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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."


3.3
   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 (4472) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6251) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2743) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5287) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1183) - McKinney, 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1745) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bomber, thanks brenn79. Pours hazy orange with a medium dissipating beige head. Aroma is fruity--apples definitely--cinnamon, wet river rock, caramel. Taste starts out sweet and finishes dry and bitter. Carbonation is average, body medium, carbonation a little creamy. Seems a little boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brenn79 (1559) - Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2012
22 oz. bottle, shared with Poisoneddwarf- Pours hazy orange with a creamy two finger head that eventually reduces leaving a blanket and nice lace. Aroma is caramel malts, soapy, spice, fairly subdued. Taste is creamy, mellow, drinkable, caramel malts, but isn’t really blowing me away. Body is medium, creamy, carbonation is also medium. Overall good not great ESB, but not really my style either.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with beige head. Aroma is somewhat floral, fruit esters, hints of caramalized red apple. Flavor is much the same and very well balanced, subtle sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, solid brew but nothing I would buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Light copper pour with a nice ivory head that left a bit of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, and toffee. Flavor similar with a subtle toast and maybe a hint of vanilla. Not a bad beer but not terribly complex.


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