RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The national drink of England is an ale called "Bitter," designated as "Ordinary," "Best" and "Extra Special Bitter," or ESB, depending on its body and strength. Our version is coppery red and medium-bodied. Its tangy hop character is nicely balanced by the biscuit-like flavor of specially roasted barley malt.

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3.7
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
Slightly hazy red-copper w/ finger of beige foam. Very citrusy, piny nose w/ malt background. Medium body. Good clean malt & fresh hoppy flavour. Not overstated but quite good.

3.1
Cobra (1100) - - JUN 6, 2003
12 oz. bottle. Poured out a darker shade of a hazy copper color. Cloudy appearance to it. Smells of caramel, hops, and malts. Actually smells just like Bigfoot ale. Tastes very smooth, with a nice malt beginning to it. Has that classic Centennial hops bite to it as well. Finishes smooth, with a caramel aftertaste to it. A pretty good beer, all in all.

3.5
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2003
4/13/03: bottle.
medium amber-brown color. honey nose. pretty active with honey and malt flavors.

2.5
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Quite malty and more bitter than an English Bitter. More like a US amber ale. Plenty of malt, but they get lost behind the hop assault. Why do I buy these beers?

3.2
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2003
Poured a red body with a white head that quickly diminshes. No lacing.
Very hoppy aroma with an underwhelming malt presence.
'Biscuit-like' quality is there in the flavor with an almost IPA level hoppiness. Very strange combination of color, malt and hops that comes together nicely.
A bit of a chalky mouthfeel.

3.4
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Good flavor, very hoppy for a good ESB representation. Sweet for a red, better than red ale.

3.8
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2003
sweet, very drinkable esb. the mild fruit flavor added a nice touch. not sure i've every had red esb... but i might consider another

3.7
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2002
Deep copper colored with significant floral hop and malt tones in the aroma. Thick malt flavor contributes to a caramely full body that finishes with mellow, not overly-assertive hop bitterness. A fine ESB.

3.4
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Aroma is fairly malty, with some caramel and dark fruit notes. More malty than most called ESB. Bready flavors dominating and framed by dark fruit malts. Pleasant and well made.

3.3
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2002
A nice ESB.


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