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RATINGS: 516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
ESB is extra strong brown here, bam, good stuff, well hopped and those roasty rich caramel malts are bad ass, love it

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle->Willi. Deep amber with large frothy lite tan head. A: caramel malt, floral hops, nuts. T: nutty, roasted malt, pine hops. Bittersweet, OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3658) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Looks very nice, good head, amber color. Hops drive the flavor but without a corresponding sense of bitterness. Thinner malts, but drinkable. (bottle, 2013 Ale Jail festival, St. Paul, MN)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is actually quite hoppy, with some resinous notes to it and just a hint at some toasting in there. Taste is only very slightly sweet (with a bitter finish, actually) with malts and some toasting appearing throughout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jnance34 (3) - Raleigh, USA - AUG 24, 2013 does not count
roasty, caramel, brown, hazy, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2013
ESB is extra strong brown here, bam, good stuff, well hopped and those roasty rich caramel malts are bad ass, love it

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy brown. Good lacing minimal head. Nice taste. Hints of coffee not fan of the style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lhns03 (68) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pours with a hazy dark dark amber. Has a creamy brown head with light retention and lacing. Nose is distinctly herbal, licorice? Some roastiness in both the aromas and flavors. Off-dry with a mostly dry, bitter, lingering finish. Body is medium-full with average carb. Overall a decent offering for the Copper Ale, ESB category.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (1972) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Nice sharply bitter ale. Pours medium brown with thick fluffy beige head, lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is pine, peat, malt, hops. Taste comes on even stronger, bitterness at the forefront. Abrupt, chalky finish leaves mouth dry. Perfect imitation of this British style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Perfect bitterness and the rest is pretty good, too. Bready and piney with a hint of dark fruit.


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