Rock Bottom Denver Colorado Brewers Guild ESB
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, - OCT 10, 2005
Belle apparence, sortie tout droit du cask, ambrée aux reflets rougeâtres et surmontée d’une bonne quantité de mousse beige pale. Houblons typiquement britanniques aux parfums de feuille de laurier (fuggles ?), malt européen, terreux et légèrement carameleux. Texture aqueuse, très atténué., faible amertume finale. En fût, Rock Bottom, Denver.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2005
Thick, chewy, caramel malt aroma with some notes of toffee and some herbal, floral hops apparent. Opaque, brown body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, tan head that lasts well. Caramel and toffee malt character is joined by raisin-like fruitiness with light finishing bitterness. Medium light body with moderate, soft carbonation. Sampled on tap at Rock Bottom Denver with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 14, 2005
GABF Weekend at the brewery: poured dark orange with a small white head. Mild fruity scent of orange. Mild maltiness in the flavor with a touch of hops and light fruit. Mild hairsprasy. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Tap @ pub, same one BBB had. The sign said this was dry-hopped w/ Phoenix. Hazy amber body with a white nitro head. Malty aroma w/ strawberries and grain husk. Husks in the start of the flavor along with light-caramel malt. Dusty, astringent aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2005
On tap at Denver, (day 2 Pre-GABF):

I am placing this here since there is no other listing for an ESB at this location. It was cask-conditioned.

Hazy amber hue with a long lasting head and good lacing. The aroma has notes of apple and pear esters, floral hops (Fuggles I think), very aromatic and heathery. A smooth bitterness is balanced by a caramel and crystal malt sweetness. A touch twangy and fruity on the finish. It is not too bad and very quaffable, I could pound down a few pints of this over lunch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2005
[Tap at the Denver location] An amber beer with no head. The aroma is very light - what is there is hoppy and yeasty. The flavor is burnt and hoppy - with a dry hoppy end, and the body is thin. A boring beer - and it is too burnt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2005
GABF 2004 Amber in color with small white head. Aroma is floral. Flavor is bitter and hoppy,malty with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Happy to be able to try this when in Denver for GABF 2004. Red-orange in color with a small white head. Clear. Nice citrisy, hopped up aroma. Bitter flavor, grapefruit and oranges intermixed for a nice roundness. Very soft on the palate, silky even. Surprisingly good. Maltiness at the tail end of the finish gives the beginning of a good malt backbone, though I think it could have used a tad more.

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