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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The first beer in the Brewer’s Share Series is "Extra Special Barney" (ESB) and was developed by our lead brewer, Barney Brennan. According to Barney, his ESB was inspired by two things; a perfect beer moment and the aromatic highlight of the 2007 hop selection in Yakima, a US Challenger hop. As Barney puts it, "I was sitting on the deck at the brewery overlooking the river in the sunshine - drinking a perfectly balanced bitter - already looking forward to the second pint. It was one of those great beer moments. Hopefully, my ESB will make one of those moments for someone else with its five different specialty malts and this one very special hop. We made it entirely with US Challenger hops including a pound per barrel dry hop because we wanted to share the aromatic experience we had at the Hop Rub in Yakima with our customers."

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Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 8, 2012
22 ounce bomber thanks to Mike. Honey, fruity, bready, slight toffee. A nice, well made beer.

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corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Pours a very hazy, dark golden amber color with burnt orange edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring.  Sporadic spots of lace left behind. Sweet, slightly earthy aroma with a strong malt character and a subtle crisp hop presence. Hints of bread/biscuit as well as some caramel and toffee countered by slightly grassy hops.  As it warns, a subtle fruit character comes forward.   Not bad smelling but kind of bland. Medium bodied and much more flavorful and interesting that the aroma suggests.  Surprisingly hop forward providing a nice dry bitterness that counters the strong malt sweetness. Resinous with a grassy/piny flavor along with a slight citrus character.  This is countered mid-palate by sweet malt with hints of caramel and toffee.  As in the nose, the fruit notes become more apparent in the finish as it warms.  Decently balanced and easy to drink with a slightly dry finish.  

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Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of biscuit malt, with a hint of pine and earth from the hops. The flavor is very similar. There is a good dose of sweet biscuit malt, as well as some toffee, earth, grass and a hint of pine. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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zgaier (1968) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bomber. Pours a copper with a beige head and aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malty, with caramel, hops, grain, and bread notes into the malty finish.

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jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle: Dull orange color with a thin white head. Mild nose of caramel malts and lighty floral. Soft, malty taste with mostly caramel and bready bits. Very faint florals; no real bitters in this ESB.

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tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
bomber pours slightly hazy dark orange with frothy off white head. Aroma of cooked vegetables, butter, caramel. Flavor is malty, with hops present but somewhat muted, notes of water on the finish, light bitterness lingering. Medium bodied with watery feel. Not bad but expected a bit more from full sail.

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jjgmd (2295) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2016
With Z , ours a dark rusty brown Amber orange pour with no head. Nose is malt and toffee. Taste is very sweet with thick malt and toffee. Finishes on the same sweet tasting notes with a dry moderately long ending Quaff Score 6 / 10

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hopdog (13267) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Bomber bottle. Poured a deep amber / copper color with an off white head. Caramel, malty and toasty grains.


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