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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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An English Style Extra Special Bitter. Don’t let the name fool you…….this beer is not that bitter. It’s an amber colored beer that relies on English hops to give the beer some balance.

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3.1
radio_nowhere (1474) - Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2015 "Amberjack ESB" draft sample at the brewpub, darker amber color with off-white head. Aroma notes of caramel malt sweetness and toast. Taste adds some nuttiness and light earthy hop bitterness. Light body, moderate-low carbonation with light roast finish. Nice enough ESB, heavy on the caramel notes.

3.7
60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Name was "AmberJack ESB". A lot of roasted malt/hop in this. Great burnt character. Tastes like a BBQ. Points for style and originality. Nuts, pine spices top off the brew.

3.2
Drjohnrock (841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Draft sampler at the brewpub under the name "Front Street Amber Jack ESB", tasted on August 7, 2013. Dark amber hue, moderate malty nose, moderate bittersweet flavor with somewhat intrusive carbonation. I wouldn’t call this an ESB--a hoppy amber, perhaps.

2.8
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Reviewing "Amberjack ESB" per the brewery, which I assume is this one. It can be described almost entirely as what happens when you ferment caramel malt - which isn’t a bad thing... but its a challenge to review. A light brown/orange appearance, empty malt aroma, and then caramel malt, caramel malt, caramel malt. When asked, they responded "60". Fun to drink the sense of a very clean amber that sheds some experience in that respect. ESB is kind of a stretch; they’re supposed to be balanced, this one certainly favors malt.

3
kassner (1836) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Listed as Amberjack, but guess this is the same. Muddy copper appearance no head a very nice body and reasonable balance , a tad of iron.

3.2
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2012
On tap. Called "Amber Jack" ESB. Clear amber pour with a tiny off white head. Scent is is bready. Taste is toasted malts and hops.

3.2
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2013 Draught in a flight at the brewpub under the name "Amberjack ESB." Pours a clear dark amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is rather malt forward, with a decent amount of caramel and toasting coming off this for me. The taste I found to be quite toasty with a slightly bitter finish. Quite enjoyable, I thought.

3.6
Drake (14495) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours clear amber with a medium sized off-white head. Average head retention. Aroma of toffee, bread and a plum finish. The taste is toasted malts, stone fruits, caramel, bitter hops. Medium bodied, low carbonation and quite flavorful. Nice.

3
Foxbush (2191) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2010
This was purchased in a growler on a weekend that we were at Holden Beach. This brewery is in downtown Wilmington and has good food and beer. The ESB pours a clear amber with a nice head. This ESB has a modest nose of citrus. The bitterness is OK. I still prefer an APA to ESB. This beer is not dull.

3.2
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/17/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

hazy copper, wispy white head, lots of drippy lace, light hop aroma with a hint of sweetness, nice hop flavor leading to a long bitter finish, enough caramel sweetness to give the hops and bitterness a place to hang out, a hint of butterscotch flavor add additional sweetness, drinks just a well in the pint as in the sampler

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: **+/4


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