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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Extra Special Bitter is our homage to the best of English beers. Brewed with imported English malts for a bold, caramel-sweet, yet crisp ale. Pair with grilled steak, salmon, BBQ, wild game and caramel desserts.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1997) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2012
12oz bottle poured into an English pint at 48°. Color is a deep gold with a slight haze. Carbonation is a little low but it makes a nice thin tight head. Aroma is sweet, malt and caramel then just a hint of citrus (orange) in the back. It has a medium body that gives a smooth mouth feel. Flavor of grain, toffee and just a bit of citrus. After taste is bitter with a little more citrus showing. Overall aroma is better then the flavor, but still its a good ESB.


2.9
AirForceHops (7308) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Draft. Crystal clear gold color. Aroma of biscuit and honey. The taste has some apple, bread, yeast. I think they use the same yeast in all of their beers. They all have the same aftertaste. Sam Adams clone???

2.9
Travlr (25188) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle courtesy of HuskerTan, thanks! Cloudy deep golden amber color, off white head. Aroma of black pepper and biscuit Taste has raw biscuit dough and lots of pepper. Weird.

2.8
ozzy70 (1170) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with creamy off white head. Aroma of hops, toasted grains and slight citrus. Tastes was sweet malts with a bitter lasting finish.

0.9
HuskerTan (2211) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. A- Grass, hay, biscuits, musty, subtle caramel. A- Dark orange color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Subtle caramel, bready, malty, herbs, grassy, slightly bitter, woody. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, musty finish. O- This sucked. I didn’t expect it to be anything but average but it didn’t even manage to accomplish that. Lots of bready, grassy, musty aroma and tastes. Just a bad beer. I’ll take a Dos Equis over this crap. If this is your pride and joy find a new profession. Extra Special...no. Extra bad....yes.

3.8
Ratman197 (14957) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, tobacco and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, tobacco and earthiness with a smooth dry bitter lingering tobacco finish.

3.4
kdhittel (82) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2014
A little light for my taste but a nice American example of a true British style that I enjoy from time to time. On tap at Krug Park in Omaha, NE.

3.6
gregwilsonstl (2526) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Yep, this is an extra special bitter. Caramel. Toffee. Bitter. Lasts on palate.

3.9
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle from neighbor Larry. Pours hazy golden an off white head. Light flavor of caramel. Okay.

3.5
csaso (2284) - Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2014
Tap - fair size foamy head, nice dark copper color, malty/biscuity aroma and flavor, fair earthy hoppiness - pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
MetalNHopHead (2014) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Luna Sea is best enjoyed when it’s fresh and the Noble hops are at their best. The malt has lots of caramel sweetness and the light hopping gives it a mildly fruity flourish. This ESB offers a lot of candy-like malt sugar and drink-ability.


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