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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An English-style Extra Special Bitter (ESB). The perfect pub pint to share with your mates. Public Ale’s name is an ode to a sessionable style that not only has been commonly found in English public houses for centuries, but can be enjoyed today by everyone within our Community. ​ ESB was originally brewed by the English brewery Fuller, Smith & Turner of London (Fuller’s ESB) in the mid 20th century as a winter ale. At Community Beer Company we appreciate this timeless, quaffable beer style and will bring it to you year round as our “Public Ale.” In reverence to the best ESB’s of England, we brew it with nearly all English ingredients: 100% English malts, a blend of English, German and American hops, our house ale English yeast strain and of course our own crystal clear, filtered water. The subtle complexities of this beer begin with a base of 100% Maris Otter English pale malt – prized for its superior, rich, bready taste – which adds a malt complexity that is difficult to achieve with modern, higher yielding malt varieties. English crystal malt increases the malt complexity, brings amber color and some residual sweetness, all of which mingles well with the fully expressed fruity esters developed by our house ale yeast during fermentation. While the hops are noticeable, they are part of an integrated whole, leaving the beer very well balanced and drinkable. Tasting Notes: Fruity esters and malt greet the nose with a hint of herbal/spicy hops. Flavor is rich, bready malt with a complex fruity ester character balanced by the moderate use of a blend of English, German and American hops. Specifications: Beer Style............................ESB Color:....................................Copper Recommended Glass........Imperial Pub  Original Gravity..............................14 Plato Alcohol By Volume..........................5.5% International Bitterness Units......38

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2.6
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Rachel brought this one back from a trip to San Antonio. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-caramel color with a large foamy orange-tan head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was sweet, bitter and had mild fruity hops. The flavor was bitter and astringent with light notes of caramel and fruity hops. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh.

3.3
Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Draft at Flying Saucer. Has all the esthetics, copper colored, nice firm and tight head. Drinks with a nice spicy essence, full of esters. Hefty on the palate. (#6525, 3/6/2017)

3.5
bratschepeter (59) - Abilene, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2016
12oz bottle. An attractive copper color with a good, frothy white head; several millimeters of head remain with some mildly sticky lacing on the glass. Nice Vienna Lager-like malty aroma - a bit sweet-sour with a touch of caramel, not really any noticeable hop presence. Taste is quite light, a mild increase in the sweetness of the malt without any trace of bitterness. Not highly carbonated, light mouthfeel, finishes fairly dry with a hint of a caramel-toffee aftertaste. Definitely a refreshing easy drinker.

2.1
Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 27, 2016
I feel bad about bringing the average down on this one, but I rate on my preference. This was far too malty for my taste. Couldn’t even finish it.

3.4
dlihcsnatas (745) - Temple, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Found this in bottles... yeah!! Hazy amber with small head that fades fast. Smells of caramel candy and the taste is mostly caramel and toffee with a slightly spiced aftertaste. All around pretty decent brew. Didn’t go well with this muggy afternoon but can see settling down to a 12 pack of this long about Oct or Nov when the weather gets cooler.

3.3
wombat23 (1417) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel and malt. Taste is caramel, malt, nuts, bread, and it has a very light fruitiness. Moderate carbonation. Finish is mildly bitter. Good stuff.

3.1
csaso (2284) - Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Tap - good size foamy head, murky light brown color, pretty balanced with bready malt and earthy hops, not bad overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Secret Santa crajun! Murky brown, thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, burnt sugar, bread. The taste is dry bready malt, lemon juice, caramel, bitter hops. Thin. Meh.

4.1
rgf001 (324) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Cloudy Amber, not clear. Chill haze? Head dissipates quickly. Excellent earthy aroma with malt background. Perfect earthy bitterness and hop flavor with malty, toasty breast flavors. Dry finish with English hop residue. Great beer.

3.2
theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Shaker pint draft at City Tavern in Dallas, Texas. The pour is clear copper brown with a smallish light tan head. The aroma is toffee, malt, a bit of grass bitterness. The taste is the toffee malt, though expresses itself weirdly, and a bit artificially. The grass bitterness adds some herbal notes, carries the finish and combines with the sweetness and lingers. The palate is medium bodied, lower carbonation level and the bittersweet herbal finish. There were components of this beer that I enjoyed, though overall didn’t completely do it for me. I’m not sure it was in the best condition.


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