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Brewed by Clocktower Brewpub
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional English-style esb, copper-coloured & extremely drinkable; floral hop aromas supported by a malty profile to balance this classic style.

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2.1
omhper (25249) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2017
Keg at Clocktower Elgin St, Ottawa. Clear copper colour, small head. Fruity caramelly nose. Sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Syrupy sweet with some spice and hay. Caramelly malt. Mid bitter finish. Lifeless.

3.2
Eructoblaster (4265) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
On tap at the Elgin Street brewpub. Limpid copper body with a thin white frothy head. Hoppy aroma with brown sugar notes. Its sharp hoppy taste carries nutty and woody notes. Ends with a solid bitter finish. Not bad.

3.5
AleRider78 (1333) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
At Glebe brewpub, Ottawa. Pint arrived with a thin layer of head, and has a reddish copper colour. Some carbonation. Good lacing. Malty aromas and flavours. Not much hops but it’s still pretty noticeable in the aroma. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Hints of cinnamon and some mild spices also in the flavour. Pretty good.

3.2
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Pint on tap at Clocktower Brewpub in Ottawa. Pours a nice copper color. Flavor is light, balanced, and malty. Overall very drinkable.

2.4
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Aroma:light butter nose... Appearance:Hazy amber, light lacing head.. Flavor:light butter,light bitter...

3.3
Metalchopz (3419) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
A special one-off that is unfiltered with lots of hops and yeast floating all around. Amber colour with a frothy warm cap and good retention. Probably the biggest head and longest lasting I have had at this brewpub. Sweet honey and fruity malt nose with a bit of grassy hops. Wet mouthfeel and medium-bodied. Not as hoppy as expected, but a nice consistent dry bitterness. Decent fruity malts with hints of burnt notes and nuts. A pretty good experiment with one of their classic brews and adding Cascade hops for those who prefer hoppier beers.
Earlier Rating: 11/2/2011 Total Score: 3.6
Use to have this one on cask back in the day, but had it recently on draft. Pours a clean amber colour with a small off-white head and decent lacing. The nose was fresh and nicely hoppy. Great crisp mouthfeel with a hoppy taste and grainy aftertaste. Nicely balanced between the hop and the malt (which give it a little burnt grain to it). I really like this one as it is a nice bitter and great session beer.

3.3
solidfunk (9011) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Decent bitter. Pours orange with ok head and lacing. Crisp malt aroma with some hops in finish to give it a taste of bitterness. Not much more going on here otherwise. Well_balanced British session ale though. Tap at Burden brewpub.

3.2
Viper666 (3286) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Dégustée en fût sur place (Bank St) sous le nom de "Clocktower Wisharts ESB". De couleur dorée-orangée et claire. Nez de grains de malt légèrement sucrés, léger de houblon herbeux aux notes florales avec des notes de pain et de levures fruitées (agrumes). Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement huileuse. Léger goût de levures fruitées (agrumes) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de malt pâle frais et légèrement sucrés avec des notes de pain puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume asséchante de houblon herbeux aux notes florales. Post-goût moyen et aux notes sèches, légèrement amer de houblon herbeux aux notes florales avec des notes de grains et quelques traces fruitées (zeste d’agrumes). (5 avril 2013)

3.1
italarican (1549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2012
On tap at the Bank St. brewpub. Moderate perfume hoppiness with honey malt. Balanced overall.

3.3
BreWedge (539) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
On tap @ Clocktower Pub Ottawa. Pours a nice coppery amber with an off-white head. Aroma was a roasty malt. Taste was both sweet (caramel/toffee) and bitter but the sweet was dominant. Some grainy malt taste with a chewy mouthfeel and an astringent medium bitter finish. Decent ESB but not top shelf. Definitely prefer an ESB with less sweetness.


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