12) body....nose is malts, toffee/caramel....taste is heavy cereal, light toffee/caramel, finish with spice and light bitter finish....mouth feel medium, carbonation medium. Typical of the ESB style, with nice balance, tending toward malty richness and complexity with just enough hop bite to balance. This is the proverbial easy drinking pint. BJCP 7/3/14/4/6

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
651mL thanks to argo0. Pours a clear lighter orange with a medium off white head. Suddy lace. Nose is fruit juicy and sugary with margarine and old sugar. Taste is sweet, buttered sweet rolls, mild butter, slick. Mildly astringent palate with thicker buttered rolls. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
22oz bottle courtesy of argo0: Pours a clear deep bronze amber with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with a touch of floral and grassy hops. Starts with a biting carbonation and light sweetness with a hint of butterscotch and peppery hop bitterness before a drier, herbal finish. Could be a little smoother and more drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2012
22oz bottle. Small white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some bread, strawberry, light lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, lime, orange, some bread/biscuit. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10056) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours clear orange with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity and pine, floral hops, biscuit malt with fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, medium malt and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

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