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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
77 86 68 4 12 2

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Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
 
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Review by rhoadsrage on 03/27/13  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 9 18 4 9 2013
(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer pours a deep dark copper body with a slight dense thick light tan cream that last for a good bit and some microbubbles pushing to the surface.

S- The flinty green British hops have some earthy notes to them with a clean finish. As the beer opens there is a nice mineral note and a lightly toasted dry malt aroma.

T- The soft dry pale malt covered slightly by a papery green hop flavor that has just a hint of tartness to it and a mineral note in the finish with just a touch of husky grain.

M- The light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The nice clean easy drinking session beer has a good hop profile and a nice fresh dry malt character to boot. Even though it was a large bottle it didn’t last long.

Served In: Other

Review by tavernjef on 09/02/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 9 15 4 7 2010
Rusty copper color with a clear clean body, a finger high tan head sits tight and creamy on top, a collar remains around the edge once the top fades off and the lacing in minimal stubby strings.
Aroma is altogether biscuity and toasted, slight herbal hops, slight caramel, and other dried whole grain notes as well.
Taste is good yet a little on the plain side with not much going on. Roasted/toasted biscuit malts lead the charge and maintain a mild yet gainful capacity. Slight hops bring in some very slight grassy notes. Crisp and clean. Flavors end a tad too short and thin but the finish sufficiently drys out. Lingering in the finish is a bit of wild rice-like starch and light whole grain dryness.
Feel is about medium, clean, respectable roundedness and carbonation with a light drying charactized from just past the middle all the way through to the finish and softly lingers. Flavors weren't up to par to what I've come to know about Alesmith, a tamer ESB all way around but has a satisfyingly clean, mild tone thats enjoyable enough and becomes better as it warms.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Ricarrdo on 02/28/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 3 7 16 3 5 0
English style ESB – light on alcohol – pours a very dark, dark red and looks almost stout like – many have said it pours with a huge thick head, but mine poured with a fairly weak head – perhaps something was wrong with the bottle? The beer itself was very light tasting – like Guinness Stout without the “stout” part. Certainly it seems more stout than bitter. Not a lot of hops flavor but a lot of the malty backbone you get in a stout but not overwhelming.

Price: $5.00 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 7 16 4 8 0
A - Pours a monstrous tan, soapy looking head. Fizzy, the head recedes fairly quickly. Copper/amber colored body has a slight haze to it, possibly from the chill.

S - Earthy hops. Grassy and leafy. Light caramel.

T - Starts with some sweet caramel that is much more pronounced that the smell. Then comes a load of herbal, earthy, grassy flavors that don't let up for a bit. Honey. Slight bitterness that is almost coffee-like.

M - Medium bodied. Carbonation is fizzy.

D - Not a bad ESB, but it is a style that I usually find severly lacking. I would consider this one about average for what I have had of the style.

Served In: Pint Glass

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