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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Bitters are popular pub beers in England and are closely related to the more well known pale ales. Saranac Extra Special Bitter has a rich, maltytaste balanced by the pleasant bitterness of Willamette hops. The finish is dry with a hint of the floral english Fuggle and spicy Saaz hop. Enjoy!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2001
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 Clear orange with a thin small-bubbled white head. Light hops in the aroma, with some caramel. Starts and ends bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2001
Golden amber colour, nice caramle malt flavour, but not enough hops to be called an ESB, and it is too thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2001

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 5, 2001
Nicely balanced; perhaps not enough hops for a bitter, but I like the caramel malts myself. No, its not too different from their Amber; not worth going out of the way for, but better’n what John Q Public is drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2001
Clear copper, minimal head. The nose has decent mix of hops and malt..heavier towards the malt. Starts of with a hoppy twang followed by caramelly maltiness with a light nuttiness takes over and finishes first sweet and then hoppy...not bad..didnt really notice a big difference with this or their amber...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2001
Middle of the road ESB. Nice hop profile and decent malt balance. Has a nice twang to it.


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