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RATINGS: 219   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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4.5
Uglyradio (790) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Cloudy brown pour with a nice lasting head...Malty aroma...Bready flavor, sweet malt goodness...Moderate carbonation...Nice balance with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish...Good ale...

4.5
leah2974 (429) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Small head, little carbonation, pale amber color, nutty aroma, slightly hoppy.

4.3
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Hazy caramel with fair, creamy beige head / Nose of fresh sour malt / Medium body, somewhat chewy with a touch of sweetness, and with good malts balancing some bitterness on the good finish / Flavors of fresh sour malt and flowers, with a big dose of caramel, and with citrus notes underneath / Not a classic esb, but an outstanding.pale ale.

4.3
vic_toria (1) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2017 does not count
Thank you to the server at Wood Fired Pizza in Asheville for recommending this. Lovely Bitter.

4.2
DDD (1) - USA - AUG 18, 2005 does not count
Draft, Barley’s Taproom, Asheville, NC and again at the French Broad Brewery Tasting Room

The BEST ESB I’ve ever had! Wonderful hoppiniess with a crisp finish.

4.2
barcia (3) - USA - MAY 5, 2008 does not count
Nice alternative to doing a super trendy pale ale. Smells bready with a little dark fruit. Taste nice and clean with a big hop finish

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pras (602) - Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2012
22 brought back to Maryland from Asheville, NC. I really liked this beer. Mouthfeel is very silky, has some bready/yeasty characteristics. Hops are in balance with the alcohol. All in all, a very drinkable beer.


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