overall
40
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style
Serve in English pint

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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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2013
12oz can served in a Sam Adams perfect pint A - Pours a clear amber body with fleeting head. S - Grainy biscuit, cereal malt, red wheat, clean bread, slightly toasted. T - Follows the nose with cereal grains, lightly toasted caramel, moderate citrus hops wrap around providing a solid bitterness. The grainy malt holds strong against the semi-aggresive hops. Some floral hops and vanilla come out when warmed up. Finishes dry. M - Creamy carbonation, grainy, wet the dry on the finish. Light to medium body. A solid all around ESB. Hops are more pronounced than its English counterparts. The citrus plays off the malt well and makes for a hopped up bready ESB. Serving type: can 04-07-2013


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
bks71 (1) - - MAY 11, 2017 does not count
Really want to like this but there are just much better ESBs out there. A little too bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (1073) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 15, 2017
12 oz. can. Pour was clear light copper, off white head. Aroma was light malt. Taste was light bitter, pale malts, light fruit, hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3182) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2016
This is a perfect session beer, equal malty with only a bit bitter. Clean looking with a steady, creamy head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2016
I like this one. Probably the last ESB I drink with any kind of regularity. The SKa mix pack is a good one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MooseJuice39 (4) - - JUN 7, 2016 does not count
Poured from a can, substantial head and hearty aroma. As the head subsides malt comes through to dominate the aroma. Pleasing light malt flavors pair well with substantial hops. One of my favorites.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (10396) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2016 Can from Brewdog Online Shop. Pours clear golden orange with a thin white head. Aromas of nutty malt, citrus. Taste is cooked orange, nutty malt. Sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - MAR 12, 2016
Pretty generic golden ale. Sweet malt, some fruit, light to moderate bitterness. Its OK.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sawbuck (721) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Not much on the nose....some bread. Crystal clear dark orange, with a super thin white head. Sweet caramel up front. Bread/biscuit throughout. Bitterness balances sweetness pretty well. Bitterness has some spiciness, earthy tones. Average.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Origin: Can. Vessel: Can. Supplier: Gift (Romsey). Bitter caramel with high carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (7038) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2015
Boks 330ml delt med Rune p Cafe Fiasco 11 Des 15.Mrk amber. Lett uklar. Filmskum. Spotlacing. Aroma av mrke plommer. Smaken mrk aprikos. Litt tungdrikkelig.


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