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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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3.6
mar (5445) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
gold/amber with a white head. nose is rich toffee, malts, slightly hopped, and bitter. heavy on the palate, chewy caramel, sweet, bitter citrus, and a smooth finish.

3.6
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice earth like aroma and flavors. The hops and malts give off a earth like grassy flavor. Nicely bitter with a good dry finish. Very quaff-able.

3.6
emacgee (4708) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Shared by turdferguson. Pours a soft coppery amber with two fingers of sandy off white head. Nose is bready with an upfront English hop quality, herbal and earthy with some wet tea leaf, spice, and caramel malt. Herbal and bready flavor, I wish I had more of a vocabulary for English style beers. I get a mild/appropriate showing of diacetyl, a hop character that I would describe as herbal, bready notes, and then more diacteyl/butter. Just not my style, I recognize this as being well done though.

3.6
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle:   Darker amber, slight haze, moderate frothy off-white head, sticky lacing.   Soft biscuit nose, slight resin or citrus peel as well.   Malty start, biscuity but not heavy, with a soft ctirus peel background.   Very smooth and well balanced.   Has soft hop aspect that lends itself well to the semi-sweet maltiness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Overall a well balanced, smooth, and easy drinking ESB.   Fairly crisp too!


3.6
Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
19 June 2012, bottle. light orange, clear, no bubbles. nose is piney hops and moderate malt background, with a slight resiny note. med/thin body and a bit fizzy. some peach notes, some piney hops, moderate malt background. some noticeable alcohol. nice enough

3.6
thornecb (6093) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours deep hazy amber into a Sam glass. Pancake head with medium retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Toasted caramel and resin aromas. Dark, toasted caramel and toffee front to back. Lasting mild pine finish.

3.6
madvike (3303) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle - Pours hazy dark amber with a thin light tan head. Nose is bready and sweet caramel, lightly yeasty with a bit of herbal hops. Notes of orange marmalade. Taste has tons of caramel, nice mellow breadiness, and more orange marmalade. Nice fluffy body with decent carbonation. It’s a tad too sweet for me, but still pretty tasty.

3.5
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 12, 2012
bottle. brewer’s share series. a lightly hazy orange with almost no head. a peachy with lightly tart tangerine notes. flavor has some residual malt sweetness that works well with the bitter, earthy, tangerine-ish hop flavors. body is quite full for the style.

3.5
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
New beers motherfuckers. Nose is sweet with caramel and toffee, earthy hops, a little fruit, Full sail house yeast. Pours amber reddish, nice head and lace. Flavors of toasted malts, rather big sweetness in the mid palate, caramel, toffee, a little fruity, earthy herbal bitterness rounds out the finish as well as Full Sail house yeast.

3.5
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle; poured an orange, copper color with a whitish color head. Aroma of orange, lemon, caramel, bread and a touch of earth. Flavor was not quite as good; citrus, orange and earthy. Good, probably great for style.


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