overall
40
45
style
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This English Special Bitter is our Special Ale. Special because it is one of only a handful of canned microbrews in the nation. Special because the Galena hops and pale ale malts create a crisp first sip, a hoppy tongue, and a malty sweet finish. Though bitter is part of the name, better would be a more accurate term. Fresh and lively, this canned beer suits the needs of any outdoor enthusiast. Like it says on the can: Fish, Luau, Golf, Raft, Toboggan. Ska can!

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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
weordie (1112) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Pours brown/red with a small white head. Aroma is sweet toffee. Smooth on the palate but its a bit sickly sweet to be honest, this brewery has so much better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5913) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Can at home. Unfortunately, I was only able to record numerical rating during this visit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (5559) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Can from the brewery. Tastes like grapefruit hops, caramel malt, some dry pine. Light/medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Not one of the only craft beer cans anymore! This is still a very good esb in a can. No off tastes and just a clean red/esb.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Nice amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of biscuit malt, yeast, hops, & caramel; Flavor of toasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
Pours a clear amber colour with an extremely creamy white head. Aroma is a little flat with some grainy notes, a bit like cereal. Taste is a little bitter but mostly imperceptible, not sweet, just nice. Ceamy mouth feel, light to medium body, and soft carbonation. Decent ESB overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (472) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - APR 23, 2015
Tap @ Brewery pours amber with little head retention. Slghtly earthy malt notes and hops. Overall, could use more structure and grip.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2015
エール チョコレート& 悪くないが美&

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TattooJack (515) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Poured from the can into a pint glass, nice foamy reddish look in the glass smells sweet. Very easy drinking to the tune of about 10 minutes a beer. I like that it tastes English with a hop aftertaste. The can gets the recycle points, well done then.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Medium amber body shows off soft caramel and toffee malts that pick up refreshing, bitter hops and light floral sweetness through the finish, which turns a bit watery on the back of the palate. Straightforward and drinkable, but nothing special.


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