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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
LIMITED EDITION ALE - AVAILABLE FOR 90 DAYS ONLY APRIL TO JUNE

A medium bodied ale with caramel complexity and a crisp finish.

The telltale signs of Spring arrive in the Gorge as mountain bikers begin to replace snowboarders and the snow melt feeds the rivers as white water rafters and kayakers anticipate the first runs of the year. Flowers cover the mountain meadows and blooms fill the orchards in the valley. Our pub staff knows that our ESB will be just the right beer to welcome Spring in the Gorge. ESB is a traditional ale brewed with attention to balance, highlighting both malt and hops. A combination of crystal malts give this beer its orange hue, and caramel complexities. UK and US Challenger hops were used exclusively throughout. Aromas of dry caramel and herbs are followed by a malty, medium bodied palate finishing with caramel flavors and a crisp bitterness. ABV 6.5% IBU 35

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Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2002
As far as I know, this beer is only available at the brewery, on tap. It’s an exquisite beer--bright hop notes are married perfectly with the slight malt sweetness and Full Sail yeast. It’s fairly hoppy for an ESB, but I’d call it a near-perfect beer. My favorite beer from my favorite brewery.

4.6
ChrisBeest (43) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Great! I think this is my favorite Full Sail beer.

4.6
jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Malty and hoppy aroma, deep amber brown with reddish tiny, very fine head that clings to glass, medium weight smooth mouthfeel, malty and caramel to start, but strong follow of bitterness, not necessarily hops. Very tasty.

4.4
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2000
I like all of Full Sails beers, this is an excellent beer, hoppy, good malts and a real stand up taste.

4.4
SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 27, 2013
bottle. clear burnt orange under a large, fluffy head. malty aroma with light floral hops. a bit of warmth in this one clocking in at 6.5. crystal malt flavors with some maris otter depth to the base malt. hops are a little more bitter in the flavor than the aroma suggests, but it’s still a wonderful malt forward brew that reminds me more of a fall beer or even a german marzen. really hits the spot.

4.1
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 26, 2004
on tap at the brewery: this is a nice IPA...im not sure if its bottled but if it is go find it and try it. dark copper color with a loose bubbly head...serious hoppy floral nose and flavor to go right with it...BIG! very characteristic of a pacific northwest IPA...hoppy, hoppy, hoppy. nicely balanced. this is good, thank you ill have another please!

4.1
SFtaster (66) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Poured from 12 oz bottle into chilled tall glass. A perfect example of the style. Nice amber color and full, creamy white head. Smooth malt feel and enough hops to balance flavors. I’ve always enjoyed Full Sail brews and this one is my favorite that they produce. Gonna head back to Trader Joe’s and grab a couple more six packs to last me the rest of the month.

3.9
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Great ESB loads of caramel hops and a slight alcohol warmth. Full and tasty with great tasty palate. Nice finish

3.9
Pershing (560) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Looks, smells and tastes just like a ESB should. Nice off white head and clear medium amber appearance. Nice malty aroma with just the right amount of hop bitterness without over doing this style. Smooth silky mouth feel with little visual carbonation. The perfect ESB American Re-creation. Very easy to drink a six of this.

3.9
UncleMcHoppy (26) - Old Tappan, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2013
I grabbed the last bottle available of this Oregon Spring bitter in Georgia in the middle of August. It held up well through the Georgia summer heat and went down smooth on an evening on the veranda, bringing to mind the sweet cool smells of an Oregon spring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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