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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
French Broad Brewery’s interpretation of the classic UK Extra Special Bitter. A bright copper color with a complex malt palate is complemented by traditional British hops, notably East Kent Golding. French Broad has made this classic public house session beer a cult classic with its skull and crossbones artwork.

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2.2
JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Thanks Secret Santa. Lightly hazed, mostly orange in color liquid. One of the more golden orange colored brews I have had. Quarter inch of stable foam on top. Aromas of apple peels, thin caramel, orange peels, earth and hints of tomato juice. Quite dry and fizzy feel, almost like there maybe a bit of infection in the bottle. Dry malt start. Some bitterness kicks in with grapefruit pith and rye in the middle. Finish has a touch of sourness, as in a sourdough bread kind of way. Not much malt depth, plenty of bitterness. I’m having a hard time sluggin this bomber down. I think this bottle may be a rebel in itself.

3.1
dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours a light amber with a thin white head. Malty bread dough aroma with a hint of noble earthy hops. Nice english malt taste, good body and a slightly spicy earthy hop taste. Finishes slightly bitter. A very nice interpretation of an english session ale with an american twist.

3.1
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2008
(Brewgrass08) Clear amber body topped by off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, peach, orange, bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/earthy, some peach, grapefruit, light bread. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

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biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2008
OK, but I really wasn’t crazy about this. Drank it while watching Ocean’s 11 with Sneeze & Julie. The flavor really didn’t do it for me.

3.2
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle thanks to durhambeer: Pours a transparent bright copper orange with a thin, spotty-lacing frothy white head. Aroma of lightly sweet, toasty dry pale malts with a touch of biscuits and British hops. Body starts with decent fullness and lightly sweet caramel maltiness before a crisp, bittersweet finish. Smooth, drinkable, and fairly true to style.

3.4
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Hazy amber pour with a frothy white head and thick lace. Biscuit malts on the nose. Caramel, toast, and citrus

3.3
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Bottle. Stated IBU = 42. Pours a hazy medium orange-amber color with a frothy, bubbly, cream colored head. Wet, soapy lacing drips down the glass. The aroma shows light, toasty biscuit malts, white bread, grassy hops and orange peel. Flavors are well balanced and delicate. Toffee and toasted bread provide a nice, subtle malt bed for dry grassy and bitter citrus hops. The finish is crisp and lightly peppery. Medium-light bodied, with balanced carbonation, the palate is dry, bording on astringent. Overall, this is a pretty nice little session brew. Solid.

3.4
Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Courtesy of Gillard. Bomber pours clear copper with off white head. The aroma is mild malts along with a bit of vague citrus hops. The flavor has a kiss of hoppiness coming from orange peel and tangelo. Then I get crystal malts and a nuttiness building into an tart and drying malt astringency. It ends with moderate bitterness. Seems like a nut brown ale leaning toward astringency meets an ESB.

3.4
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Kind of a strong body with hint of malt liqour carbonation. Nutty taste and slight bitterness.

3.2
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Solid amber pour. Good aroma, floral, slight nut and malt. Medium body, good amount of carbonation. Pretty much the same flavor as aromas. Good bite and clean at the finish. I enjoyed this one, pretty good overall and drinkable.


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