Ouachita ESB - Vino's Brewpub
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Reneejane:
4/5 rDev +8.4%
The Ouchita ESB was amber brown in color with a white head. It was well carbonated but didn't have great head retention. The aroma was of butterscotch but not terribly overwhelming, this is I think generally allowed in this style. The taste was definitely bitter at first, possibly an english hop? The hops had a spicy character, but not necessarily of a fruit one. Finished with bitterness. Tasty definitely drinkable!
06-04-2009 03:08:26 | More by Reneejane
More User Reviews:
3.85/5 rDev +4.3%
Pours to a thin head and murky amber/brown color. Aroma is hoppy, with strong fruity esters and malt. Flavor is hop dominant, with spicy earthy English character and a strong crystal malt backbone to stand up to the bitterness. Mouthfeel is of medium thickness and low to moderate CO2. Overall, this is a tasty, worthy ESB.
05-08-2010 19:16:52 | More by EagleTalon
3.25/5 rDev -11.9%
First had: on tap at Vino's, Little Rock, AR
Poured into a pint glass, a clear amber with just a patchy layer of bubbles for a head. Light aroma, pale malts and bitter hops, with hints of citrus zest. Toasted bread taste, earthy hops, pithy and bitter, but still retaining a certain smoothness. Light-medium body, not overly flavorful, but still pretty sessionable.
09-10-2011 21:44:52 | More by Rifugium
3.6/5 rDev -2.4%
A: Pours a clear reddish color. A very minimal and bubbly white head forms, and recedes in a second. No lace.
S: Soft, with a good balance of malt and hops. Caramel, light fruit aromas, and some citrus hops.
T: Up front there is to much citrus and grapefruit hops for my tastes and the style. The hoppy bitterness kind of takes over. More of an APA than an ESB.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and dry. Really easy to drink. I can quaff a few with no problem.
Not bad, but not really an ESB. If this was labeled an APA, I might have given this a better score. It is still very much worth a try if you visit the brewpub.
12-28-2009 04:58:15 | More by champ103
4.15/5 rDev +12.5%
The beer arrived on the table clear medium amber with practically no head at all and little lacing of the glass.
The aroma was fruity witha slight hop aroma and a nice caramel maltiness.
The flavor was fruity with caramel and a substantial, almost agressive hop bittering. The hop flavors were low and mostly earthy and grassy, but the bittering was in your face and said I am here world feel my pain!
The finish was dry with lasting bittering a really long and pleasant time into the aftertaste with just a hint of residual slight caramel. The body was medium light and just a bit low, but the carbonation was low as well.
The bittering was probably overdone in this beer, but in the end, who really cares.
05-13-2005 21:35:52 | More by GCBrewingCo
Ouachita ESB from Vino's Brewpub
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.