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Witchtree E.S.B. - Fitger's Brewhouse

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: garymuchow on 06-21-2003

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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 15
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3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap from cask into pint glass at the brewery.
A: Pours a clear coppery red hue with 1/2 inch light tan head.
S: Spicy malt and a hint of nuttiness.
T: Buttery caramel malt, spicy grains, and mild nuttiness.
M: Super smooth from the cask. Light body. Sweet with a bit of spice. Dry bitter finish.
D: A nice, but not outstanding session beer. Having this on cask really helps it out.

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3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Kahki head with lots lace. Color is amber.

Aroma: bready and caramel with some floral hops. Not too much here.

Taste: mimics the nose but has a bigger malt profile but a bit of citrus and hops.

Mouthfeel: bitter. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends a little sticky.

Overall, a very basic esb. Easy to drink but no big standout flavors. Average.

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3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love me a good ESB, so looking forward to this glass fo' sho'.

Pour is hybrid between golden & amber, leaning in the direction of the former. Nose is languid & lazy, bare hops, fresh biscuits.

Witchtree ESB gives a solid accounting of the style. Grassy, grainy, bready, spare suggestion of bittering hops. All the classic ESBisms are present, as if the beer were making reparations for foul ESBs the world over. It was nice & easy to sip upon.

Right on the outside corner of the style; good beer without being noteworthy among its well-crafted peers.

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Witchtree E.S.B. from Fitger's Brewhouse
81 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.