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Grand Teton XX Bitch Creek Double ESB

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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To commemorate that twenty-year history, Grand Tetons brewers have chosen four of their year-round beers, three current, one historical, to strengthen and enhance. XX Bitch Creek Double ESB is the final release in their 2008 XX series.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3157) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Tap. Pours clear ruby red brown with a small beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, bread, and a bit of grass. Flavor is about the same with notes of port and molasses and a lightly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
Dark brown color, brown head. Sweet, hoppy scent. Sweet, hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3771) - - OCT 7, 2012
big bottle. 2012. dark, muddy, brown with a small, tan head. fudge, burnt caramel, toast with earthy, forest floor hop notes. flavor has lots of caramel with piney and earthy hops. full bodied. quite sweet but balanced with a big warmth. a big old beer with no particular style, but quite a treat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Wow, what a great beer. Pours the color of a porter and not an ESB. The flavor is mild but rich. Malty with a complement of earthy hops. No one attribute dominates, but is balanced by the others. I will definitely buy this again if I see it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Dark amber brown appearance. Alcohol, dark fruit, burned bread in the flavor. Sweet bread aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (924) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
750ml bottle, labeled 2012, pours a murky brown with small tan head but good lacing. Aroma has dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts, cream, and floral hops. Mouthfeel is creamy, and body is full. Taste is mostly sweet (thanks to the chocolate and berries) but with a dry finish of nuts and hops. Well-hidden alcohol makes this surprisingly easy to drink Another winner from Grand Teton.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
12oz bottle, sample courtesy of Grand Teton. Appreciated! Pours a murky, amber-brown color with a modestly formed, creamy light-tan head. Aroma shows some rich milk chocolate, red fruits, and an endearing floral / earthy hop character; nicely rendered and rounded, with no alcohol poking through (at least at a relatively cool temperature). Creamy texture, with medium-full body and soft carbonation; loads of rich chocolate malt character, showing through quite nicely, surrounded by ripe red berry notes, a touch of a lactic / milky quality (heightened by the creaminess), and the sweetness remains in check courtesy of a pronounced core bitterness, offering pine and citrus and earthiness. Overall, a damn expressive beer and a pleasure to drink. I didn’t care much for the Raging Badger "Berliner Weisse" (tasted more like a German-style hefeweizen), but everything else I’ve had recently from Grand Teton has been solid. Lasting finish of milk chocolate and roast and earthy bitterness, with perhaps just a touch of acetaldehyde poking out right at the very end; a light amount of green apple that melds well with the other parts.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Thanks to Norm for opening up this waxed swing top liter bottle that poured out deep amber in color with tan head. The aroma has a good load of roasted malts as well as a bit of pine like hops in the background. The taste is both rich and roasty and at the same time smooth and easy drinking somehow. In behind the various roasted malts is a pine hop sense in the background. Interesting brew that is big on roasted malts yet has the right level of malt sweetness and hops to make it insanely drinkable. Unexpectedly good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2012
3rd October 2009
Bottle purchased in a Las Vegas liquor store. Opaque dark brown beer with a short lived tan head. Light malt nose. Rich soft palate. Rich malt base with a streak of marmite. Good deep rich hops. Slightly off the beaten track.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Ibrew2or3! Pours a dark caramel color with a tan head. Aroma has caramel, dark fruit and sweet malts. Sweet taste with some roastiness. Dry finish. OK.


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