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RATINGS: 119   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."


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Mmm mmm mmm! This beer is delicious! I have been on a lot of brew tours. The aroma and flavor takes you right into the brewery where their making the beer. Fresh and flavorful. While drinking this beer I was mentally transported to a vacation I took up the California, Oregon and Washington coasts. What a trip! Underrated. I will be getting a couple more of these. Awesome!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
gold/amber with a white head. nose is rich toffee, malts, slightly hopped, and bitter. heavy on the palate, chewy caramel, sweet, bitter citrus, and a smooth finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syzzer (571) - Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Interesting light reddish-brown color. Interesting smell and a slight bitter taste. Fairly delicate

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Good sized off-white head of rahter fine bubbles from a vigorous pour. Light candy sugar aroma with some sweet tarts, mild toasted grains, tea leaves and some light sprucy hops. Color is a hazy burnt umber. Initial doughy malts and toast then fades into a nice floral and spruce bitterness with some more tea leaves and herbal flavors. Light alcohol presence. Pretty well balanced with some lingering bitterness and toasted malts. Pretty east drinking and good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pours a beautiful orange color with a lingering pillowy head. Balanced is right. This is malty with a touch of hop but not sweetness. Getting a fruit note in the aroma and the taste which is also a bit creamy as well. Quite lovely.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2012
bottle. nutty, toasty, crunchy nose with sharp apple / pear esters, light corn whiskey / grain touches, toffee / caramel is pleasantly snappy; hops are quiet but earthy / gritty / rough. toasty and crunchy malt, but somewhat doughy altogether with the heavy-feeling body, bready malts and "baker’s yeast" character..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Light hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1032) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Very fruity aroma. Some banana, apple clove and hops as well. Pours a clear reddish amber color. Light taste of roasted malt and a slight hoppy citrus on the palate that finishes dry but a bit watery. Overall, not that bad. smooth drinking, probably good for the summer months.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2012
The pour is a clear, deep amber color and a moderate, off-white, pillowy, frothy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves, scattered, tight, frothy lace. The nose is very bready, toasty, caramelly, slight DMS, and faint raisin. The flavor is more earthy and minerally, still toasty, caramelly, and bready. The palate is lively, medium, and creamy. The finish is moderate, minerally, toasty, and drying slightly. Fairly standard ESB but richer and more in every sense. Almost bock-like in some senses, but still fitting the other aspects of the style. Not bad in any way but fairly bland and lacking originality.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Cloudy burnt orange with a nice thin white head with some decent lace. Caramalty aroma with some mild sweetness and gentle toffee. Basic ESB aroma. Taste is sweet toffee with some gentle and well placed lemon hop tone, and a bit of toasted caramalt. Ends sweet and toffee grainy, in a good way. The textbook ESB Ive been looking for, and I mean that in a compliment.


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