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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bitch Creek perfectly balances big malt sweetness and robust hop flavor for a full bodied, satisfying mahogany ale. Like the stream for which it is named, our Bitch Creek ESB is full of character... Not for the timid.

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4.3
iammatt (13) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Pours an awesome translucent deep garnet. A nice finger high tan head slowly shrinks to leave a small cap on the beer that leaves behind lacing all down the glass. Brown sugar, a bit of bread and tons of caramel hit the nose. Taste is rich malt, a lot of toffee flavors coming through. A good hit of coffee comes in towards the end, while being balanced out by some citrusy hops. This is a malt forward beer, balanced wonderfully by the fairly high IBU for the style. This stands out as an American Brown/Amber instead of an ESB. This is a great beer that is extremely drinkable with it’s 6.5% ABV and 54 IBU. A great place for someone looking to start with craft beer, or a very pleasant American Amber/Brown.


3.5
mjmoen (521) - - JAN 26, 2017
C-. Pours a clear brown color with khaki head. Not bad, but way too bitter for a brown

3.8
Ronritter (665) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2016
12oz bottle pours auburn with light tan head ample sticky lacing, aroma is of sweet malt, flavor was a solid roast and nut with a just a hint bitter hop aftet taste.

4.5
foyle (421) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. A 1" cream colored head falls slowly with plenty of lacing. Color is deep coppery-brown. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel and rich roasted malt. Flavors of caramel, molasses, toasted bread, ripe fruit, citrus. A very well balanced brew with the hops and malt both making their presence felt. Delicious.

3.7
gopherfan99 (1776) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle; pours cloudy amber with a beige head; aroma of caramel and roasted malt with nuts and some floral notes; taste is more sweet than bitter with roasted malt, caramel, nuts, and hints of pine; finish is dry and slightly bitter with some hints of nuts

4
Diablokev (180) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2016
The aroma is awesome and filled the room. Nice plum and other fruit hints. The appearance is a dark brown with a thin cream head and nice lace. The taste is nice and smooth. Overall a nice beer.

3.2
Marduk (7598) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 2, 2016
355ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Hazy brown color. Huge size, thick tan head, stays. Husky, grainy, sourish, acidic, citrus in aroma. Husky, roast, grainy, spicy hops in taste. Spicy hops and sweet caramelly roast in aftertaste. Quite high carbonation. Feels bit old, but not a disaster. I kind of like it.

3.2
FatPhil (15966) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2016
355ml bottle - thanks dwyerpg! at 6.0%
Really hard to pour, frothing everywhere. Otherwise nice brown, spongy tan head. Pleasant malty brown aroma, roasted, but just a hint of sour acidity. Very rich bready roast, again a hint of sourness. Not so much that it really detracts from the taste. Light palate, carbonation way too high. Bottled 22/10/2015. Nice bitter finish, real hops. Spoilt, but still pretty decent.

2.8
GTAEgeek (2185) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a big, beige head. The nose is burnt toast, licorice, and pine sap. A little sweet, with a harsh bitterness. Medium to heavy body, astringent, thick, and clingy. This is an acrid, overly roasted beer.

3.5
Listigovers (1162) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Ruby red beer, big tan head. Smells like caramel and a bit of hops. Has a bit of a bitter aftertaste, dry malts, pretty easy to drink.

2.7
Nische (2195) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle at home from dwyerpg, many thanks! Reddish brown with massive off white head. Aroma of toffee, hay and some light citrus. A little bit stale hay/grass/citrus taste with toffee, vegetables and some grain.


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