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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Bitter's "Extra Special" comes in the form of toasted malt - just a touch to enhance the biscuit tones in the malt. Light to moderate hop profile and a touch of sweetness to balance, this pale/orange British ESB lands right between our Bitter and IPA for an enjoyable refreshing ale.

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3.2
yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
Pours amber to hazzlenut brown with a creamy lasting of white head. Aroma of malt and bitterhops blend. Very low on carbonation. Dry blend of mainly malt and some bitterness, nutty. Finish is dry.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Lightly hazed amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy, some grassy, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, light grain, herbal. Light-medium body with light stickiness.

3.3
BVery (11364) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy deep copper pour with a sticky white head. Crackers, biscuit, dusty caramel malts - nice hop balance but more malt forward.

3
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/23/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

hazy amber, creamy beige head, lots of drippy lace, light malt aroma, caramel malt flavor, light sweetness is well balanced by a light bitterness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.6
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Tap @ Barley Johns. Pours a clear, dark golden appearance with a cream colored head and nice lacing. Strange fruity, caramel, lightly grainy aroma. Creamy, dull fruity (cherry?), earthy, herbal flavor. Really tasted off to me.

3.2
drowland (9078) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
8/11/12. GTMW. Nice light amber pour with a solid khaki head. Aroma of bread, toast, and crackers with hints of rich, earthy hoppiness. Nice flavor with light caramel, bread, toast, and more of that rich hoppiness. Tasty.

3.5
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/23/07: Pours an effervescent bright copper with a nicely-lacing web of white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malt with some faint English hops. Body starts with a nice light caramel malty sweetness and good lightly piny flavoring and bitter hops toward a crisp, balanced finish. A good ESB.

3.4
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
On tap at RBSG 07. An amber pour with an aroma of malt and light hops. A light malt flavor with a good hop bitter that grows on the back of your tongue. Slightly thin but good solid smooth mouthfeel. A good ESB.

3.3
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Draft @ Brewpub: Copper color, ruby, nice white head and great lacing. Nose of bright caramel and a sweet chewy mouthfeel. Balanced in every way, so it’s a nice drinker, but just doesn’t really explode anything out at you.


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