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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."


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, earth, light pine, florals, and minerals. Flavor of biscuit, grass, earth, subtle orange, and minerals.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11353) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10815) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a smoot texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9560) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a lingering ring ofd amber foam. Aromas of toasted malt, toffee, fruittiness and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, toasted malt, earthiness, carmel and light fruittiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering earthy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9471) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SirADNielsen (8951) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle @ home. Clear, burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Toasty toffee, grassy, straw, a touch citrusy aroma. Rich toffee malty, orange/lemon citrusy, toasty, bitter, lightly woody, hay flavor. Alright but I prefer Bridgeport ESB.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (8284) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8029) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bomber from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts, honey, herbal hops. The taste is bitter citrus and herbal hops with faint toasted malts. Medium bodied. Solid beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7888) - 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..


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