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Ouachita ESB - Vino's Brewpub

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Ouachita ESBOuachita ESB

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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 7.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Vino's Brewpub visit their website
Arkansas, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This medium-bodied amber ale has a pleasant hop aroma and a zesty flavor with a bite to it.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-13-2005)
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Reviews by Reneejane:
Photo of Reneejane
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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!

More User Reviews:
Photo of EagleTalon
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Rifugium
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of champ103
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of doowhat
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of paxchristi
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Ouachita ESB from Vino's Brewpub
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.