Akin to a traditional English Pale Ale, our ESB (Extra Special Bitter) is a balanced, medium-strength ale. Deep amber in color, ESB is one of the true, great session beers. Moderately fruity esters, a nearly-sweet caramel character, and Brit-grown Fuggle hops give this living legend a perfectly balanced, medium-dry finish. Grab a friend, grab a pint, and a session will surely follow.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on 10/13/2012 at GABF. This ESB pours a medium gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Extra Special Bitter. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Slightly sweet throughout the taste. Decent session ale. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a copper-orange color with a small white head. The aroma was faintly fruity and hoppy. The taste was similar characteristics - sour fruit and abrasive vague bitterness. A very good ESB.
LilBeerDoctor (3512) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange brown with a thin white head. Aroma of light fruits, especially apple skins. Flavor of the same light fruits and toasted malts with a spicy hop finish. Very drinkable and flavorful.
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