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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pale brown and malty, this ale is an Extra Special Bitter, our version of a strong English bitter. Our E.S.B. is brewed with English malts and is dry hopped with Kent Golding hops, imparting a pronounced hop finish.

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Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2002
This almost seemed like the IPA with a bit more malt. Not really an ESB in my opinion.

3.3
Ret12 (454) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2011
This was the best ESB Ive ever had it is bitter but not overly and is perfectly balanced with delicious English Malts.

3.2
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Dark amber with a small white head, good lacing. Aroma is light, mostly citrusy hops, with a slight maltiness in the back. Flavor starts malty & a little sweet, then ends with a good, long hoppiness. Very creamy and thick feeling in the mouth. Quite well balanced.

3.8
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2002
pleasantly bitter, a very nice beer, but I'm not sure that it is worth $5 for a pint.

3.6
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Cask conditioned, hand drawn sample:
Aroma was fruity and hoppy, very pleasing to the nose. Color was a deep cloudy tan. Flavor started off with a subtle hoppyness that opened up into a strong bitter with a long linger. Nice beer.

3.2
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2004
tap @ canal. hoppy notes are more potent in the aroma than the flavor.......

3.4
rcweir (139) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Dark brown, good lacing, not much aroma, strong bittering hops with long finish.

2.9
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2002
Bitter but not too bitter. Creamy texture, very good beer..................

3.6
budguy2142 (24) - USA - JAN 30, 2002
Nice and bitter, good ESB. Not for everyone though..........................

3.8
JohnnyBGoode99 (4) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2002 does not count
If you like the bitter stuff, you'll like this. Not as good as Ipswich Ale though.


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