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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 023: Knightro ESB

Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Beer Camp 23 March 2010 ABV 5 IBU 41

Knightro ESB is a fully nitrogenated beer designed as our take on the creamy cask ales of England with a decidedly Sierra Nevada twist. Knightro is mahogany brown in color with a rich caramel and bready malt aroma used as a platform to showcase bundles of earthy and herbal English-style hops. This beer has a creamy mouth feel and gentle carbonation from the use of a high percentage of nitrogen instead of the typical CO₂.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"eh. obviously served on nitro and it’s just not big enough of a beer to be able to pull that off. a nice light and floral aroma and sweetness is nice, but pretty weak."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndyW68 (1458) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Watery. Clear orange pour with white head. Aroma is malty and musty. Taste is stale. Not bad. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Tap at RNH. Pours a hazed deep brown with a good off white head. Aroma is earthy nutty doughy light fruity ester and English nutty yeast character. Flavor is leather, earth, dust, toast, caramel malts, grass, fruits, and a mostly dry finish, slight mineral and toast in the end as well. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Draft. Pours a dark amber body with an off white head. Best head retention of the night. Soft bitter hop tones. Light caramel and chewy. Soft fruit tones and a light bitterness to round down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours a ruby tinged brown. Sweet caramel and malt on the nose. Malty, toasty with some light hops. Smooth, with long caramel notes. Smooth finish with toast, caramel, and more malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Poured a dark brown with a thin beige head. Nose is big roasted malts. Nice roasted malts with some good hop notes. Better than Guinness to me, but a nice nitro version of thier stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
tap @ RnH - not sure if an ESB is enhanced by being on nitro. Clear, dark brown pour, dry crackery malts and grainy adjuncts - used in good balance though. Smooth and body is tad creamier, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
On tap @ Rattle N Hum. Amber clear, some creamy head. Aromas of toasty malts, almonds, some earthy hop notes. Bit of a creamy mouthfeel but not much, some bitterness on the finish. Not very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Nitro at RnH, with an appropriately creamy head. Grassy, bready, surprisingly hoppy nose. Very creamy, slightly milky. Soft, super-clean body, biscuit, almond, cookie. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Pours hazy amber with a big, offwhite head, sheet lace. Smells. Malty and sweet and caramelly malty, with some earth. Tastes the same, sweet and malty, some earth, sugar. Medium body, velvetty carb.

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