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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2009 Bottled. Interesting yellow-brown color and a fizzy head. Pretty tasty, actually overhopped for the style, but not aggressive like an American IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Nice mahogany color with cream-colored head. Some lacing down the glass. Aromas of flowers and citrus wafted from the glass. Sharp bite from bitter hops that was subdued with malt afterwards. It almost makes you pucker at the first taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Slight flower and citrus fruit aroma. Head was rather lacking. Deep copper color. Big fruit up front, with orange zest and touches honey over roasted malt. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Very nice mahogany pour with a small off white head and good lace. Malt and hop fill the aroma. Good flavors of malt, some wood and nut. Medium body with a slightly bitter finish. Not a bad bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2004
I've had some great and some lousy bottles of this beer...more of the latter, especially more recently as its popularity grows. Nice glowing nutty color and massive clean and dense head when poured in my guiness-type glass, poor head in shaker-type glass; I have no idea why that is, but it is consistent. Nice malt and hops in aroma and a hint of something, maybe yeast/bread dough? Mouthfeel is light, something I have experienced with a number of ESBs recently (I'm beginning to think I need to re-evaluate just what it is I think an ESB should be, for that reason I'm giving an average-3- for palate). Finish is quite dry, but not as bitter as I'd like. Overall a good example of the style and a great label. Great session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Reddish deep amber hue with small frothy head and very good lace. The aroma hints of pine, grapefruit, grassu hops, toasted nutty malts, and some dusty yeast esters. The taste is surprisingly piney and twangy, not like an IPA but more than most ESB's. An undertone of peanuts, rye bread, and yeast. The finish is bitter and lingering. The mouthfeel is thin and lively. Not quite to style, but refreshing and something I could drink more than a few of.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craven5000 (100) - Westville, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Tan head with a light creaminess. A dark reddish caramel body. Citrus, grapefruit flavors. Light but definitely not watery. After going down easy there was bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2004
Wow this was an unexpected bottle of tastiness. Thanks to Buck_Dich for this gem. Pours a light brown color, with a nice foamy head. Lots and lots of toffee, and caramel, with a nice acidic bitter cascadian hop bite. Great malt character, with some bready toasted notes that make this incredibly well balanced and extremely easy to drink. Very highly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 20, 2003
thx kyzr for this one. clear mahogany with a large off white head. slightly sweet aroma, the flavor is sweet up front with a lemon/grapefruit tartness at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2003
Chestnut, clear; yellowish & dense head. Nose of dark bread, touch of diacetyl, no hops. Bready tasty, nutty, slight oxidation - which is in accordance with Volgons' cardboard - fully malty. Very full mouthfeel, creamy and velvety. One for the 'maltheads' - but so little hops in a Best Bitter?

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