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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."


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bomber from Safeway. Clear, light amber pour with a short, off-white head leaving minimal lace. Malty, ripe fruit nose. Medium-light body with light carbonation. Ripe fruit, citrus, grain, tea and sugar. Finish is astringent and bitter. Good, but not entirely sessionable and not really one of the best ESBs I’ve had.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7855) - 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..

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
bottle, amber color with no head, some spotty lace and aroma of banana and caramel, flavors are thin, nickel, malt, bitter with a plain finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2012
Being one of my favourite styles, I had big hopes for this one, but alas, it was not to be- very, very pedestrian.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3928) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle from Sam’s. Hazy orange with a small white head. Nose is heavily malted, bread, grain, caramel. Flavor is pretty similar, very sweet for a beer with bitter in the name. This beer sucks. But ill probably finish it because i am poor.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11925) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
hazy tan-orange, thin white ring. Nose is old caramel, candy sugar, underattenuation screaming out, light butterscotch. Flavor is bubblegum, caramel, tea, hope old and sugar too prevalent. Thin, sticky sweet profile with honey down the end.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (8159) - 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

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DYCSoccer17 (3283) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
22 ounce bottle purchased at Pole line Nugget in Davis, CA. The aroma on this is somewhat metallic with light, spicy, herbal hops. A little buttery with some diacetyl is also present. Transparent copper body with a medium off-yellow head present. This beer starts a little metallic, before it becomes a little floral and fruity in the middle. Finishes with intense amounts of buttery, slippery diacetyl. Why the fuck is this beer rated so highly on here, when it is so flawed?


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