RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
A new English-style ale that lives up to the name "Extra Special bitter". Five different malts and four hop varieties contribute a rich complexity and perfect balance. Nitogen conditioned and brewed with imported ingredients for authentic English character. A pint of this flavorful and smooth ale will lease any Englishman.

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Syzzer (736) - Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Full disclosure- I am not a big ESB fan. That said, this ESB was a big meh. Light in flavor, mostly detecting bitterness w/o Hop character. Light yellow color

jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2008
A pretty forgettabe ESB, definitely mediocre and inoffensive. I’m not crazy about ESB’s in general, so I downed it pretty quick and moved on to the rest of my tasting flight.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 11/08/1997
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival

Appearance: amber,
Aroma: sweet malty hop aroma,
Flavor: light malt flavor, low hop bitterness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 2/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.4/5.0
Score: 4
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rmussman (1701) - California, USA - APR 5, 2007
One of the special brews at the brew house in cupertino. Pours very nicely with a decent head on it. It has a fair hoppy aroma. Flavor is strong, which was expected. Strength of the hops could have been better. Overall this was a good beer and one of the betters i have had at BJs.

undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2007
sample in boulder. This one did have a nice taste to it, but that is comparing to the other samples I had.

fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2007
Draught at the brewpub, Plano TX, as Dock ESB, brewed on Fuller’s premises
Hazy red-amber color. Malty brew (most of all the flavor), medium bitterness; far away from the original ESB, but enjoyable.

omhper (25948) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
Draught at BJ’s, Burbank (CA). Clear nut brown. Neutral aroma. Dry with clean mouthfeel and light body. There’s some cardboardy malt flavour and mustard-like hop notes. Spicy, medium intense bitterness dominate the finish. Not a convincing ESB.

Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Tap. Had a good hop aroma to it. Copper colored body small head. Had a good citrus flavor that wasn’t too bitter for me so that was nice. Good beer.

turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Draught. Red amber with a smallish head and lacing. Hops and citrus aroma and flavor like a good IPA. Fruity, hops finish.

trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
It says "Seasonal: Winter" but they were serving it this week in July. Good-looking orange-gold beer with no head. Citrus and hop taste with a dry finish. Decent beer.

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