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RATINGS: 55   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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3.1
Ferris (16494) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle - Grains and some light sweetness. Cloudy copper with almost no head. Grains, some caramel and bitterness. Finish has a bit of apple and bread.

2.3
Drake (14078) - 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.

3.3
Dogbrick (13751) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sample at Meddlesome Moth. Hazy copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, hops and fruit. Light-bodied with flavors of doughy malt, caramel and mild fruity hops. The finish is malty up front with a mild hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

3
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2013
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, biscuit, and grass. Flavor of herbs, grass, caramel, light fruitiness, and grain.

3.3
onceblind (10548) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Hazy ish copper under a thick foamy off white head. The aroma is nutty and very earthy with an odd herbal background. The taste is smooth and roasty-earthy on a medium body, with semi-bitter and dry earthy nuttiness and biscuit crust.

3.2
SudsMcDuff (8492) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Sputnik sound .. . Medium caramel Amber .. Solid foam head , good lacing .. . Christ my nose hurts .. . Caramel, biscuit, crust, sweet mop string .. Quick finish, mild biscuit linger .. . Pretty good .. . . Dizzle

3.3
PorterPounder (8283) - 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,

2.6
FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - 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.

3.7
BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at BTBF and several more times at the brewery. Pours with a clear golden orange hued body with a lasting white head. Aromas are malty, bready, biscuity and toasty. Medium-light esters, a hint of hops, and a very light dose of diacetyl. Flavors are pretty awesome and full for a sessionable beer like this. Great toasty malt, low esters, very bready. Medium carbonation, off dry, toasty and very drinkable.

3.3
Braudog (6834) - 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)


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