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Texas BIG BEER Working Stiff Ale

Texas BIG BEER Working Stiff Ale
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 199   ABV: 6.62%
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This is my personal favorite beer as a home brewer. I have brewed more batches of this beer than any other. I kept it on tap at my house continually. This is also my most medal winning beer of all time. I even entered it in the Samuel Adams TM Holiday Homebrew Competition back in about 2005 and it took first place in the category and the beer advanced to the final three. But, it did not get best of show. I was sad at the time, but happy as hell now, because if it had won, it would be Jim Cookís beer! This beer is an ESB, which was the premium beer of the Working Man (Working Stiff) who frequented the pubs of London after a hard dayís work back in the mid 1800ís. It may be a 160 years later, but this beer is still the ULTIMATE TAP BEER!


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mmmbeer (1225) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
22 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a very mildly murky orange yellow color, razor edge thin white ring around the glass for a head. Aroma of biscuits, raw pizza dough, and an light note of an old ashtray that was forgotten years ago but still have some funk left in it. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt is there but is dominated by this really weird cigarette paper taste (like a Winston- not a Marlboro, Camel, or even ZigZags- striaight up Winston cigarette paper), as well as the glue that binds it, finish has more of these flavors come out, finish is just slightly bittering. Very odd.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle from a liquor store in Temple. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is old cardboard and grain. Taste is a little astringent, hand-rolled cigarette paper, and light grain. Weird finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a clear light orange color with golden highlights. Light carbonation. Dry dusty aroma, play-doh smell. Clay. Old notes. Flavor is light, clay, bland, and weak. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. The look is cloudy, white head, and brick dirty orange in color. The smell malt, floral, some herb or spice, hops, and ok. The taste is easy drinking, floral, malts, odd.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
12 oz bottle. Amber orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of herbal tea, chamomile, grass, light vegetal, fresh notebook paper. Taste is of stale crackers, herbal, iced tea, and dried leaves.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle:   Orangish straw, a bit dirty, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Pale hopped up nose, a touch sweet, a little citrus peel and pith.   Not too bright, not musty or stale, just soft.   Soft citrus peel and pith on the tongue, very little bitterness.   Does have a bit of that powdery sweetness that I get out of most Danish beers.   Not as biscuity or ashtray like, which I come to expect from most ESB beers.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes like a slight malty Pale Ale, low hopped, with soft carbonation.   ESB you say?   Thanks Bill!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7905) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange with off white head. Nose and taste of biscuit malt, hops and light citrus. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5530) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Orange pour with a large white head. The aroma is full of orange citrus, perfume and biscuit malt. The flavor has some iced tea notes as well as some orange citrus, grass, floral hops and biscuit malt. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium to high, prickly carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Excellent appearance, it was tannish with some orange tint, a smidge hazy, had plenty of rising bubbles, and had a great sturdy off white head that left a great cap and plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma is somewhat malty with a good bit of bitterness, not a ton of overly distinct particular hops aromas, but still a notable degree of hops aroma. The flavor follows right along, being fairly malt forward, but with a crisp and pronounced bitterness. I like it, I donít really want tons of mango, pine, citrus etc when I drink an ESB, I just want a good solid bitterness and a solid malt body. This beer delivers. The drinkability is pretty high, medium body with a crisp but bitter finish, and a little lingering dry maltiness. I like it. Tasty and delicious, interesting and different. This is my second of four from this brewery, and so far Iím very happy to have another good brewery thatís pretty local. Definitely try it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2013
This brewery is getting better and better with their beers .. . mild summer fruit and hay .. . deep yellow orange .. . minimal foam .. . easy finish, could drain a couple no problem. .. . If you have swine flu, you need oink-ment..


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