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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a small fizzy beige head that retained as a thin film. Light lazy visible carbonation. The nose is toasty and slightly grainy with just a light leafy hoppiness. The flavor is full of cereal grain and dry toasty malt. Just a very light bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side with moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, not exactly a model for the style, there’s no smoothness and that makes it not so drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottw86 (1166) - Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Poured a dark honey color. Aroma of light citrus notes with some hops. Taste was not very bitter. Mostly sweet malts and some flowery notes. Not much aftertaste. Overall smooth, but not too flavorful.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
otismulligan (34) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
bottle-pour into pint glass. dark amber color, mild citrus aroma. a lite bitter sweet flavor with a subbtle aftertaste. not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (3139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2009
Really enjoyed this. Redish-Brown colour with a smell of hop and nut. Has a smooth bitterness although the flavour is short and not long lived it goes down very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours redish-brown with a thinbeige head. Smells hoppy and nutty. Tastes grassy with the hops, and nutty, honey sweet, a little carmely malt, and a smooth bitterness. Carbonation is soft. Pretty balanced between hops and malts and spiciness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
SAR ESB S5L4F3T5O10: Smells strong at first but when I pour it into the glass it goes to a mild sweeter olfactory. Looks like a lighter root beer or iced tea. Tolerable sparkling bitterness on the palate. Almost mild yet strong enough to let you know its beer. Decent esb, bitter linger but not over the top. Almost seems mildly chocolaty at times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells rosey and sweet. Tastes rosey and sweet with some grassy notes on the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (4045) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Sampled at the Second Cellar Reduction. Clear dark amber with thin near white head. Nose has a yeasty funk and malt is prevalent, with some spiciness. Flavor is vegetal, and I suppose is trying for a nuttiness, with very floral hop on the tail. As with almost all saranac beers, a watered down version to allow the masses to try a craft brew. Im down with that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Bottle with Butters at Second Cellar Reduction. Light tan head and amber color. Smell caramel. Sweet and spicy. Nice bitterness for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2009
bottle from total wine. Rich clear yellow/gold pour wtih a small head. Aroma is very malty. Biscuits, honey and some light spices. Flavor gives in to a lot of malt with very little bitterness. Fair effort.

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