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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2382) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9146) - 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..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3029) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1188) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (7472) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8451) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bomber from the Utah State Store on 3rd East. Pours a clear copper hue with a medium white head. A sweet nose of floral hops and caramel, somewhat dusty. A nice quaffable flavor with distinct sweet and somewhat bitter hops, dry caramel malts, light fruit. Very drinkable. A big ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (3063) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Pretty good bitter. I’m not getting a lot of the hops they claimed but still decent. More like a traditional ESB this way. Has a malty bread like aroma with some caramel. The flavor is similar at first but then the bitterness comes through. A bit of a peppery feel to it. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Sampled on 2/27/2012. This Premium bitter pours an orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity, orange and sweet. A medium bodied bitter. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet, lots of orange and orange peel. The hops are complex, floral, piney and earthy. Good carbonation. Starts out kind of sweet and finishes dry and crisp. This is a bitter with a lot of flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry with some earthiness and toffee. The Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle from Kegs and Barrels. Pours a deep copper/amber with a thin white head. The aromas are dough, caramel, resin, butterscotch. The mouthfeel is dry, bready and has a medium to heavy body and medium carbonation. Great interpretation of the style. Cheers!

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