Thorn Street Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A classic English style, the ESB is one of our favorite beers. A style popularized in London long ago, the most famous version, Fuller’s ESB, is brewed in Chiswick on the river Thames just west of London. Our version is brewed with Crisp Marris Otter English pale malt, with a blend of Caramel malts and oats to add complexity and body to the beer. British Ale yeast brings a light fruitiness to the beer, while East Kent Golding hops provide a distinct floral note. Flavors of toasted bread, nuts, caramel, raisins and toffee combine with fruit and floral aromas to bring you a truly authentic British beer. Cheers mate!

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (15570) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Orange colored pour with a white head. Really a poor nose for an ESB. Musty, old hops, sugar, and caramel. Some bubblegum, cardboard, and floral hops. Tastes like wet paper, sugar, caramel, and cardboard. Bubblegum, floral hops, grass, and a light bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
As hammersmith bitter. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, malt, caramel, citrus. Flavour is is hop, malt, caramel, citrus. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2014

[ As Thorn Street Hammersmith Bitter ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, malty, light hay. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, sweet malt, sweet hay, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140118]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16422) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
As Hammersmith Bitter. A dense, off-white head of finger-thick size forms over a more or less clear dark golden body. Some lacings. The aroma is lightly citrusy with some pale malts. Not much flavor, just some pale malts and a little fruityness. Medium body, quite low on carbonation. Some bitterness in the fruity finish. A rather boring one, but at least easy drinkable. 140118

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 Pours dark unclear orange with bubbles on top. Caramel, bread, flowers and dusty hops. Medium bodied. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (10864) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, floral, grass and hay. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (12619) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Hazy orange with a lasting white head. Aroma of malt, a little citrus and a hint of vegetable. Dry fruity and malty flavour with yeasty notes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (16995) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 180114

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, grass, straw, malt and hops. Dry grassy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
satmansd (5) - Spring Valley, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013 does not count
Great little nano-brewery. Check em out before the go extinct. Great beer, food and company. Service is lacking but the good beer is worth waiting for and there’s a food truck out front with gourmet stuff. Great vibe.

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