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Independence Brewing ESB

Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A beautiful copper color our Extra Special Bitter was formulated by Michael Waters to be true to the English style. While the name suggests something very bitter this beer is all about balance. Maris Otter and Biscuit malts delicately balance the East Kent Golding hops. Yeast: English Ale; Hops: East Kent Goldings; Malts: Maris Otter, Biscuit, Crystal. Available on draft only.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1709) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Sample bottle. Pours a hazy brown-red-amber with a high, rocky, cream-cinnamon head. Nose is smoke, malt, orange, dark fruit, and spice; nice blend to it. Deep and complex for an ESB, with a rich, savory undertone; mouthfeel is velvety, almost like a stout. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5462) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2014
Copper amber body, tapped with tiny head. Clean biscuit malt and very light classic herbal hops, yet simple in appeal. That matches the style but isnít super appealing. Simple taste too, light bitterness, not very special. Very light spie. Itís okay. (On tap at The Liberty Tavern Austin)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Amber pour with a white head. The aroma and flavor have some toffee notes with a bit of nuttyness. I also get a bit of caramel as well as some grass and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Hazy amber color with ivory head. Nice fruity, floral, spicy caramel aromas. Medium body. Lightly sweet toasted caramel, floral, grassy hop flavors--good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6074) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
(Draught) cloudy amber with soapy tan head. Nose of grass, bit meaty, weird umami. Taste of grain, pepper, light grass, linger of grain on the palate, oily body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy orange-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, biscuit, and butterscotch. Flavor of brown sugar, bread, caramel, nuts, and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7073) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2012
On tap at Whip In
Pours amber with a small off-white head and some spotty lacing
Aroma and flavor of toasted malts, caramel, bitter chocolate and herbal
A decent ESB

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2/24/12. On tap during RBWG 2012. Slightly hazed orange pour with a small khaki head. Nice grainy aroma with touches of black tea and caramel. Nice grainy flavor as well with caramel and more black tea. Very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Had at the end of the day @ the Sugarland Saucer .. . Pours a light maple tan .. . some biscuit, maple .. . light mouth .. . light sweetness .. . easy to put down .. . . Excuse me, have you seen a giant brain?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10591) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy of white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel malt and tea. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt flavor and raisin. Easy to drink a decent ESB from Independence.

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