Sea Level Blue Heron Special Bitter

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Brewed by Sea Level Brewing
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Port Williams, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer_rel_goals (9) - - SEP 27, 2016 does not count
Tinnie bought from brewery shop. Tasty with a lingering bitterness. Good take on ESB style

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4746) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2016
12 oz can purchased at the brewery and consumed about 1 hour later. Clear amber body topped by a decent head. Spotty lacing. The fruity aroma is quite nice. The flavor reflects a nicely balanced mix of hops and malts, with a well chosen hop mix. High hop load for a beer from Nova Scotia.. Moderately bitter Medium-light carbonation. Body seems slightly too thin. .

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Brought up from Halifax: thanks, Dad! Tasty bitter. More "bitter" than expected. Creamy mouthfeel. Not my favourite style, but I like this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (362) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Amber with lacy off white head. Hops aroma and medium body. Bitter taste but perhaps not ESB level, with a nice lingering finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
A banger ESB from N.S.! I am loving these Sea Level brews. My only complaint is that they fill their cans a wee bit high and the carbonation is always a bit low. For this style though, it fits the bill and works well. Light copper with a fine lacing white head, notes of earthy hops, caramel, honey and cereal. A great flavour that starts heavy on the sweet malt side and transitions into a bitter beast that makes you crave the sweetness again. Soft carbonation with a lightly oily medium-full body, a delicious brew that I would session with alacrity.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
I had fun with this little bitter. Pours a clear amber, with yes a weird little head. Aroma was of caramel, toffee, biscuit, and pine. Tasted woody, toffee, pine, and biscuit. Very unique taste and very memorable. Had a medium smooth body with low carbonation and malt bitter aftertaste. Havent had a ESB for a while now and glad I tried this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
plaugher (464) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
12oz can into an English pint. Pours a clear, deep amber with a half-inch, lasting tan head and some lacing. A bit of carbonation. Nose of caramel and citrusy hops with a similar caramel sweetness flavour-wise, with a lasting bitterness. Not too bad!

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ImPA (15) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours amber. Nice aroma at first but buttery diacetyl really comes through ruining it. Way too little carbonation, too heavy on the finish hops for the style. Slick slick slick mouthfeel, butterscotch ruins what seems like might be a good beer underneath. I know some diacetyl is okay in a Bitter but this has taken that thought to new heights. Sorry but i tried cans of the product and everyone said its way better at the pub, tried it there, not as bad but still ruined with butterscotch.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
baldric (16) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Pours a straw colour, not what Id expect from an ESB. Nice aroma, but piney hops dont add to the style. Taste is west coast pale ale, not ESB. Way too much carbonation for an ESB, way too much hops, way too much bitterness. Not complaining about the fact that its bitter, but if youre going to call something an ESB, them make an ESB, not a west coast pale. This beer isnt half bad but its so far off the mark in style that I thought that this can might have been mis-labeled.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (2144) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
Elle est cuivre et limpide et coiffe dune mousse paisse et persistante, qui dessine une dentelle significative en se rsorbant. Des armes de caramel, principalement, en manent, sensuivent des odeurs dpices et dherbes salines. Trs agrable en bouche, des saveurs dpices sucres nous imprgnent la bouche, alors quune amertume douce et civilise balaie le tout pour laisser cette sensation amre pendant un bon moment. Une touche acidule se pointe le nez. Surprenante ESB. Bonne bire. (344-10/110912)


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