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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


prosqtor's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Brought back from Grand Junction by Mrs. Prosqtor. Pours nice and rich, a crisp and clear amber color with a puffy white head. It’s a little sweet, and probably not hoppy enough. Decent ESB though. Might have to re-rate after my cold is gone.


2.6
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (5580) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
weordie (573) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4629) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Can at home. Unfortunately, I was only able to record numerical rating during this visit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4041) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Can from the brewery. Tastes like grapefruit hops, caramel malt, some dry pine. Light/medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2128) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2454) - 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.

3.3
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (448) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - APR 23, 2015
Tap @ Brewery pours amber with little head retention. Slghtly earthy malt notes and hops. Overall, could use more structure and grip.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (1035) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2015
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