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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
This English Special Bitter is our “Special Ale.” Special because it is one of only a handful of canned microbrews in the nation. Special because the Galena hops and pale ale malts create a crisp first sip, a hoppy tongue, and a malty sweet finish. Though “bitter” is part of the name, “better” would be a more accurate term. Fresh and lively, this canned beer suits the needs of any outdoor enthusiast. Like it says on the can: Fish, Luau, Golf, Raft, Toboggan. Ska can!

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2051) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2013
A finger a half of head on a hazy, dark straw colored body. The aroma is a faint apricot and grain. The taste has a strong malt presence with a good balance of bitterness middle to end. The finish is short. Crisp texture with moderate carbonation and medium body. An enjoyable ESB.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnCook101 (522) - - MAR 12, 2016
Pretty generic golden ale. Sweet malt, some fruit, light to moderate bitterness. It’s OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sawbuck (588) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Not much on the nose....some bread. Crystal clear dark orange, with a super thin white head. Sweet caramel up front. Bread/biscuit throughout. Bitterness balances sweetness pretty well. Bitterness has some spiciness, earthy tones. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Origin: Can. Vessel: Can. Supplier: Gift (Romsey). Bitter caramel with high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6011) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2015
Boks 330ml delt med Rune på Cafe Fiasco 11 Des 15.Mørk amber. Lett uklar. Filmskum. Spotlacing. Aroma av mørke plommer. Smaken mørk aprikos. Litt tungdrikkelig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
weordie (648) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Pours brown/red with a small white head. Aroma is sweet toffee. Smooth on the palate but it’s a bit sickly sweet to be honest, this brewery has so much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4773) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Can at home. Unfortunately, I was only able to record numerical rating during this visit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4243) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Can from the brewery. Tastes like grapefruit hops, caramel malt, some dry pine. Light/medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Not one of the only craft beer cans anymore! This is still a very good esb in a can. No off tastes and just a clean red/esb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Nice amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of biscuit malt, yeast, hops, & caramel; Flavor of toasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sask89 (500) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
Pours a clear amber colour with an extremely creamy white head. Aroma is a little flat with some grainy notes, a bit like cereal. Taste is a little bitter but mostly imperceptible, not sweet, just nice. Ceamy mouth feel, light to medium body, and soft carbonation. Decent ESB overall.

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