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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4122) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
19 June 2012, bottle. light orange, clear, no bubbles. nose is piney hops and moderate malt background, with a slight resiny note. med/thin body and a bit fizzy. some peach notes, some piney hops, moderate malt background. some noticeable alcohol. nice enough

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5498) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours deep hazy amber into a Sam glass. Pancake head with medium retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Toasted caramel and resin aromas. Dark, toasted caramel and toffee front to back. Lasting mild pine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3201) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle - Pours hazy dark amber with a thin light tan head. Nose is bready and sweet caramel, lightly yeasty with a bit of herbal hops. Notes of orange marmalade. Taste has tons of caramel, nice mellow breadiness, and more orange marmalade. Nice fluffy body with decent carbonation. It’s a tad too sweet for me, but still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 12, 2012
bottle. brewer’s share series. a lightly hazy orange with almost no head. a peachy with lightly tart tangerine notes. flavor has some residual malt sweetness that works well with the bitter, earthy, tangerine-ish hop flavors. body is quite full for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
New beers motherfuckers. Nose is sweet with caramel and toffee, earthy hops, a little fruit, Full sail house yeast. Pours amber reddish, nice head and lace. Flavors of toasted malts, rather big sweetness in the mid palate, caramel, toffee, a little fruity, earthy herbal bitterness rounds out the finish as well as Full Sail house yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle; poured an orange, copper color with a whitish color head. Aroma of orange, lemon, caramel, bread and a touch of earth. Flavor was not quite as good; citrus, orange and earthy. Good, probably great for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2012
22oz bottle pours clear, dark gold with one ring of white head. Nose is sweet, honey, perfume, lemons, malty. Flavor is sweet, malty, honey, treacle, light lemon, green pepper. Medium bodied, sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with a small off white head. The aroma is floral hop and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a dry hop and sweet malt flavor with lingering dry finish. A very good ESB from Full Sail.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1250) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy amber-orange color with an average-sized, foamy white head with short retention, very little cling, and modest lacing. The aroma featured rich malt tones with caramel and touches of sugar and candy, along with some hops featuring citrus, pine, and floral touches. The taste had a subtle sweet maltyness along with a slight sour floral effect and some modest grainy bitterness. The beer had an average thickness with a crisp, dry, lighter mouthfeel, and had average carbonation and fizz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (924) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
This has a really fruity aroma with cherries, watermelon and cotton candy. Hazy orange/amber with a low volume but persistent off-white head. Some of this fruity sweetness follows on the initial taste, but is tamed somewhat with soft, bready malt and a surprising spicy/earthy bitterness. Finishes with a light and lasting bitterness and a nice biscuity aftertaste. This is a well balanced beer that gets better as you drink it and it warms up.

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