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RATINGS: 54   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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3.5
degbert (1774) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a medium golden brown with a shallow, off-white, fine-grained head. Nose is caramel, toffee, dates, figs. roast almonds, and toast; quite nice. Sweet on the palate, staying in that toffee and date range, but with the roast nuts and bitter tea range to set it off nicely; this is one of my favorite styles, and I have to say this one is the best American version I’ve had. Finish is perfectly dry and bitter. I have a new regular beer; my Anglophile beer lover heart is happy.

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ranger7 (8) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
Look: golden and clear. Good head. Smell: Typical ESB, which is good. Taste: Very nice. Balanced and sweet. Reminds me of the prime example of this style; Fuller’s ESB. Feel: Smooth and slick. Overall: Pretty spot-on, in my opinion. A great American attempt at the style. Would drink again.

3.4
ttoadee (1511) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Clean light copper pour, quick head. Nose is toffee and malt. Bittersweet. Middle is medium malt backbone, caramel, some soft fruit, almost tastes like candi sugar. Finish is lightly bitter. Pretty decent.

3.6
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle from Choice Beverages. Pours a muddy amber with lots of yeasties floating around and a thin white head. The aromas are herbal, light citrus. The mouthfeel is slightly dry with a light bitterness, a medium body and medium carbonation. Excellent representation of the style. Cheers!

3.3
PorterPounder (8081) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Irving, Tx - Los Colinas Beverage - 12 oz bottle. Slightly murky, medium orange pour, very light off-white head. Aroma has some light nutty accents, some pineapple-like fruitiness. Interesting flavor with a malt accented profile. Cake mix, yeast, just a brief hint of light citrus bitterness. Brief hint of date-like fruitiness. thick enough mouthfeel,

3.1
vipinvelp (4471) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
Clear dark orange, small off-white foam head. Bitter aroma and even more bitter taste. Great beer, lasting aftertaste. (Dallas 201505)

3.8
kevinator (2268) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Well done beer. Nice grainy aromas. Good color and foam. Smooth texture with the right amount of weight and fizz. Flavors were true to style with a tinge of sweet followed by a bitter end but with subtle layers.

4.1
KamGoPro (220) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Floral citrus aroma, gold pour. Bright bitter start that follows through and lingers. Great with red meat and cheeses and salty food.

3.4
dfinney23 (3362) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Caramel and biscuit aroma. Nice bittersweet balance in the taste.

3.3
ZacM612 (738) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Cloudy copper amber with medium white head. Tastes a little more wheaty than other ESBs. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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