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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Thunder Trail ESB stays true to our English Brewing Heritage. With a strong backbone of Maris Otter and Crystal malts, this Extra Special Bitter is balanced by earthy, spicy, English hops. Our Ringwood yeast strain imparts a dis-tinctly fruity character that is accented by dry-hopping with a modest amount if Palisade hops. We hope you enjoy this quality session ale — wherever the Trail may take you.

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thouse (53) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
earthy, yet fruity. Going to be my go to ESB. Nice balance of malts and hops.

4
Elnaer (11) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
I honestly have limited experience with ESB’s. They are relatively new to me. That being said, this is a tasty beer (isn’t that the real goal here). It’s not bitter like an IPA...instead it’s a little sour with a touch of fruity bitter, like an orange peel or to a lesser extent, a lime. It’s very tasty and a nice change of pace for someone who prefers Stouts and Porters...for whatever that’s worth. Cheers!

3.9
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Rich caramel color with a good size off-white head. Lots of caramel in the aroma along with some slightly sour malt. Caramel, vanilla and some malt and grain flavors. Really smooth body. This one was a nice surprise.

3.9
milewide (2332) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Cloudy amber color with excellent small bubble head. Flavor was malty, with lots of English hops focused on flavor and not just bitterness.

3.8
deyholla (12583) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a lot of grass notes with some light grain and just a hint of pine coming through. Flavor has bitter pine up front that mellows in to a grass and light grain finish.


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