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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A very special beer brewed in small batches and offered on cask. Pleasant, soft hop aroma.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sathorael (151) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Pours a dark amber with decent lacing. No head retention. Aromas of sweet caramel, bread, and a little earthiness. Taste is a sweet malty/bready experience with a medium citrus hop flavor. Finish is semi sweet but dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Had on tap at Clybourn. Nice change of pace while at the pub, soft carbonation and a touch of diacetyl.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: ESB
Date: November 09, 1997
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: ruby red, thick creamy head leaving solid lace
Aroma: rich sweet malt and bitter hop aroma
Flavor: slightly sweet malt flavor followed by lots of lingering bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Score: *** /4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2007
From the tap this poured a deep chestnut body with a thick, spongy ecru head. No lacing. The aroma was rich and malty with some crushed nuts, apples, and a light floral bouquet. The floral bitterness kicked up a notch in the flavor and the finish, making this an enjoyable drink.

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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Cask taster at GI Clybourn. Rich dark brown beer with a brown head that thins out quickly. Crystal malt smell, but "drier" than normal. The cask pull gives it a texture that slides around easily on my tongue. After a swallow, the air in my mouth is redolent with the Kentish hops. A session style is hard to get excited about, but this is indeed a well-tuned ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2006
tap, clybourn - maybe i was just drunk, but i loved this. pretty malty, wonderful served at engine temp. texture suited it well also. regular clear red.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 19, 2005
On Tap @ the brewpub- Pours a clear amber color, small off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, cherry malt thing. Flavor is smooth, a non-bitter sweetness to it, cherries, mint, pie crust, with a just slighlty bitter citrus finish. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Admit that I’ve been really spoiled by some the cask IPAs here. This was a very good, down to earth ESB with enough to hold it together being on cask. That alone says a llot to me as there have been so many places I’ve been to in the U.S. that seem to see cask as being a gimmick rather than an apropriate means of serving. Goose Island knows what they’re doing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2003
This very soft bitter never fails to satisfy. Floral hops nose and sweet malt backbone. Perfect starter to a meal at the brewpub.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Deep copper with no head but good lace. Low carbonation as expected. Starts out with sweet slightly roast malt then finishes with floral hops. A very nice cask ale.


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