Triumph Extra Special Bitter
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
Our homage to the Extra Special Bitters of England packs plenty of flavor from both malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5694) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
Location: Draft at the Brewpub - Princeton, 4/21/13

Aroma: The nose is on the lighter side with some spice, malt/grain notes, and a bit of fruit
Appearance: This one pours a clear orange color with a small head and drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is pretty much what you’d expect from the nose, mid-sweet and light bitter
Palate: The body of this one medium, leaning a touch light, and it has a decent mouthfeel
Overall Impression: Overall, I thought this beer was okay, but nothing special. It is drinkable enough, but it certainly isn’t a memorable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (2245) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 12, 2010
Amber color, foamy yelow head, fruity flavor, slightly bitter taste, medium body, abrupt finish. Had it at Princeton and liked it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (6678) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
Draft @ princeton. Orange pour with some light tan head. Aroma is indicative of this bitter style. Light carbonation. Taste follows with some light bittering hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Pump at triumph. Pulls a copper body with an off white head. Malty body caramel and grain, lighter citrus and earth y toned hop notes. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5595) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2009
Hand pump at Princeton location. Poured a clear rusty copper colored body with a large silky smooth creamy off white head. Biscuit and nut aroma. Super creamy and smooth body. Flavor is grain, nut and slight toffee. A very refreshing and well done beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (2000) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
Triumph Princeton served ESB @ more of an English temperature (45-55F)via the handpump. Adequate bitterness (and in keeping with the style), slight bread yeastiness, and malt backbone. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2008
On tap at their New Hope, PA brewpub. Deep copper under a very thin light khaki head. Faint bready aroma. Strong malt takes center stage with a classic English metallic note, some toffee and vanilla bean. Mildly carbonated and smooth mouthfeel and a very dry, slightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2008
On draft at the New Hope location 6/22/08 with Lil Lauren. Pours a light coppery amber with a medium sized creamy white head. Aroma of tangy citrus and bitter hops. Taste of tangy light citrus with hints of simcoe and amarillo hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Cask at Princeton. Very British hop aroma, though spicy with potato. Red pour with a small head. Mild, earthy hop flavor with a nice calm body. Relaxing and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
Handpump at the Princeton location. Aroma is quite fruity with lots of cherry and berry character. A light earthy grainy malt base and a fairly low spicy hoppiness. It could use a slightly higher hopping rate or a bit of dry hops as well. Decent ESB.

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