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Rock Bottom Seattle Fire Chief ESB

Rock Bottom Seattle Fire Chief ESB
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a clear copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, fruit and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, caramel and grassy hops. The finish is earthy with a malt aftertaste. Decent all around.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and toasted malty. Bitter, light toasted and medium dry. Bitter and mild fruity into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5850) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Clear copper color/ fleeting head. Nice caramel, malt powder sweet aromas. medium body. Tea leaf hoppy flavors with spicy caramel, brown sugar.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2008
The Seattle RB does a more PNW take on Fire Chief, strong and hoppy. Gorgeous golden-amber with thick, rocky head. Rich hoppy nose (wood, grapefruit) with complex caramelly, earthy accents. Even bitterness - great balance - has enough bite to satisfy but the sweet earth and milk chocolate malt notes wipe the slate clean. Not "beer geek" burly but perilously drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2006
Bartender told me this was an ESB, weighing in at around 7.5%. I did find this to be somewhat tasty. Great, in the aspect that it is wonderfully balanced. Some spicy cinnamon, ctirus hoppiness, caramel maltiness, but nice and fruity. A relaxing beer to end the night.


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