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Great Divide HotShot ESB

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
HotShot ESB is an easy-drinking and remarkably smooth Extra Special Bitter, brewed in the classic-English style. More assertively hopped than ordinary bitters, light copper-colored HotShot showcases clean hop flavors, balanced by its slightly fruity nose and light-caramel malt character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34703) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
A clear orange beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is lovely hoppy combined with some notes of hop oils - surprisingly hoppy for an ESB - I guess it is Cascade. The flavor is ofcourse sweet malty, but really more dominated by hops and hop acids, leaving You with a dry bitter note on the tongue. There are a slight nuttyness also. Jeppe bring more of this home - nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
Bottled. Amber coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, hops and fruits. Flavour of hops and malts with fruity notes. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2006
Bottled. Orange golden colour, huge foamy head. Lovely sweet caramel and honeyish hoppy aroma. Flavour is dry fruits, hops. That’s about it. Slightly light overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours amber with a slight haze and a small, white head. Aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Medium-bodied with plenty of caramel and a bitterness that slowly builds up. Dry finish. 180506

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2006 [Bottled at Old Eskil Ölkultur, Eskilstuna] Hazy dark amber, rich creamy head. Plenty of caramel, some grass. Medium bodied with clean - too clean - mouthfeel and low-medium bitterness. With it’s laid back hop character it relies heavily on malt character, but hard crystal malt does not provide what I’m looking for in terms of depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a tan head. Malty and fruity aroma with hints of citrus. Malty flavor with caramel hints. Long hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2006
Beautiful copper color; giant head, too much… fermentation? Some aroma of hop, light yeast. Malty taste; medium body structure; toffee; very good hop flavor and bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2006
Hazy orange, huge airy head. Hoppy floral aroma. Fruity and hoppy flavor. A bit like dish water after a while. Fruits and hops in the finish as well. Far fram the best beer this brewery has presented.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16989) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
Nice creamy long lasting white head. Color is hazy golden. Aroma is mainly hops. Taste is hoppy with a good hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2006
Bottled. Copper-colored, light hazy beer with a beige head. Aroma has fruity hops, caramel and roasted malt. The flavor adds some candisugar-like notes to it. Full, sweet, light sticky body and a sweet and american-hopped finish. (060518)

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