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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bitch Creek perfectly balances big malt sweetness and robust hop flavor for a full bodied, satisfying mahogany ale. Like the stream for which it is named, our Bitch Creek ESB is full of character... Not for the timid.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1463) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours with a lot of carbonation which creates a large, yellow tan colored head. Beer is a deep brown with a very nice garnet red coloring. A lot of carbonation remains on the side of the glass. Aroma has a very hefty amount of caramel malt which the sweetness is tempered by a light roasted nuttiness and light earthy bitterness. Flavor starts off with a lot of caramel malt sweetness with a light orange citrus and earthy bitterness moving into the middle to soften the sweetness. FInish of the beer has light coffee/dark chocolate mix with just a touch of date sweetness at the end. Body is modest with a high amount of carbonation which leaves great lacing on the side of the glass as it is drank down. Overall a very, very good example of an ESB.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (1245) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Typical esb beer. Not what I like but had most of the beers on the menu. Bitter with a bad aftertaste Had this at bad dog ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1717) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Not the ESB you’re thinking of. This is a nice variation of the style being a bit more roasty than your average ESB of a copper red color. Decent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1036) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Pours a dark brown w/ a good tan head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is a good blend of malt & hop. The taste is fairly bitter throughout but finishes w/ some sweet malt & a clean finish. It has a very good mouthfeel & an overall a terrific beer!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tightslice (212) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Perhaps the summer months have me craving something more thirst quenching. I found this off-putting from the start... although I would typically enjoy something so roasted and bitter. Will review again down the road.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (706) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bitter of course, gets worse with time, malty dark roasted taste with bitter finish....

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (172) - California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Very dark color, good head, and decent lacing. Great aroma, strong scent, chocolate smell. Very smooth finish. Usually not a fan of the darker beers, but this one gets the job done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1692) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2014
Orange to mahogany brown in colour with a persistent latte coloured head and some haze in the body. Herbal hoppiness is the predominant aroma and some dusty cocoa. Really not what I expect ESB to be, but anyway. A taste reveals a bit of funky umami and then burnt caramel and resinous hoppy character. There is a pinch of bitterness and a toasty caramel finish that endures. There is a place for all things in the beer world, I’m sure. I’m also sure this isn’t your classic ESB but also isn’t anywhere near a classic brown ale either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2715) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent ESB on tap at the LA Beer Festival, awesome brown pour, some lacing, smells bitter, malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Machinari_Diem (58) - - FEB 24, 2014
Pours light brown with a root beer float head that laces the entire way down the glass. Aroma full of hops - American citrus even though I would expect British hops. Some roasted malts but mild. Flavor roasty and slightly chocolatey with massive American citrus hop flavor. Slightly stale hops in taste. Possible blend of continental hops - grassy notes. Finishes dry and very hoppy. Interesting hybrid ale.


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