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Twains Stubborn River ESB

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Twains Stubborn River ESB
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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional English Bitter brewed with Fuggle hops and European malts. One notch lighter in color than Sleepy Conscience ESB. Our ESB has a nice orange color, toasted bread flavor, and earthy hop finish; it is well balanced and drinkable. “The Mississippi River will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise . . .”


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1816) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Tap at the brewpub summer 2011. Orangey amber that’s slightly hazy. Earthy hops, malty, and dark fruity aromas. Nicely bitter, earthy, mineral, touch of toffee, bread and dark fruit. Medium body. Not bad

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3740) - - JUN 2, 2012
tap. pours a clear amber. nutty flavor. really toasty and roasty for an ESB style beer. didn’t really remind me of the style but it was ok anyway. twains is a really great place to hang out! i had a blast...and got blasted.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours clear amber with thin lacing. Medium aroma of caramel and spice. Mildly hoppy with a nice burnt caramel flavor & light bitter finish. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3053) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Lots of nuttiness in the malt on this one. Honestly comes across more like a brown ale than an ESB.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2011
On cask. Wtf on the aroma. Caramel, burnt cookies, and some puke. Have you ever bit into a vitman tablet? Well that’s the dominate flavor here with some more burnt cookies. This beer is awful. Chug time to get rid of it.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Pours hazy orange with no head. Aroma of oranges. Taste of bread and flat beer. Not good. Need a drain.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrob21 (2486) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2010
There was something just a little off here and I’m thinking infected so unfortunately this is not going to be a great rating. Will have to keep a watch out for another shot at rating this down the road. Pour was a very delectable looking amber color. Aroma is slightly caramel sweet but mostly overpowered by this off putting sort of metallic kind of smell. Flavor has a bit of malt working but again the butteriness in the flavor is overpowering. The finish is a slightly bitter with a little spice and grass. Nice english hop finish there. The butter kills the rest of the beer though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4353) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Appearance: Clear, dark amber-copper body with a thin, white wisp atop but no real head. Smell: Various bakery-based notes of toasted bread, biscuits, and brown sugar. Good whiff of spicy, zesty Fuggle hops. Taste: Sweet breadiness with a touch of oven-toasted day-old biscuits, brown sugar, and light caramel. Touch of green raisin fruitiness. Earthy, spicy hops with a medium-low amount of bitterness. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering zip of English hops. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: An acceptable, enjoyable brew even well-suited to nighttime patio drinking at Twain’s.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3229) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Comes out of the tap a beautiful dark, semi-transparent amber shading towards lighter gold near the bottom. Head is cream-eggshell and of a decent thickness. Aroma is fairly strong, hoppy, malty and slightly spicy. Flavor is hoppy, somewhat bitter but not fiercely so, with an earthy, yeasty and malty undertone. Texture is fairly smooth and fizzy, about average. Overall a good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4136) - Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2008
draft. Clear golden / amber color. Thin white head. Very nice lacing. Aroma of grain and a nice floral hop. Very well balanced. kinda soapy flavor. some light caramel malts, leveled out by a light hop bitterness. light bodied, very easy to drink. This is the ultimate every day drinker.


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