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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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4.3
Cybercat (6155) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Pours a hazy, barely translucent dark honey golden with a light tan head. Malty aroma has subtle fruity and honey notes. Flavor starts with malt and builds on that with respectable but not fierce woody bitterness and hints of apple, banana and raw honey. Firm texture has fizz to spare. Say, Texans can make some damn fine craft brews!

4.2
SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours amber with a small off-white head. Smells of subtle caramel and toffee. Taste is malty with some piney, earthy, spruce bitterness. Light-bodied with a silky texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Community Public Ale finishes with a subtle bitterness.

4.1
KamGoPro (228) - 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.

4.1
rgf001 (351) - 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.

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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.

3.9
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Poured a clear, medium amber with very little head. Nice nose of gently roasted malt. Palate is a bit sharp but pleasant.


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